Fall semester at Ohio University I took a film photography class through the art college. I have to say the way artists look at creating photographs is so much different than what I've been used to in my commercial photography classes.
It's definitely been enjoyable and something I want to continue practicing. For me, creating an analog image from start to finish is such an interesting process. The results aren't as technically perfect, but there's so much more craft and labor into these photographs and I find that very enjoyable.
It's my senior year at Ohio University, and it's about time I took an analogue photography class. Most of my peers were able to take a similar class in high school but unfortunately my school didn't offer that.
I have been loading my film in the trunk of my car (the only light tight space during the day) and developing film in my bathroom for a few years, but I wanted to become proficient in the craft of print making.
Here are a few scans of prints that I made on my first assignment.
Photographed with my Yashica-Mat EM on TriX 400. Printed on Ilford RC Semi Gloss.
My friend Isaac was nice enough to meet up with me at Clippinger Hall, a very '60s feeling building at Ohio University. I also make a cameo in these images.
I've been developing C-41 color film in my bathroom recently. It's been working out better than I thought it would, and I'm getting interesting results with the disposable cameras I'm using. These things definitely have a certain look that I find nostalgic and charming.
At the end of summer, before my Junior year at Ohio University, I traveled back to NYC. I was looking for a reason to have some summer in the city and found an excuse when my friend Troy Covey needed a gaffer for a video shoot of his.
While I was there I checked out the Leica testdrive offering, and I took the M around Brooklyn.
During my Spring 2014 internship with Sarah Silver I found myself fascinated with Kendo. I was able to sit in on a practice thanks to Sensei Noboru Kataoka.
Photographed with a Yashica-Mat EM on expired Kodak Portra 400