I've been on hiatus lately.
And by hiatus I mean completely absent for nearly 8 months, yeah sorry about that. But I wasn't just gorging on Hotpockets™ all this time, in fact I've been doing a lot in this time. I have decided to sell my beloved Fuji X-Pro 2, not because it was a bad camera, because I needed to get back to basics, it wasn't necessarily furthering my photography. I just ended up producing the same old images over and over again, so I sold it and bought several amazing and cool film cameras. That's right I've joined the ranks of analog photogs, and it's kinda great! I now am the proud owner, of a Yashicamat 124g, Canon A-1, Holga 120N, and a custom modified Polaroid Land 450 (more posts on those guys later). I have been shooting with them vigorously and I am finally starting to see the progression in my skills that I was always looking for.
I'm going back to my roots, sort of...
I first began my photography journey when my dad gave me his old Canon A-1 with a roll of Kodak Gold film, and the rest is no-so-ancient history. So in a way returning back to film feels right for me. I enjoy the tactile and physical process. However I am returning to film, with new wisdom, and I am shooting a wide variety of film stocks and cameras now. My favorite so far is the exception quality of the Yashica, but I did have a fun time using the Holga, and getting some interesting results from the world of Lomography. I'll make future blog posts about my experiences with these unique cameras. I think that most of progression comes from a renewed sense of purpose with some familiarity. I'm coming back full circle to where I started, but I'm putting a fresh new spin on it so I don't feel like I'm going in circles.
Long post short, I'm back baby!
You may have noticed the website design has changes, and no it's not because I've been hacked by the illuminati... yet. I want to focus more now on providing awesome content, for all you casual photo geeks and low-key hipsters alike (you guys know who you are). Anyways expect more cool content incoming!