Film Digression January 2017

Thus begins my journey of film for a year. After working for a major photographic retailer for nearly three years I have had the privilege of utilizing the best equipment in the world from Leica, Phase One, Fujifilm, Hasselblad  and the non variants such as Nikon, Canon, etc. I have become overwhelmingly bored with photography. This has come to the point of refusing to shoot. As a formerly trained classical musician, and a connoisseur of the finer arts I found digital to be a bit too rigid and.... well unsatisfactory. I create images for my own pleasure most of the time, and I enjoy the process of making such items.  After shooting some film in the past I knew it was lovely, I knew it was the aesthetic I found pleasing, and the process most rewarding. But, the process is not easy, it is not cheap, the the results are not always the most appealing. To say the least, the path is hard and the journey steep, but at in the end you find images worth working for. 

So, this is the beginning of this journey. In January I shot mostly a loaner Leica M2-R with a 50mm Summicron collapsible from my boss. This tool is a mechanical beauty in which I found great joy in using. I shot both Ilford Pan-F 50 and my all time favorite, Kodak 400 Tri-X. In my Tri-X shots I pushed all my film 2 stops to ASA 1600 (these would be the last three images here). All my film was scanned in using a flat bed Epson scanner.