So I mentioned that I have talented friends right? Well its a good thing that one of them is my wedding photographer. During our trip to NOLA, we embarked on our photo journey, finding textured walls, cool vines, and letting Eray do what she wanted. I’m so glad we let her have control. We saw the whole set of edited lovelies today…though I can’t post them because they are in a locked album in the tubes of the internet. I can however post this sneak peek that she sent us. This is a small portion of the beauty that she produced for us…but you get the gist. She works magic.
We have a lot of talented friends. We had intended to shoot our “official” engagement photos in NOLA when we stayed with our wedding photographer Eray. We did the shot, and she is currently in the process of pulling them together. Can’t wait to see.
However, we figured that with our multi-talented friends, we should get a photo shoot in San Francisco, after all, thats where we met. We went out one windy day with Pete and cruised The Mission district, Twin Peaks, and drove around shooting photos. He edited and produced them last night…and I have to say. I LOVE THEM. He edited a few great ones, and posted the whole set here. Thanks again Pete…much appreciated.
I also really like both of these individual shots as well.
I’m feeling great today. I just got my first dose of the true holiday spirit. I dropped my roll of film off the other day at Adolph Gasser, which is the closest and best photo lab in close proximity to my office. I went to pick up the film today, and was chatting with the dude behind the counter.
“This is just my second roll on the Holga”
“Man, I got even less successful photos than last time.”
“I should really get some sort of tutorial on this, though the wait and anticipation to see what works is fun”
More idle chit chat, he commented on my photos, took the 2 new rolls I asked for out of the fridge, and then went to ring me up. It was taking a minute, and he blamed it on the new POS. I guess he hadn’t figured it out yet…but I didn’t mind waiting. It took him a few…and then he just stopped and looked at me.
“Happy holidays. I don’t really want to deal with this, so take the rolls of film, and your developed ones and call it a Christmas present.”
He just let me leave with all my shit! Honestly…thats awesome. I’m sure he was up there in the management ranks because I don’t think that most normal sales associates can do that…but wow. Awesome.
With that…I bring you a few of the new ones, and you can of course check out the rest on my Flickr site.
I love the different types of images you can capture. I was trying to figure out what the below one was, and then I remembered it was me looking out my window at work. The street lights and my office lights.
I got my first set of Holga photos developed today. Let’s forget the fact that on a roll of 12 photos, I only got 8 developed. I passed the number one while winding the film, and I guess the others just weren’t even able to be processed. For a first attempt though, I’m excited at the way some of them turned out!
I kind of love this thing. I can’t wait to actually experiment with it, now that I know what its capable of (sort of), and how to properly wind the film. This roll was 160VC, and the next i bought is going to be 400. With more light being let in on the next roll, I can take more indoor shots. This is such a cool medium because you really never know what you are going to get. Do you even remember what it was like to not use a screen to check your photos after taking them? I forgot how much fun it was to get my film developed! You can see the other ones on my Flickr Set.