Posts tagged "film"

  • August 28, 2013

    Few things in life are better than an amazing vacation, particularly if said vaca is with the two best travel buddies in the world.

    This summer Elena and I, along with Jeff and Lisa, flew to San Francisco with a simple goal: spend a wonderful week exploring the city and the wine country of Napa and Sonoma. Of course, as always, we knew that it would evolve into something much bigger. From a behind-the-scenes tour of AT&T Park (big thanks to F5), to an epic party in Yountville; from ridiculous wine and oysters, to the best Chinese food I’ve ever eaten — this trip had it all. And the best part is that we got to enjoy it with Jeff and Lisa.

    Want some details? We hit up Duckhorn, Frank Family Vineyards, Tamber Bey, and Beau Vigne in Napa, as well as Buena Vista, Robledo, Valley of the Moon, and Paradise Ridge in Sonoma. Needless to say, there will be a few bottles of wine delivered over the next few months… Our batteries were recharged at the Donatello Hotel in SF, and the Meritage Resort in Napa proper, both of which were perfect choices.

    Here are my photo memories, shot on the Contax 645 and Nikon F100 with Kodak Portra 400 & 800 film, as well as with the Fuji X100S (processed with VSCO). As usual, Jeff has a breathtaking set of his own images over on his blog. Check them out, and we’ll get back to planning our next adventure.

    Continue reading "San Francisco & Napa: Awesomesauce. Literally."...
  • March 17, 2013

    A couple of weeks ago, I had the great honor of photographing the handsome Jack Liam Ginty, whom Jenn and Brendan welcomed into the world in January. You might remember Jenn and Brendan from their amazing Nova Scotia wedding back in 2011, and to say they have done a wonderful job with little Jack would be a ridiculous understatement. It’s such an amazing feeling to see two of your friends (and clients) experience such joy!

    We’re planning some follow-up shoots, so I can’t wait to share more photos of this guy!

    Shot on the Contax 645 with a mix of film (Fuji Pro 400H, Kodak Portra 800, and Ilford XP2) as well as the D700 with VSCO Film.

  • September 28, 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 14, 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

    Continue reading "Chicago May Fest & German Fest 2012"...
  • November 23, 2011

    As I mentioned before, film captures the look of summer in a truly special way. As the cold sets in, here are a few last images of summer’s warmth, shot on 35mm Fuji Pro 400H… Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  • November 10, 2011

    Back in September (whew) Jeff and I spent the day shooting in Fulton Market. I shot film only, more specifically a mix of 35mm (Nikon N80), medium format (Contax 645), and Holga (cross-processed Kodak E1000VS)… I’m just now finally getting caught back up enough to post these, and I’ll have another post coming shortly explaining what I’ve been up to.

    In any case, you can check out Jeff’s shots on his blog, and all of my shots from that day are up on Flickr.

  • September 09, 2011

    There's just something about film that screams "summer" to me... Love these shots from Jeff's birthday weekend backyard party.


    Coming Through

    Birthday Beer

    Birthday Bags