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I made a quick trip to Polson, Montana last week. Here are a few shots I got a little bit before sunset and then at sunrise the next morning. I have only been to Montana a couple of brief times, but this time I really felt like it reminded me quite a bit of Switzerland – with the  mountains and the valley, just so beautiful!

Enjoy what I saw in Montana:

More Holga

While I was in New York, I also shot a roll of black and white film on the Holga, I really like the way these shots turned out!  (Also, as expected nothing turned up on the Brownie Starflex negatives, so I have a very cute decoration for my bookcase instead of a working antique camera, oh well, I gave it a good try.)

Enjoy what else I saw in New York:

Time Stands Still

I have been thinking about this quote from the Broadway show Time Stands Still recently. It pretty much sums up how I feel when I press the shutter release.

“When I look through that little rectangle…Time stops. It just…All the noise around me…Everything cuts out. And all I see…is the picture.” – Time Stands Still (Donald Margulies)



Back in October, while visiting my aunt in Portland, OR, she gave me her old Brownie Starflex camera.I thought it would be really fun to shoot with this “antique”. I found the 127 film needed at both Freestyle Photo in Los Angeles, CA and B&H in New York. The film is quite spendy (about $10-$14 per roll of 12 exposures), so I just bought a couple of rolls to see what I ‘d get. There was no guarantee this camera was still working after sitting in an attic for so many years. The first roll I shot was black and white and I was able to get a couple of semi-decent shots, but nothing I thought was worth sharing. The color roll produced nothing once developed. I don’t know if it was the film, the developing or operator error. I’ve got two more rolls currently being developed, if anything shows up, I will share them here.

I was still interested in shooting with film though, and thought I’d try out a “toy” camera, so I purchased the all plastic 35mm film Holga. (I got the 35mm format because I thought this is an experiment and the film and developing might be more cost effective this way). I’ve been really curious to see what kind of images I could get with something so simple.

Last week I was back in my favorite city, New York. The sun was shining so I thought it was a perfect time to break out the Holga and see what I could get. I’m still figuring out the focus settings (as you can tell, some of the shots are completely blurry vs. the others that are only somewhat blurry – which is the desired outcome). So here are a few of my favorite shots from my first color roll. I’ve got a black and white roll being developed and two more color rolls to shoot. Stay tuned!

Enjoy what I saw through my Holga…

Willamette Wine Country

Last fall I had the opportunity to travel to the Willamette Wine Country in Western Oregon to spend a weekend shooting at few wineries. Due to our mild weather, we were a bit ahead of the harvest, but the views were still pretty amazing.  We were hosted by three wonderful wineries: White Rose Estate, Bella Vida Vineyard and Sokol Blosser Winery as well as the processing facility 12th & Maple Wine Co.

Here is what I saw in Oregon,

Black and White New York City

If you follow me long enough, you’ll see I have a fascination with New York City.  My first visit there was in 1995 and I have been back 15 times since then. Some of my favorite things to do in the city are, of course, see Broadway shows, go shopping and every time I’m there I just have to walk around and people watch and see what I can see.  So here are some shots of what I have seen in New York the past few times I’ve visited.


New Orleans doors and windows

I recently spent some time in New Orleans for the PPA Imaging USA convention and trade show. When I had a little free time I took a walk through the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, where I was staying. I felt drawn to many of the doors and windows I was seeing, the textures and colors were mesmerizing.

Enjoy what I saw in NOLA!