I'm sure you've read many times that camera gear doesn't matter: a good photographer should be able to make good images no matter what they are using.
Let me try to make an argument of the contrary: why I think that camera gear not only matters, but *it matters a lot*. Read More
Hi there! I'm currently writing this on my phone at Atlatl Rock Campground in the stunning Valley of Fire, an hour Northeast of Las Vegas, in Nevada. We'll be out of here when you read this though - there's no service so I can't post it until tomorrow.
I just wanted to give you a quick update about the trip, and why there's been a the lack of updates here on the website, and on my YouTube channel. Read More
When I switched to film, there was pretty much only one thing I was worried about: metering. I didn't mind manual focusing (I actually love it and only use manual lenses on my digital cameras as well, except the one I use for video), having only 12 shots per roll, not being able to view my shots, or any other "annoyances" that come with shooting film.
It was all about metering the scene. I didn't want the camera to get in my way of taking pictures and become more a problem than something that should facilitate a creative process. Read More
It'd been my 5th or 6th time in SF but I was yet to see that famous fog. I only had a few days there and this isn't the best time for the Bay fog (summer is peak season) but I was determined to be there in case some floating water decided to show up. But for 3 mornings in a row, it didn't. Read More
I must admit, reciprocity failure was a foreign concept to me when I started shooting film. "Recipro-what?" Read More
Last trip to Mt Hood! This one was a very special one for me. Read More
The last two episodes from my trip to the North Cascades National Park a couple weeks ago. Here I go to Winthrop, Washington Pass Overlook and I return to Diablo Lake Overlook where I was given the gift of a beautiful sunrise. Read More
When I knew I had a few days to go anywhere I wanted in the PNW, this place was the first to come to my mind. Read More
Thee more contact sheets, from four different trips. All shot with the Bronica SQ-Ai, two rolls of Kodak Tri-X and one of Ilford HP5+. Read More
Nice things have happened recently: one of my photos was selected in the Editorial Team Shortlist of the Unsplash Awards 2017, and two more are now music album covers. Read More
As you know if you follow this blog, I'll be on the road for the next few weeks and not having a permanent address could be a challenge for a film photographer like me: how am I going to get film? So I just went ahead and got a lot of film, $500 worth of it. Read More
Last Friday I drove to the coast to spend the afternoon / evening visiting and photographing some spots (Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City and Cape Lookout). Read More
I recently uploaded this video where I talk about what is in my camera bag, but I also wanted to post something on the blog for those who prefer the written form. Read More
Bulk loading film is an excellent option to save some money when shooting 35mm. But I'm not going to do it anymore. Read More
Four new rolls, all of them from my trip to Mt Rainier National Park. I shot Pancro 400 and Arista EDU for the first time, but of course my beloved HP5 is here too. And one of this rolls became easily my favorite one so far. Read More
The last 20 years have seen a true digital revolution in the world of photography, but the second phase of this revolution is just getting started with the addition of AI to our cameras. But something else is happening at the same time. Read More
Second day in Central Oregon. This time I photograph Lava Lake, Suttle Lake and Detroit Lake and dam. From snowy mountains, to the desert, and to the forests of the Cascade Mountains. Read More
This is the first in a new series about our upcoming road trip across the United States. We are going to be on the road for around **3 months** and I'll be sharing our experiences here. First stop: Cascade Lakes in Central Oregon. Read More