Monday, December 20, 2010

Film Film Film

Recently I have re-discovered how much I enjoy film. When I first started learning photography I only had an analog camera, and that is what I learned with for about a year. Once I had the cash I bought my DSLR and didn't touch my analog until recently when I discovered how to develop my own film.

After doing some research I discovered that, In my option, the best and easiest developed to use was Diafine. This stuff, first off, is super easy to use and is extremely forgiving in both developing time and temperature. As long as you develop it somewhere between 70 and 80 degrees and over 3 minutes you are golden.

After I had my chemicals and shot a roll of b&w film, the new Tmax 400 pushed to 800, it was time to developed it. Well living in a dorm i do not have access to a dark room, and i did not want to buy a dark bag, so i made my own dark room, under my desk...

Here she is in all her pride and glory.

The "darkroom" was cramped and uncomfortable, but it got the job done. Once I had the film in the development tank the total time of development was about 15 minuets not that bad at all.

I currently don't have a film scanner so for now I have been taking pictures of the negatives with my digital, I know it defeats the entire purpose, and working them into positives in photoshop. I also have some E-6 slide film and im looking for a development kit, so if you know any place that sells one please let me know. Anyway here are the results from this batch.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Do You See What I See?

Well in between studying for finals I decided to have an impromptu self-pourtrait session, which later turned into playing with lighting techniques. Anyway, I have been working with film recently, and while my Canon New F-1 was on the tripod I had this idea...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hey do you want to fill my room with newspaper?

Sure, why not!

Yep, that is exactly what happened. Picts to prove.

Also, happy Thanksgiving to everyone who reads this!
As a gift here is an hour and 47 minutes of sick dubstep.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Provo

So over the weekend I either met some alien like creatures, or I was playing with long exposures. Take your pick.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vesuvius, Fire of Fire

Recently I went to a Sufjan Stevens concert where they played their song Vesuvius, off of their album The Age of Adz. After Listing to the explanation of the song and their performance of it live, it inspired me to revisit some of my photographs I took this summer while at Philmont. Anyway this is what I came up with.

I know the quality is not that great, but that's what you get with a crappy film scanner. Oh well.

You can listen to the song here --> Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius

Thursday, October 21, 2010

School... Sucking the Creativity Out of Me

So i haven't picked a camera up in weeks and its really killing me. I miss taking landscape shots. Check out these two time laps, they are wonderful.

Autumn. A short timelapse film from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gonna Revise Your Levi's With Physical Harm.

Good thing my jeans aren't Levi's, they are Samurai's, and to be more specific they are S710XX 19oz. A long name for a jean. What makes these jeans different? Well im glad you asked.

These jeans are 19 ounce Japanese selvage denim. For people that don't understand denim talk this means first off that theses jeans are very thick. Normal denim is about 9-11oz, per square yard, these jeans are 19oz, meaning that they are almost twice a thick as most other jeans. Next off the denim is loomed and the jean is assembled in Japan. Currently Japan, specifically Okayama Japan, makes the best denim in the world, after American switched from making denim with shuttle looms to projectile looms in the late 60's. Shuttle looms produce a thicker more durable denim, and create a "self edge" at the end of the fabric due. This fabric later became know as "selvage" denim, denim loomed on a shuttle loom,  merge this with Japanese detail and craftsmanship and you get a supreme pain of jeans.

Well anyway these jeans are also unsanforized, meaning that that have not been pre-washed or shrunken, so I need to shrink them before i wear them...
                         Before...                                                                                       After...

Well thats about all I have for you now, but updates will come on how these jeans age and progress, so stayed tuned.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

We're flyer than the mother ship

What do we do on a Thursday night in Provo, drink Tide!

Well besides that we...

Rock it on the basketball court

Learn to fly


Climb buildings

Pretend to be a punk rock band

Work on our gang sign

And paint our faces

In other news I have a new pair of jeans coming in the mail, ill have a post about that once they get here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh Higher Education...

Well college is eating my time like an Asian eats rice so I haven't have much time to play with my camera. Luckily last weekend a few of us went to "hike the Y" as they call it here. Basically there is a huge white Y painted on the side of, you guessed it Y- Mountain, and we went and hiked it in the wee hours of the morning. This was out view from the top...

In other news i finally broke down and bought myself a 70-200 f/2.8L. Its an awesome lens but so far the plan is to keep it for a month, and if i don't end up using it enough ill sell it and grab a 135 f/2.0L or maybe a tilt-shift lens, who knows yet. Any way here is a shot taken with my 70-200...

In other news, here are my friends...

FYI, i currently have Sailor Song by The Weeks in my head.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Survival of the Fittest

So iv been here at BYU for two weeks now, but on a more important note my box of Sour Patch Kids has dwindled in numbers and is now down to 3 sour patch kids. One red, one green, and one yellow. Ironically no matter how hard they struggle they will be eaten, by me...

Thats all i got for now, hopefully ill have more later this week!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Clean Shaven

If you are accustom to BYU, Brigham Young University, you may know that there is a strict dress/apprentice code. You may also know that I am a fan of the beard. Well long story short I had to shave it all off...

I look like a baby now...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marshal and His Jeans...

So if you know me you probably know that i have a "jean obsession" as some may say. Basically i enjoy wearing raw/dry selvage denim that after wearing for a period of time begins to desserts and fade. I really enjoy the character it brings to the jean, as well the story it bring to them. The jeans really begin to become something special, something of value that one could hang on a wall equal to a work of art.

Anyway about a week ago i gave them their 3rd wash after 20 months of continuous wear, and i just wanted to make a post about it. Well here they are!

 Boom there you have it, and they started out looking like this...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


So im out in Utah now, haven't really had a chance to make any new posts, but I just washed my jeans and i plan on getting a new pair soon so expect something about that. In the mean time check out my flickr!

I took this over the summer when I went backpacking for 10 days out in the back country of New Mexico know as Philmont. This is a 3 shot panoramic that i took with my Nikon FE. Im a Canon fanboy, but i wasn't going to risk my 50D, or mint condition F1 out there.

Alright ill talk to ya soon!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You cant be caught red-handed if you're not red-handed.

My darling I would never say those words to you,
I was pulling out my heart so i could pin it to my sleeve
On display for you to see, im on display.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

There is a hawk in my backyard

Yep thats right, earlier today I was in my basement editing photos when my brother tell me there is a hawk right outside the door,  no joke there was a hawk just chilling out!

We noticed that it was eating insects and that it was blind in its right, so we thought we would feed a a few mice that normally go to our snake. My brother approached it no problem and just plopped the thing right in front of it. It was cautious at first but soon dug right into it.

Then we called a wild life rescue and told them about what was going on, because it seemed odd and we thought that it might need help. They confirmed to us that hawks normally will not behave like this and that we could capture it  and bring it to them the next day.

Armed with gloves and a towel we scared the hawk inside our house, and my brother grabbed it by the legs. Strangely it didn't really fight back much at all, no biting or struggling, it flapped its wings a few times but that was it.

I honestly would like to keep it and train it it hunt for me, but oh well its going on the the wildlife preserve tomorrow, ill miss it!

Once again, another day down.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Can we get matching t-shirts?" "Can we date other people?"

This weekends was a big adventure, to describe it shortly.  To start it off i decided to take a photographic adventure into the woods, and no not the play, but the forests of Georgia.

It was nice, except i probably walked into 10 of theses...

Anyway then this weekend ended with a picnic at stone mountain with some friends of mine.

And to top it all off I made it into the finals in my photography contest!

Check it out here!