A Bakers Dozen…

Best Laid Plans….

I started out giving myself a project of picking my 12 favorite shots from 2017 because…. well its that time of year… Anyway, that quickly got out of hand, so I gave up on that and changed the self assignment to pick 12 shots from 2017 that I like but hadn’t posted. That morphed into putting together a cross section of shots from 2017 that represented some experiments, diverse content, cameras and medium (35mm and Medium Format film, and digital). 12 grew to 13… Cuz I wanted the Meek Mill pic in there… So here it is.

Cameras Used: Nikon D300 (Digital), Nikon F100, Nikon FE2, Zorki 4, Yashica D

Films Used: TriX, Kodak Portra 400, HP5, Fomopan100

NE Philly Winter Sunset

Butler and Aramingo – looking south from the Lowes parking lot

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The area around Castor and Armingo Ave – a neighborhood no man’s land between Port Richmond, Bridesburg, Kensington, Frankford, and Tacony – is an old industrial corridor whose mixed fortunes have followed the rise and fall of Philly’s manufacturing economy. Today big box stores, strip malls, vacant lots, light industry, rail lines, and abandoned factories coexist with working class rowhouse blocks and a new ‘luxury townhouse’ development. 

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 – Developed and scanned by local lab

Nikon F100 28-105 f3.5-4.5 AF-D Lens (75mm 1/320 sec @ f/ 5.6) 

 

 

Inside The Philly MAGA March

Make America Great Again?

March 25th 2017 Philly MAGA March.

Philly area Trumpers show their stuff in Center City. I’m usually on the other side of the line but went inside to look and listen. About halfway through the event most of the mainstream Trump supporters left and hard right took control. When was the last time you saw organized white supremacists marching down Market St?

Here’s a few frames.

Shot on Ilford HP5 – Nikon FE2 (35 f/2, 50 f/1.4 & 105 f/2.5) – Developed and scanned at home.