Posts Tagged ‘35mm Ultron’

the Shouryoue

08Mar14

The Shouryoue (聖霊会) is held every year on the 22nd of April to commemorate the death of Shotoku Taishi (聖徳太子), a semi-legendary imperial regent credited with facilitating the spread of Buddhism and founding Shitennoji temple (四天王寺) in Osaka and Horyuji temple (法隆寺) in present day Nara.  This commemorative ceremony, which is over a thousand years […]


Photo data, from the top. 1) Dada shows up for a part-time job advertising for a pachinko parlor.  (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 2) Seafood restaurant in the Tenjinbashi-suji Shotengai. (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 3) Whity shopping town in Umeda. (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 4) Gyoza restaurant […]


It seems that almost every day another film disappears from the market.  The most recent to go are Fuji’s Provia 400 slide film and Neopan 400 black and white.  Slide films especially are expensive to make and as companies like Fujifilm look to their bottom line (apparently Fuji makes just 1% of its profit from […]


The plum blossoms are at full strength, the white magnolia in my backyard is covered with so many blossoms that it looks like a performing waiter balancing a thousand ceramic cups on a thousand arms like some kind of woodland Shiva, and the songbirds have returned to scope out all the good early nesting opportunities.  […]


Many of my favorite photographs are the result of accidental openings of the shutter, miscued snappings, bizarrely disfigured exposure times, and unexpected slips in the winding mechanism.  My back catalog is full of mistakes like these, which were especially rampant when my primary camera was a LOMO LC-A.  These photographs are like dreams that have […]


Photo information, by order of appearance, including camera, lens, and film type: 1) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, uncertain film type. 2) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 35mm Ultron, Kodak T-Max 400. 3) Voigtlander Bessa-T, 50mm Nokton, Fujifilm Provia 100. 4) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 5) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 75mm Color-Heliar, unknown film. 6) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, […]


Photo information, by order of appearance, including camera, lens, and film type: 1) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, uncertain film type. 2) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Superia 400. 3) LOMO LC-A+, Kodak 400UC. 4) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 35mm Ultron, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 5) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fujifilm Natura 1600.



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