Posts from September 2012

  • September 27, 2012

    When Tony asked if we might be free for a Cubs night game, Elena and I didn’t have to think too hard. And when we found out how amazing the seats were, we knew that we’d made the right call… Instead of “Club Box” they should just name the section “Awesome” and be done with it.

    What a perfect night, too. Definitely glad I brought the Contax with; all images were shot on Kodak Ektar and Kodak Portra 400.

  • September 13, 2012

    Every so often, I get to travel to Madison, WI for work. It’s a great town, with some wonderful bars and restaurants — I’m looking at you Cooper’s, Old Fashioned, and Whiskey Jack’s… On this past trip, I brought along some film and lucked out with a beautiful night. These images were shot with the Contax 645 on Kodak Ektar and Kodak Portra 400.

  • September 09, 2012

    Tradition. That’s what the yearly May Fest (okay, Maifest) and German Fest gatherings have become for us. Twice a year, we spend a Saturday afternoon drinking huge mugs of beer, eating sausages and sauerkraut, and listening to polka. Then, afterwards, we hit up Lincoln Square Lanes for some bowling, cocktails, and, if we’re lucky, more polka. It never disappoints.

    We hit a new attendance record for this year’s May Fest, and even managed to squeeze in some Garcia’s mex afterwards. This past weekend, E was out of town, so Jeff & Lisa and I met up with Andreas & Marisa for German Fest’s daytime activities. Jett joined us for drunk bowling, which is at once easier and more difficult than sober bowling. Try it sometime.

    I never posted my May Fest images, so I decided to combine them with my shots from German Fest. The May Fest 2012 images are a mix of 35mm (Nikon F100) and medium format (Contax 645), and were shot on Fuji 400H and Ilford XP2 (B&W). The German Fest 2012 ones are digital, and were processed with VSCO Film using the Fuji 800Z, and Kodak TRI-X 400++ presets.

    Oh, and if you’re interested in the reliving fun from previous years, check out May Fest 2010 and May Fest 2011, too!

    May Fest 2012

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  • September 05, 2012

    Thanks to Jeff, I was able to hit one last Cubs game in 2012 last Friday. It was crazy hot, but we rocked it anyway… We met up with Jay & Amy, too, whose wedding I’m shooting next fall — needless to say it was a pretty good time. The D700 came along for the ride, and all of these photos were processed using VSCO Film, specifically the Fuji 400H+, Fuji Superia 800+, Kodak TRI-X 400++, and Fuji Neopan 1600++ presets.