Roll-099 (Leica MP)

I took the MP on my walk and was determined to shoot an entire roll. It was overcast, dreary, and the path I walk is pretty boring, but I did my best and made it through the roll. This roll was shot at 800 and developed in HC-110 (Dilution B) for 7.5 minutes.

January 5, 2023 · 53 words

Roll-061 (Leica MP/ HP5)

As usual, this roll contained a few self-portraits, a few of Alice, and a few of “stuff”. My favorites are the ones taken in my dad’s garage. Alice. (Leica MP. HP5 Plus. 90mm Elmarit-M) Dad’s workbench (Leica MP. HP5 Plus. 50mm Summilux-M) Self-portrait (Leica MP. HP5 Plus. 90mm Elmarit-M) Wall in dad’s garage (Leica MP. HP5 Plus. 50mm Summilux-M) Self-portrait in mirror (Leica MP. HP5 Plus. 50mm Summilux-M)

March 21, 2022 · 68 words

I love this boring photo of a lamp

My wife bought an awful, kitschy plastic lamp and set it on one of the floor speakers. I, of course, balked. That was a week ago and somehow the lamp is still there. I hate the lamp, but I don’t mind the light that it throws against the wall, and my wife loves it and thinks “it’s adorable”. Who am I to judge? I took a photo of it. It’s just another boring snapshot by a film photographer looking for excuses to finish the roll....

March 12, 2022 · 138 words

Studio self-portraits

I finished a roll in the MP today by taking a bunch of self-portraits in my basement “studio”. The shots in which you can see both my hands were triggered by stepping on the release bulb. Clever! 🙂 I really like the look of these. They were shot in my basement with a new canvas backdrop. I used two Profoto strobes. One with a softbox (octogon) to camera left, and a second with a reflector at camera right pointing at the backdrop....

January 11, 2022 · 84 words

Roll-048: (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

I’m trying to see how the Summilux 35mm ASPH feels on the film M. Running around indoors with a moving dog and poor light is either a terrible test or a perfect test. Anyway, here’s Alice. Alice with her toys Alice Alice and “Gordo” Alice and Gordo Alice watching for something to bark at Alice in bed

December 30, 2021 · 57 words

Leica MP

Leica MP with 35mm Summilux ASPH This is a really nice camera.

December 30, 2021 · 12 words

Roll-047: (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

Most of the shots on this roll were taken indoors in low light, so the Summilux was at either 1.4 or 2.0, meaning I missed focus quite often.

December 30, 2021 · 28 words

Roll-046 (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

Some days I just really need to finish a roll. The photos of Alice relaxing in the sunshine reminded me how good film is at holding onto highlights. I feel like I couldn’t blow them if I tried.

December 18, 2021 · 38 words

Roll-045 (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

December 14, 2021 · 0 words

From Roll 042 (Leica MP/HP5)

A roll of mostly self-portraits taken in the basement “studio”. A black cloth backdrop, Profoto strobe with an octobox on left, and a led panel off to the right. Washing negatives. Leica MP. HP5 Plus. Self-portrait with weird lighting. Leica MP. HP5 Plus. Darkroom bathtub after printing. Leica MP. HP5 Plus. Self-portrait. Leica MP. HP5 Plus. Camera identification selfie. Leica MP. HP5 Plus.

November 21, 2021 · 63 words

From Roll-040 (Leica MP)

A few from the most recent roll from of the Leica MP. It’s HP5 Plus, processed in HC-110 (dilution B) for 5 minutes. Scanned on the PrimeFilm XAs. This roll is concerning because many of the frames have horizontal scratches, which could indicate a problem with the film pressure plate. There’s also boatloads of hair and dust. My process needs refining. Chuck the bulldog My Polaroid SX-70 kit Quotes on index cards Skeleton Trash, just finishing the roll Camera Identification Selfie

November 12, 2021 · 81 words

From Rolls 2021-030,031 (Leica MP)

Steve and Chuck The dogs were very popular, especially Chuck, the puppy Maybe too creepery, but I thought it was a beautiful and powerful configuration. Charlie was tuckered My Nikon F3HP and motor drive Megan and Aidan Megan, Chuck, and Aidan

September 12, 2021 · 41 words

From Roll 2021-023 (Leica MP)

August 17, 2021 · 0 words

From Rolls 2021-021/22 (Leica MP)

Mostly snapshots from our family reunion. Leica MP, HP5+.

August 3, 2021 · 9 words

Roll 2021-020: (Leica MP/HP5+)

July 26, 2021 · 0 words

From Roll 2021-018 (Portra 400 in Leica MP)

Leica Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm ASPH | Portra 400 400 Scanned with Epson V750. Cinestill C-41 Negative Lab Pro v2.2.0 | Color Model: Frontier | Pre-Sat: 3 | Tone Profile: LAB – Standard | WB: Auto-Neutral | LUT: Frontier

July 21, 2021 · 41 words

From Roll 2021-014 (Leica MP)

Out with the new MP and a roll of HP5+. I think these are all shot with the 50mm Summilux ASPH

July 18, 2021 · 21 words

From Roll 2021-013 (first with Leica MP)

Here are a few from the very first roll through the new Leica MP. (Sorry, I lost them)

July 18, 2021 · 18 words

Betting long on film with a new Leica MP

I enjoy both film and digital photography, but the pendulum has been swinging toward film recently, and I’ve been having a ball. I’ve finally dialed in a film processing, scanning, and editing workflow that works and that I don’t hate. What’s more, I’ve been studying my recent film photos and I really like them. I like that they’re not so perfect that zooming in to 100% is useful. I like the defects and unpredictability....

July 9, 2021 · 688 words