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b&w street photography from San Diego to Berkeley and back.  

camera:  Minolta Hi-matic AF2
film:  35mm Ilford HP5+ 400

man…the built in flash on the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 is POWERFUL.  maybe a little too powerful though….objects illuminated by its flash seem to lose a major amount of detail.  i’ve built a “diffuser” for this flash, we’ll see how it works….but on the other hand, low light photos on this camera come out excellent.  i’m glad the camera will let me shoot these, because some of my other “auto” film cameras automatically flash in low light….or lock up until you enable the flash.

photos were taken at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park @ Los Angeles, CA.

i just cross processed a roll of Fuji Velvia 100…and the results came out pretty gnarly.  i think its weird that most of the shots came out VERY red, especially considering fuji usually brings out the blues and greens. 

this is a street shot from las vegas of a street performer on the strip.

camera:  Canon Snappy LX
film:  cross process Fuji Velvia 100 

Here is the same photo taken on two different cameras.

shot 1:  iPhone 4S/Instagram via Xpro [cross processed] filter

shot 2:  Canon Canonflex RM using Fuji Velvia 50F, cross processed in C-41.

got a new underwater camera since my Weathermatic broke.  this one got slightly exposed when i opened the back realizing the film wasn’t completely winded.  but man this shot came out pretty nice.  the light leak balances out the blues.

camera:  Hanimex Amphibian
film:  Kodak Ultramax 400 

an abandoned train track in san diego reclaimed by nature and vagabonds.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  expired Fuji Superia 200 35mm 

film photos from the @igerssf and @postagram #instawalksf in #noevalley.  a big thank you goes to all the strangers i met there that made me feel like not a tourist haha.  i hope my next visit to the bay area coincides with one of their instawalks so i can hang out with everybody again.  stay tuned for more photos from the weekend.  this is only half of the roll, and i have another roll waiting to be developed.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  Kodak Ektar 100 35mm 

"Collecting Souls Lost in the Shadows"

collecting souls through photography is something i enjoy doing.  for this mini-project of mine, i wanted to collect only their silhouettes.  here, you are unable to see the story or emotion in their faces…and can only assume their intentions based on the motions of their shadows.  this is a very somber collection of photos for me, because my cat just passed away.  everywhere i go, i see the shadow of where he used to be.

camera:  iPhone 4S
editing:  none 

please visit www.pacificyo.com/photo to see the whole series in sequence.  

this is the story of a bookworm needing relief from the rigors of academic life.  she escapes into the wilderness to unwind, but ultimately returns to the concrete jungle.

cameras:  Canonflex RM, Holga 120 CFN, The Byclops
film:  expired 35mm 200 ISO, Fuji Reala 100 ISO 120mm [for the Holga]
other:  vivitar 252 flashgun + color gels 

this would look really nice mounted on a canvas.  to get this shot, i climbed a tree, held my camera up in the air, and snapped the shutter open.  i didn’t realize it would turn out this cool.

camera:  byclops
film:  expired ISO 200 35mm