So now that my two sons are at an age where I can (reasonably) hope to have a bit of my personal time back, I’ll be putting more energy into photography, analog mostly. I’m still heartbroken about having to sell my Contax 645 but at least I still have a few great friends to play with.
In the meantime you can see some of my work here and at the same time discover my beloved Montreal.
I had the great opportunity and pleasure of working with my dear old friend James Correa. It was a perfect Spring evening, the light was fantabulous and I was waiting impatiently to try my carl zeiss t* planar 50mm f/1.4 with an FX mount for the X-pro1. Which would be like a 80mm or so on a full frame body. And thus, a love story was reborn!
Some very minor retouching and color correcting were done in photoshop and VCSO film. And I love the manual focus on this cam, I don’t know why so many people bitch about it :)
If you’d like to see more of my work, you can check my recent stuff here or my full website here
I’ve been thinking a lot about my life lately, all this free time when “working” from home is actually helping me think about what I really want to do. On the one hand I still love graphic design but after 20 years, I have seen pretty much all there is to be seen in that field and I feel like it’s time to try something new. So with that in mind and still working on design projects on the background, I have put together a new photography site… more client oriented. I’m still working on some of the content but it’s pretty much done, and I’m happy!
We’re almost at the end of February and it is still miserably cold out there. I think I haven’t seen the temperature go higher than -15 Celsius in like almost two months… I’m done with it, especially our heating bill! But besides the cold, winter is beautiful, there is a minimalistic quality to it. I took some shots last January while taking a stroll with my son in a parc that we often go to… but during Summer :)
You can’t really see it in this pic but the 3d pattern created by the different layers of ice was really cool!
Taken with the Fuji X-pro1 18/2.0 and converted in Aperture/Photoshop
There comes a point in your life where you have to just admit to yourself certain things, things that you keep avoiding. In my case, I want to love digital photography and to some extent I do but nothing like getting some decent scans back from the lab. There is still something in film and especially bw photography that I haven’t seen or felt when looking at digital files.
This next set is pretty random and some were taken last Summer, and others right before the new year. These were all taken with the Hexar AF and Kodak Tri-X 400.
Somewhere up north…
private “lake” and all :)
My dad which I hadn’t seen for like 5 years and it was the first time in 20 years that we spent Christmas together as a family… crazy!
This was mind blowing… seeing my dad with my son, for the first time, just a great moment!
My wife and newborn son :) quiet moments are very rare in our house.
These two are always together, especially when my son is eating something. The possibility that he will drop some food is pretty high, and also recurring.
We had a very mild Christmas, it almost felt like Spring
I’m just starting to understand all the features on the Fuji X-pro1. One of the many features which I find super is the double expose option. I had a bit of fun during the Holidays playing around with it and here are some of the shots. I think next Summer will be a great time to explore this option, especially to give it the “taking photos through a window” kind of effect. Like seeing what’s ahead and what’s behind at the same time.
These were taken with a Fuji X-Pro1 and the 18mm 2.0, double expose mode.
Converted with VSCO film simulation plugin in Aperture.