Ohh James…

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!

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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

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Fish and chips (via RICHARD POLOM photography blog)

Fish and chips Last week I realized it has been about 4 years since I started shooting with a more serious frame of mind. I noticed how my approach to photography had evolved and I think some of it is noticeable in my work. I hate being satisfied with what I do, I'm afraid I'll become lazy and not push harder but at least I'm trying to appreciate some of my work. It is incredible how shooting b&w film on a manual camera, in this case my Nikon F3, forces one … Read More

via RICHARD POLOM photography blog

Fish and chips

Last week I realized it has been about 4 years since I started shooting with a more serious frame of mind. I noticed how my approach to photography had evolved and I think some of it is noticeable in my work. I hate being satisfied with what I do, I’m afraid I’ll become lazy and not push harder but at least I’m trying to appreciate some of my work. It is incredible how shooting b&w film on a manual camera, in this case my Nikon F3, forces one to think about the conditions one is shooting in and of course composition… you can’t review and try again, you get one chance.

I wanted to share with you some of these frames I took on a fishing weekend last June. It was a beautiful weekend, the lake and the calmness were a blessing in contrast to the chaotic beat of the city. Also, it was great to shoot with Kodak Tri-X film and Ilford Pan F 50 which turned out quite good… I think.

The lake was just what I needed and a nice steady breeze that seemed to make everything better.

John seemed to think so also.

Ian getting ready for action… which never came. But then again its like they say : “It’s not the destination that is important but rather the journey”. It made me happier to think that way since we caught not fish :)

I’m sure he was luckier than we were. I swear he must have been under water at least five minutes before popping out again.

It was a pretty big lake ;)

Plenty of time to reflect on other things.

And make sure the world was still there…

… or not.

John was our designated cook. He actually is a chef and I can tell you we ate like kings!!! Not catching any fish was almost a blessing!

We sure did play a lot of poker, listened to some great music, drank some great wines and ate like kings. Not a bad way to spend the weekend!

One more optimistic trial before the sun goes down…

… but no fish.

Just high hopes and good times. Well not really, one of us did manage to catch a trout. I guess experience does count for something.

Meditation for the soul… with the occasional yank if needed.

Stars of Summer

I have to admit this Summer sucked! Most of the time we had rain and  some cold weather… if it wasn’t for our trip in Tunisia it would have been a disaster :) August and September though brought me some nice opportunities to keep shooting. Here are some highlights of what I call “My two weeks of Summer”

Let’s start with Sofia at Chris’s and Annie’s place in Morin Heights

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Lily as energetic as always :)

Next stop was at my friend Ian’s and Lynn’s place. I always enjoy taking pictures of Vince… he reminds some much of his father when he was younger, same attitude but with a deep soul.

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Believe me, I don’t let just anybody hold my camera… Vince has an eye for pictures!

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We had a lovely time! Easpecially the two hour street hockey game we played… I realized I wasn’t 18 anymore! But at least I didn’t feel quilty about having the wine and cheese later on! :)

Last but not least was a pool party at Fred’s place… I always enjoy taking pictures there. I do it so often that I feel like they don’t pay attention to me anymore… and that’s when you get the fun shots, the one’s you can see coming.

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Elio… such a beautiful baby!

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Thought it was only appropriate to finish with this shot. :)

Hope everyone is doing great! Thanks for watching!

If you are curious, all the b&w stuff and some color were shot with the Contax 645 / 80mm 2.0 Zeiss glass / Ilford Pan F50 and Portra NC 160… all other stuff with the Canon 5d and 50mm 1.4 or 28mm 1.8

Ciao!