Good morning, #losangeles. Sometimes photographers get lucky with a great-looking shot, but more often than not, the best images took a lot of planning, experience to know how to shoot it just right, the right equipment, and a lot of patience. I trail run in the Santa Monica Mountains, and have been thinking about this image I could make from this view for years. Since it involved a long pre-dawn hike carrying >20 lbs of gear to the spot, I’ve put it off for a long time. But this weekend, I had rented a 400mm prime lens for another shoot I’d been planning, and the atmospheric conditions were right, so this was the moment to make it happen. ISO 400 400mm f/13 1/5 sec #canon5dmarkiii #sunrise #sunriseoftheday
#Sunrise over #Malibu. Being an early riser earns me so many of these gorgeous moments; I only occasionally have a camera to capture it, and actually, i like it that way. Love the soft tones from @fujifilm_profilm #fuji400h. #ishootfilm #fujifilm #staybrokeshootfilm #mediumformat #120film
The reason #california is called the Golden State.* Another from my #torreypines outing in December. That bridge is gorgeous from all angles. I can’t get enough, San Diego. I’ll never, ever have enough of you.
70mm ISO 320 f8 1/250sec #canon5dmarkiii *Not the reason
#Sunrise over #santamonica, and one of my favorite stretches of coastline in #LA. I love the peace in this image, carried by the soft colors of #fuji400h 120 #mediumformat. Just yards away was a stream of morning commuters inching along the PCH. Find the peace around you in this busy world; I promise it’s there if you take a breath and look. #staybrokeshootfilm #ishootfujifilm #filmphotography @fujifilm_profilm
Dawn patrol. The sun crests the horizon over #losangeles, as a #surfer heads in to what’s assuredly a more boring part of his day. This was the first roll on the #zeiss TLR that exposed all 12 images, though the frames still overlapped on some. I’ll get it figured out eventually. fujifilm_profilm #ishootfujifilm #mediumformat #120film #staybrokeshootfilm #fuji400h
I couldn’t bear to square-crop this sweeping shot of one of the most iconic scenes in my hometown of #sandiego. The last colors of late December daylight hush over #torreypines. I wanted to compress the view of the excellent architecture of the bridge against the cliffs, so I used a 105mm focal length. ISO100 f11 .6sec #canon #canon5dmarkiii #nightphotography #beachlife #purple
2018 was the year I moved back to “serious” photography, requiring a lot more planning and heavy equipment. Forewent the phone in favor of my #canon5dmarkiii, and picked up #filmphotography again for the first time since college. The learning curve on #mediumformat was rough and EXPENSIVE, but a good push on my skills. Here’s to more growth in#2019. #topnine #staybrokeshootfilm
Sweet dreams of angels and blue skies in #pompeii with #vesuvius in the background. An Italy trip from 2016. Canon 5D
Sunrise in #malibu last month when things were simple and whole. Our friends and neighbors affected by the fires need all the support and love we can give; look for ways to serve. #zeiss kodakportra160 #staypoorshootfilm #filmsnotdead #120film #mediumformat #topanga
Cool days in #nyc. Nothing else feels quite like the city, with its unmistakable charms. Remember to look up — that’s where most of it is. #newyork #manhattan #canon
Sunrise at one of my favorite little pieces of history in #la. This abandoned motel on the PCH will probably be replaced with much-needed beachfront housing for underserved rich people someday, but in the meantime, I’ll adore its slow dissolve into the past. #kodakektar100 has some nice dynamic range and grain to do justice to this dusty #malibu treasure.
My third roll of #film on the #zeiss Ikoflex TLR, and I’m finally getting the hang of everything except loading the roll so the first frame doesn’t get wasted (help, Internet!).
#filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #staypoorshootfilm
Memories of a rustic Italian October two years ago. They love #pumpkins as much as I do. #ravello #autumn
I’m finally sorta getting the hang — maybe — of my #zeiss Ikoflex Ic #tlr. And yet, my favorite image so far was an accidental #doubleexposure of a raspberry bush and this gorgeous home. Everything about this camera and analog photography, down to using an external light meter, has been a massive learning curve, but fun. I love a challenge. #kodakportra160 #film #120film
It’s finally October! I really #fall for #autumn. In #Ravello #Italy, I found a garden where they were growing these #pumpkins on raised trellises that make covered walkways. 2016
Happy first day of #fall. I’m ready for lots of rust red and orange everything. Thinking back to a lovely October I spent in #italy a couple years ago. #autumn #leaves #canon 5D MkIII 55mm f/4.0 1/125s ISO 250
I love the rusty hues of this old building in #ravello against the lively blue-green Tyrrhenian Sea. Standing over a vista shared by people thousands of years before me was spiritual. #canon #italy
May God bless America, and may we use those blessings to bless the world. “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” #911 #neverforget #psalm91
Today, we feel the hole and remember who are missing. Let us fill the gap with grace and empathy for all who suffer. Thank you to those who protect us. #911 #neverforget
Canopied vineyards on the hilltop town of #ravello #italy on the #amalficoast. This is the one grape experience during that trip that didn’t come in a bottle. #wine
Italian commute. This is one of the moments most crystallized in my memory from my #italy trip in 2016. Walking the hillsides of #positano in lush #fall evening light. And did you notice the @louisvuitton seat? This one may actually make it onto the wall of my house next time I get into a printing mood. #canon MarkIII 24mm f/7.1 1/160 sec ISO 400