Recent Work (March 2020)

In an effort to stimulate some sort of creativity, I decided to shoot a few rolls of film through longer lenses. I had no real expectations, but I figured that changing my view might at least produce something that looked a bit different than the sort of things I usually end up with. I used a few different focal lengths – 85, 100, and 135 – more or less randomly. I think I had a 50 on there for a few shots as well.

Additionally, I pushed the film (HP5+) to 1600 to make it easier for me to shoot at higher shutter speeds and/or use filters if I was so inclined. Naturally, it’s a bit grainy, but I’m fine with that. I knew what I was getting into.

The Accumulation Revealed, Part Deux (Point Quatre)

This will be the last “Part Deux” posting, as it represents the last batch of photos from this particular trip.

We’re back to the Leica & Summitar combination here. All together I selected eighteen photos out of somewhere around 180. This was not a predetermined ratio, but rather the result of a fairly lengthy culling process that pared it down first to somewhere around 30-35 photos, then into successively smaller groups until I felt it was as tight as I could make it and still preserve the integrity of the group.

I confess I am a bit curious about how this selection comes across to other viewers. Recognizing that, without seeing the photos that didn’t make the final cut, it’s hard to make an informed judgement, I nonetheless would be interested to hear your impressions. Do the photos work together as a group? In other words, do they help you to form an overall impression of the places and times depicted? Do they produce an emotional response as a group? Are there any photos that you feel could be removed from the final selection?

The Accumulation Revealed, Part Deux (Point Deux)

I didn’t think the title of this through as carefully as I should have.

In any case, this is the second batch of photos that I set up in the previous post. The remainder will be up in coming days.