A New Outlook

I've been toying with my styles of photography lately trying to find something I really connect with. A few things have really stood out to me... I have always loved candid photography. I feel like it shows who a person really is a whole lot better than a set up portrait. I strive to portray the beauty in life and I feel like nothing can do it better than photographs of actual moments in life. I feel like those are truly beautiful. I also feel like there isn't a better medium to do so on as film. I've also always kind of been a film "purist" where I refused to touch the look of film once I scan it, to keep it as close to the real thing as possible but I've decided to give my pictures my own creative touch and I hope it makes a positive impact on the feel of my pictures. I've also started to find beauty in the imperfections of a slightly out of focus shot and I'm trying to be picky about my shots I've taken.

It's really cool to have friends who are also photographers. My best friends that I grew up with are all coincidentally very handy with cameras although one won't admit it. These shots were fired up in north Scottsdale with my best friend Curtis (pictured) and Brandon (who got there later). 

Suggested Song: The Abbasi Brothers - Something Like Nostalgia

All these pictures were taken with an Olympus OM10 and a Zuiko MC 50mm f1.8

Old Town Glendale

My family's California plans fell through when my sister got the stomach flu, so my dad, brother and I decided to drive about 20 minutes down to Old Town Glendale, Arizona. You have to drive through a pretty bad neighborhood but then all of a sudden you reach this beautiful neighborhood full of old houses and cool antique stores.

On the way back home I still had some film left over, and I wanted to be able to see my pictures as soon as possible so I had to finish the roll! And this old building really caught my eye so instinctively I had to stop. It turns out this factory first opened in the early 1900's and was a beet sugar factory and even made Orange Crush for a while. Pretty cool. I couldn't go in unfortunately, due to the fence, barb wire, two sets of razor wire and the possible security guard in the security office with the door cracked. It was a very interesting place though. Tons of old cars including an old hot rod hurst that I couldn't get close enough too get a good picture of. But overall it was well worth the stop.

Suggested song: Sigur Rós - Ísjaki

All these photos were taken with a Voigtlander Bessa R4A with Color Skopar 35mm f2.5 PII