Ahun . Creuse
Rue de Guéret . Ahun
Avenue de la Préhistoire . Les Eyzies
République . Paris
Jardinage . Ahun
La France . Bourganeuf
Route de Limoges . Ahun
Little India & Arab Street
Some bar in SF, 2019.
I found myself in Berkeley, heading to Shattuck cinemas to catch a screening of The Irishman before it headed to streaming. I like Scorsese’s attention to detail (and also Shutter Island to bits!) and the fact that he’s something of a film historian is something that I really admire him for. I wasn’t prepared for the movie’s run time though- over 3 hours. And to be honest, I thought the movie was alright. Not spellbinding stuff, but fine. I think I enjoyed walking in the streets of Berkeley more that day. These pictures came of the roll of Ektar 100 I was playing with.
Schon auch Touri.
No. 11 Dylan
At the risk of being exceedingly repetitive, this shoot happened in perhaps the most down period of the year for me. Dylan and I shot at the very end of September and at that point I hadn’t shot since August 1st, we’d both been talking about creating… anything together. Typically when I’m not shooting it’s mostly because I can’t fit anything in my schedule, that was partly the case here but even more so that I was in an artistic rut. My birthday came and went and my plan to have “Rituals and Routines” all wrapped up had failed… I needed to switch things up. I bought some paper backdrops and a small lighting set up and my goal was to do some studio shoots. This was all outside my box and I believed that by challenging myself to work with lighting in an artificial environment I would spark inspiration. It worked. For this shoot with Dylan I brought all my equipment to their place and we spent a few hours just shooting whatever we felt like and chatted, I probably did most of the talking/complaining/whatever but I think in the end it was therapeutic for both of us. That’s really just a bunch of weird context for one of my favorite shoots, those Venetian blinds were a total accident, Dylans widows faced west and as the sun moved through the sky it just pounded through the window. It kinda spoiled my feelings on later studio shoots because they added all this depth and natural light to the images that I couldn’t replicate later. This was also a chance to shoot with a trio of films I rarely or never use, Ektar, Shanghai GP3 100, and Lomochrome purple. Without this shoot with Dylan I don’t think I’d have had the motivation and encouragement to get me to the project I mostly closed out 2019 with. I am so happy and grateful that Dylan messaged me out of nowhere so many months before.
- Former Ministry of Highway Construction in Georgia, nowadays the headquarters of the Bank of Georgia.
day trip to ulsan, south korea
Willow Glen, California by Branden Frederick
Hasselblad 500C/M // Ektar 25 (expired 1991) This last summer didn’t allow me much personal time, and I didn’t take many photos. I’m trying to fix that, starting with these shots from Willow Glen last weekend, celebrating the suburb.