Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a few hours on Saturday. We talked film, community and picture making. Was great to see some familiar faces and meet a few new ones as well. So excited that this film community is growing daily and in true film fashion we won't see most of the photos from the day until they are developed 😅. . If you're in the photo let me know I'll tag ya! . To those who weren't able to make it or were on the waiting list, as those who were there can tell you space was limited (we called it cozy😁), I'll hold a more casual photowalk real soon.
tis the season...for me to be crouching over a puddle at the front of the pier and have people shake their heads as they walk by...a few will stop and ask what I'm doing then see what I see replying, "wow that looks great, can I take one?" Yes, yes you can.💫 . Leica SL // 21 mm
same angle as last night, different lens. 🔭 . not often you see everyone turn their backs of the sunset and take photos of the sky behind them. Notice the guy in the foreground nailing the shot from the beach. bet that one is 🔥 . #LeicaCL // 90-280mm
Why film? Every image has a story, but for me moments I've captured on film tell a deeper story. . These 4 images, this moment in time, French teenagers spending their afternoon on the end of a small cement pier with a few beers sharing a pack of cigarettes and taking turns jumping into the cool blue water of the Mediterranean. I walked up and tried to speak with them and 1st grade French, they were nice enough to reply in English 😅. . I hung out with them for a bit and shot a few images of them jumping in - they offered me a cigarette and a beer, then proudly tell me I need to take a photo of all three of them. When they ask to see it, I show them the back of my Leica and explain it's film. Alittle shocked a little confused...why film? . Those conversations and the sound of the ocean come rushing back to me when I look at these 4 photos. . Can special moments be captured digitally, absolutely. But the feeling of capturing a moment on film adds an extra layer for me that makes it so real. I'll be talking a bit about this feeling on Saturday w/ @kodakcameraclub_roc & @bloomingdales in Century City. There are only a few spots left, all ages/levels are welcome, this is the perfect opportunity to take that plunge into film or to rekindle that love of Photography you once had. Link in my profile for more information. . Cannes, France June 2018 Leica M7 // Kodak Portra 400
Why do you still shoot film Pete? . I'll be answering that question and leading a small photowalk in Century City w/ my friend @stoffelmatt. It's all going down this Saturday from 11-1 pm w/ @kodak. There are still a couple spots left. To register and learn more about the workshop check the link @kodakcameraclub_roc's page my Instagram Story. . All ages, all skills are welcome! .
Let's talk and shoot film together... (Sidenote, pinch and zoom on some of those headlines in this magazine I recently found at a swap meet from 1963 🤓)