Over the weekend, I attended the first leg of the Boiler Room summer tour in Brooklyn, New York. Here are few snapshots from the night:
It’s been about two years since I started shooting all of my personal work on film, and I felt it was only right I share my recent experience with Ilford Delta 3200 and a few photos from my photo walk with my friend and fellow photographer Chris T. Ramos.
Ilford Delta 3200 is a grainy high-speed black and white film that is great for night photography, concerts or fast moving subjects (If you’ve never shoot 3200 film - I’d recommend shooting at it 1600 ISO). With that being said, I choose to shoot the film stock during the day and during early sundown.
While shooting a roll of Ilford Delta 3200, I decided to use my Fujifilm GA645. I figured the two paired well because it has an internal light meter and a fairly fast lens. The film stock produced images that were contrasty and had a beautiful grain. After seeing the images developed and scanned in - I will definitely consider shooting the stock at 1250 ISO which will overexpose the roll by one stop.
What makes film so exciting are the varieties of film stocks available and the unique qualities each produce. I definitely recommend giving it a go.
All of the photos were developed by my go-to photo shop called Luster Photo & Digital in the East Village, NYC.
My girlfriend was recently looking at gift guides online to find a Christmas present for me. She mentioned that all of the gift guides for men only listed technology, booze, socks and watches.
I’ve listed a few of my favorite items that will please even the pickiest guy on your list this holiday season.
Reigning Champ Heavyweight Terry Crewneck Sweatshirt in Heather Grey, $140 - premium athletic wear
Minimal lines Framed Art Print by Leandro Pita, Society6, $52.99 - wall art to design any space
July Nine Sequel, $26 - nylon tote that’s functional, stylish and has unique roll up
The James Brand, $60 - compact stainless steel blade with a pry bar that triples as a key ring, bottle opener and screwdriver.
Converse One Star Premium Suede Low Top, $75 - a fresh take on one of the most iconic shoe designs
Carhartt WIP Watch Gloves, $35 - stay warm this season with stretchable rib-knit fabric
Cereal Magazine New York City Guidebook (single issue), $25 - 30 select points of interest, photo essay of the city, illustrated neighborhood map, interviews and essays from celebrated locals
Stálogy 365 Days Notebook, $17.50 - Minimalist notebook with a durable cover with gold-tone branding. Thin, bleed-resistant, 4mm grid-ruled paper. Hour numbers printed along left margin. Months, dates and days of the week printed atop each page
Blue Bottle Coffee Gift Subscription, ($72 for 3 months, $144 for 6 months) - Half bag (6oz) of a changing selection of whole bean coffee. Delivered every other week.
If you haven't noticed - I took a hiatus from updating my blog.
It's only right I start blogging again and with a post explaining why I took a break. I stopped blogging because I needed to remember why I started. When I started, I was excited and couldn't wait to share my daily routines, projects I'm working on, pictures from traveling, stories from people I've met, and what inspires me. I was filled with inspiration.
Here's why I took a break:
As a creative, you sometimes get into a funk. It happens to the best of us. I was feeling uninspired and looked for other ways to express myself.
Life is really busy at the moment. I've been working on finding the next step in my career. Updating my resume, networking, attending events and looking for new opportunities is time consuming. I wasn't able to dedicate enough time to maintain the blog.
We live in an age that demands and gets instant gratification. When I was maintaining my blog, I found myself posting blog entries for quantity reasons, not quality. In return, I was getting "burned out". I needed to recharge.
With that being said - I'm looking forward to blogging and posting again.