a film photoblog

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. (Kodak Tri-X. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Thanksgiving. (Kodak Tri-X. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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14 responses

  1. Terry Cuvier

    This is really cool. Who’s that ghostly figure in the corner?

    May 22, 2009 at 5:39 AM

    • I believe that’s a ghost. Actually, that’s a family friend from Denmark.

      May 23, 2009 at 2:37 AM

  2. …And the table all set and ready for a big meal. This is way koo!

    May 22, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    • Glad you noticed that in the reflection. 🙂

      May 23, 2009 at 2:38 AM

  3. segues

    Your photographs are exquisite. My degrees are in photography, all from back before digital was even a consideration in anybodies sci-fi mind. Film is magic. The entire process of developing and printing film is magic. I applaud your adherence to the old magic, and your power with it.

    May 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    • I completely agree. Photography is nothing short of magic. Light is magic. Film is magic. The whole process of making a photograph is magic.

      Of course, so is digital capture. Just not as cool a magic. :p

      May 23, 2009 at 2:43 AM

  4. Tina

    This is nicely composed and I simply like it! I imagine the grays look richer in person. I’m glad to see you focusing on your craft. I’m craving to get back to black and white film and am working towards that goal. Some of the people who simply switch their color pics to grayscale don’t know what they are missing,heh.

    May 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    • Can you believe some people say they can’t tell the difference between a grayscaled image and a true black and white image? I mean, are they serious?

      May 23, 2009 at 2:45 AM

  5. Nice reflection, good “shininess” on the chandelier.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

  6. I am not an accomplished photographer, so my opinion is probably worth little. Still I want to compliment you and observe that your photographs seem exceptional to me. Are they all done with film? Do you shoot digital at all?

    Blessings, always.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    • All film. Nothing against digital. It’s just not for me.

      By the way, no one’s opinion is worth little. If you like a photograph you see, nothing else matters. I’m just flattered you think enough of my work to say so.

      May 23, 2009 at 2:48 AM

  7. Never having developed my own film, I recall at the drug store or photo shop eagerly grabbing my packet of pictures which someone else had processed, and quickly scanning them to see their quality. I purchased my first digital camera a couple of years ago and to me it phenomenal–because 1. I can see the pictures immediately and 2. I can snap away without worrying about the expense. 3. I can load them onto my computer and wrangle around with them a bit.

    I expect that you do all the processing yourself. Do you do that immediately after a shoot…or do you wait awhile?

    Do you feel you produce more excellent work with film than with digital?

    Again, appreciate your work and your feedback.

    May 24, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    • I don’t currently have the space to process my own film, but I do have a good friend at a pro lab who handles my work (I give him instructions based on what I need, depending on the film used, special processing issues, etc.) I do all of my own scanning, though, which is often an ordeal, to say the least. To answer your question, I do try and get things processed as soon as I can, especially with color.

      As for digital, I haven’t shot enough of it to compare (I once borrowed a friend’s DSLR for a day, but it just wasn’t for me; I like the fact that with film I can’t just fire away; I need to be deliberate and mindful; after all, there’s no LCD to distract me). I just know that film has a look and feel I appreciate. I have absolutely nothing against digital. I just trust what I like.

      May 24, 2009 at 1:23 AM

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