Sometimes I start to get in a bit of a rut with my photography and I look for ways to mix it up a bit. It doesn't always have to be something crazy, sometimes it’s really simple. A couple days ago I decided to shoot in square format for a bit. It was actually quite a bit more difficult than I thought it would be. Honestly I am not super stoked on any of these pictures but it was a fun experiment and I will play around with it some more for sure.
Street photography is weird. At first you think you can just go out and do it, but pretty quickly you realize it takes a lot of practice to get good at. Thats where I am at now, I am am just trying to consistently go out and practice. I try not to go in with any expectations of good shots, I just grab my camera and go and practice. Some are good, and some suck.
Here is a few shots of my new Dan Henry 1964 Grand Tourismo. I have been on a hunt for a 60's inspired chronograph for awhile. The 60's are my favorite decade and I loved the race to build an automatic chronograph that happened towards the end of that decade. The Heuer, Hamilton, and Omega watches from that period are so freaking cool...and expensive. On my current budget I simply can't justify them. This Dan Henry, released last week, is a perfect compromise. The style and size are straight out of 1964 but with modern technology and an affordable price. I ordered one the day it was released and it really is a beautiful watch. I plan to order a couple rally straps for it to complete the look.
I had a couple extra minutes traveling through Lafeyette Colorado a couple weeks ago and I decided to walk around and try to make some images. Its a super cute little town just outside of Denver. I would love to go back and try a couple of the restaurants sometime.
On a side note, due to the fires in California, we have had one of the haziest summers I can remember. You can kinda see the effects in these pictures. All the light has a hazy, warm tone to it. It has been weird. I miss the blue skies, but my state isn't burning so I can't complain.
XPro-2 | XF23mm f2 | XF50mm f2 | Mastin Labs Gold 200
Last week my brother and I decided to challenge ourselves and shoot only black and white for an entire week. It was a very interesting challenge for me. Going into it I knew it would be difficult, but I didn't anticipate how much I would fall in love with it. About halfway through the week things just "clicked" and I really started to love it.
All photography is an abstraction of reality, but monochrome gives images an added layer of abstraction that allows express feelings in a way that the more literal color photography does not. I still really love color, but I have fallen in love with what black and white allows me to do.
After this week I have decided to mostly dedicate my X100f to black and white. It is my little rangefinder "loaded with Tri-X" that I can grab and shoot at any moment. I think you will see a lot more black and white in my portfolio moving forward.