Nerf Karma or, I am not Humans of New York

This was honestly the best picture on the two rolls I developed recently. I took this on the Manhattan bridge only about a week and a half ago, my first stroll walking above China Town. I stopped him and took his picture. This morning on my compute, two stops from where I get off to work I open my eyes from a pleasant train nap, good commute, to him sitting right across from me with headphones in. I've started carrying prints in a little photo album with me everywhere I go. I do a cross comparison of the print and the gentleman in front of me and I get his attention. "Is this you?" I said. "Where did you get that?" he asked surprised. What are the odds? I was surprised too. I told him I took it on the Manhattan bridge and handed him the print. "I like that" he said. "It's like karma". I don't always get prints to my subjects, but it's nice when it's this easy.


My life... out of focus.

I really poured a lot of energy into these three rolls. I tried, pretty hard. I fell sooo short. There were some definite couldabeenwinners that came out blurry. I know I know, I should get a manual focus camera. But then it's all my fault! Photography is all about failure.



Brrrr is winter over yet? These are a combo of a couple of new point and shoot cameras. I have one that I was harboring, a cannon sure shot, and a Minolta. Also tried a new lab, 88 images in Chinatown. I like it a little better than the one I have been going to, but it is not as fast as the one in Brooklyn. Consider a few of these a study on crossing the street with slushy puddles. Few days off and a 5 pack of Portra coming up.


slump, need more speed.

Tried a third backup camera, still having blurry pictures. It's me everybody!! My new plan is to get an SLR so I can go back to having more control. I think my love affair with point and shoot is over. I feel like I am in a slump, but hopefully spring comes soon. I took these today.



Camera woes. Volatile Substance at Zombie Land Oakland

Trouble again in Camera Land. More later after some trouble shooting. Meanwhile this came out on a visit to California last week. For better picture viewing, play this link. http://youtu.be/9wF11qIPOqY




Some shots from half a roll. My camera literally, not digitally, froze during one shot. I guess when it thawed it decided it wasn't going to shoot anymore of the roll and half my pictures didn't come out. Film, still a surprise. I'll have to have some beers to forget about all those other shots I missed out on. For the record, there was an insanely creepy clown in the park sleeping. Predicting a lot of proof that Santa exists on the next roll. Also love to see Dorothea Lange in a tourist trap photo display in China Town.


A Holiday Roll