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In a world of instantaneous and cheap gratitude it should behoove you to take a step back and breathe. Not all needs to be instant with a flick of a finger or a command by voice. Some processes are meant to take time. Pace is no longer valued but when it is used, conscious care is taken and a project is given proper respect it tends to grow into something more. Those of us who choose to delve into less certain outcomes that shooting film is canny for have an understanding for this, photography for us isn’t caught up in pixels rather bound to our negatives and this drive to create something more is the basis of this book. In the past years gratification for the modern day photographer is shallowly quantified by a post that will be seen as an image no bigger than your palm in hopes that a satisfactory amount of people will spend about a second looking at it before tapping the like button or even better giving you their following. Our work should be treated with more respect, let it evolve for its self past its infant stage and become something cohesive and tangible.
“Taco Tuesday” a collection of images that have been compiled over a stretch of a few years triggered by receiving a Nikonos V as a gift from a friend. Shortly after the move west, Erik found himself on the doorstep of the ocean where a couple days of learning how to swim in waves turned into one of his most desired activities and now a mainstay when the waves get good. The imagery is an honest reflection of one’s first foray with early mornings chasing waves to late nights blowing off steam in a sundrenched Southern California.
Come on down to 2038 Anaheim Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627 at 7pm on Saturday December 9th for a good photos, a good hang and a musical appearance by our buddies in Vinnie & The Hooligans.
I’m trying something new tonight. Ran out of multigrade developer, tried processing the prints in Xtol 1:1 but that wasn’t really my thing. I suppose I’ll mix up the bag of Dektol that has been laying around my darkroom for about 5 years. Should be interesting right?
Share, Show Off, Make someone else smile..
For the next seven days I want to hear everyone share about their Friends. Tell me about someone who would do AMAZING things with a Nikonos II. They can be old or young, pro or totally new to photography. I want more than a; "@sonnykumukoa because he's rad. . ." Give me a better picture of why: " @sonnykumukoa would really enjoy a nikonos because. . ." be sincere and hook one of your friends up.
The world needs more kindness!
Click the link tell us your thoughts maybe win film! :) Easy right?
*disclaimer: Some of the film being given away has been in my '85 VW Westfalia for quite some time.. image results are not guaranteed.
Another round of 35 / 16 / 8 MM film fun with Mike.
Watch and enjoy!
The Nikonos III. Arguably my favorite out of the Nikonos line. After getting one from Brandon to test for him, I really fell in love with the camera. After using all of the Nikonos, I-V, I have found that the bulky body of the Nikonos III to actually be really helpful. When charging 6-7ft surf and trying to navagte the impact zone, you find that a camera that can sink and move as you do in the water is essential (The grippy full metal body is also a nice touch). The only thing that is not key in the this camera, but I am willing to sacrafice, is a light meter. Although a free download of an app of your phone will do the trick, It would still be nice to have one for exta assurance of a correct exposure. Although you can also use the Sunny 16 rule and equivalent exposure to easily adjust your exposure based on the situations presented to you. Antoher thing that is also great about the Nikonos III is that in the viewfinder it has both 35mm lense brackets and 80mm lense brackets so you wouldnt have to put that builky plastic scope on top of your camera. Last but not least, below I have some photographs I have taken with the Nikonos III. Enjoy.
The photograph above is actual one that is super classic for my friend Reese and I. If you look closely you can see that the fin it attached by a shoe lace because we couldnt find the screw. Always be inoventive and creative
Fabian Kunz reached out to us via Facebook with a handful of images he captured on vacation in Southern Spain. Images are below, in the coming weeks we'll be having him give us a Nikonos view of his hometown of Munich. More of Fabian's work can be found here