The only thing keeping me sane through COVID is getting together with friends (responsibly, and always with masks) to explore and shoot photos. It goes without saying that this past year has been exhausting, stressful, and overall maddening. Bad luck piled atop shitty government leadership piled on top of really terrible people finally showing their true colours was basically a year that never let up. How’s the saying go? I get by with a little help from my friends.
I am trying to get away from taking photos of vintage cars because I don’t know why I was photographing them to begin with, besides the fact that everyone I went shooting with would photograph them. Despite the very cool look, which I know is appealing, I want to break out of that very safe comfort zone and try other subject matters.
But not gonna lie, vintage cars are pretty fun to shoot (peep Jason Corning’s very hilarious videos on how to be a famous #film #photographer).
Acquired the Leica M4-2 in a trade. It exceeded all expectations and is one of my favourite 35mm camera bodies. The lens is spectacular and very sharp. I thought I would take this trade and flip it for something better, but after running a test roll through this - and making some of my favourite pictures with a 35mm camera - I will be keeping this for a while.
Walked around the neighborhood an hour or two before golden hour to compensate for the slow aperture, shot 24 frames of Kodak Gold 200, was surprised by how well the pictures came out.