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5 Frames… Of a ghost town called Chicago in January 2021 (Kodak T-MAX 400 (35mm Format / EI 320 / Nikon F + Nikkor NC Auto 24mm f/2.8 pre-AI)

It’s the beginning of 2021 and COVID is still running full force. I am a freelance corporate photographer and COVID-19 has decimated my business. So this was a rare instance in which a client from a Chicago law firm called for some portraits of a few new attorneys. I hadn’t been to downtown Chicago since […]

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5 Frames… Of in-focus shots with a Nikonos III on Arista.EDU Ultra 100 (120 Format / EI 200)

Most of us that have been around film photography for a long time know the Nikon Nikonos underwater camera. It was always a bit of a mysterious camera, reserved for fantastic journeys into the great depths of the oceans. These days, Nikonos cameras seem to be more of a curiosity of the past.  Sadly, these were precision-engineered […]

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A Leica in the Limousin: Photographic Bliss in 1980s Rural France on Agfapan 100 Professional

It was in the backwaters of France that I decided to do the research right here for my Master’s in anthropology. Almost every morning, the sun crept over the forested hills at seven but was quickly pushed away by dark clouds, which brought rain the entire day until sunset, where our perennial star showed the […]

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Month in review: October 2020

These are the 31 days and 31 articles that made EMULSIVE in October 2020. There’s no fancy countdown here, just my usual recap for those of you who missed the goings-on. If you read the September 2020 update, I’m still very much in catch-up mode but definitely getting there. As ever, if you’ve got something […]

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5 Frames… Of Idaho’s EBR-I nuclear reactor on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 1600 / Nikon n90s + Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AI-S)

Before the world stopped turning, I took a road-trip to the US Pacific Northwest with the dog while my wife and daughter visited the outlaws in the midwest. I got to go visit a bunch of nerdy places that my (at the time) four-year-old either could not go to, or would have been bored to […]

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5 Frames… From my wedding day, just before I got married (ILFORD FP4 PLUS / 35mm Format / EI 125 / Canon 3000N + Canon 35-80mm f/4-5.6)

The year 2020 started with a lot of expectations, after all, we had been waiting for 7 years and finally, at the end of the year, our wedding would happen. The year started with a lot of preparations for the ceremony, reception party, and photographic ideas. As a photography enthusiast, I wanted to do something […]

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5 Frames… Of my own private Idaho on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (120 Format / EI 400 / Bronica SQA + Bronica Zenzanon-PS 150mm f/4)

I began in photography shooting for The Arbiter, Boise State University’s student newspaper. My qualifications at the time? I had access to a camera (a Minolta SRT 303b) and I happened to be at a bar with the photo editor drinking whisky when he realized he was one staff photographer short. At the time we […]

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5 Frames… Of my slice of midtown Detroit on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 and a Minolta Maxxum 7 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta AF 28-75 f/2.8 D)

These 5 Frames were all shot on an afternoon walk around my neighborhood in Midtown Detroit. It was a hot summer day and I was absolutely exhausted from being locked into my tiny apartment for so long from the lockdown. One afternoon I had stopped by my parents’ house while they were at work to […]

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5 Frames… Of a world seen differently, thanks to Lomochrome Purple (35mm Format / EI 100 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8)

I am no photographer. Well, not in any meaningful sense of the word anyways. I have neither formal training nor professional experience in the practice. Yet despite this, film photography is now a passion, a mode of expression, and a way of seeing the world which I hold dear. Like many other amateurs (I use […]

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5 Frames… Of Christmas double exposures on Kodak Color Plus 200 and a Vivitar Powershot (35mm Format / EI 200)

On Christmas Eve I polished up my Vivitar Powershot Point and Shoot 35mm camera that I rescued from the recycle bin at work and loaded it up with a roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200. I wanted to do something experimental, and the ease of point and shoot cameras lends itself perfectly to experimental photography. I […]

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5 Frames… Of Los Angeles on a quiet New Years’ Eve day 2020 (Kodak Ektar 100 / EI 100 / Contax G1 + Carl Zeiss 90mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*)

As a creative, making it to the end of 2020 felt like a literal Sysiphus myth — pushing a giant boulder uphill all year to stay creative, make money, stay healthy and not lose hope. It required a lot of patience, determination, and self-care. I made the move to LA in the midst of the […]