Posts Tagged ‘analogue’

throat records

02May17

After years of wanting to visit Throat Records, in Nara, I finally had my chance to drop in. Throat, which is run by Takahisa Gomi, offers a fantastic selection of rock, indie, punk, soul, ska, jazz, alternative, and just about anything else you could want. And if you like, you can even take it for […]


The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge runs between the city of Akashi* and the island of Awaji and has the “longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world.” (Wikipedia) It’s an engineering marvel and a beautiful bridge. I took these shots from Maiko Park, which is situated just below the point where the bridge leaves […]


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 […]


7 portraits

04Feb10

I had inordinately good luck with my Bessa-T and this roll of Kodak 400TMY when I was back in the U.S. this summer.  Lens effect fineness courtesy of Voigtlander’s massively wonderful 50mm Nokton.


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.


Valéry, who had a fine eye for the cluster of symptoms called “civilization,” has characterized one of the pertinent facts. “The inhabitant of the great urban centers,” he writes, “reverts to a state of savagery — that is, of isolation.  The feeling of being dependent on others, which used to be kept alive by need, […]