by Jeff Z. | Jan 29, 2009 |
I recently acquired a new 35mm film point and shoot camera and it?s pretty much been at my arm?s reach for the last two weeks. As far as optics and speed are concerned, the Olympus Stylus Epic DLX rivals other famed 35mm P&S cameras like the Yashica T4 or the Contax T2, but at a sliver of the price?I got mine on craigslist for $5! While I doubt the Stylus Epic is actually better than those later cameras I mentioned, you can?t argue that a $5 camera is much more expendable then a $200 one.
Seeing as I?ve been pretty short for words (or any content) on this blog lately, my goal is to post a Latent Image gallery of film photos once a week. Maybe it?ll be two photos of giraffes one week and 15 photos of BMX the next, there?s really no rhyme or reason, just a love for the light sensitive silver halide and all of the quirky cameras used to expose it.
Latent Image Gallery 1
? Olympus Stylus Epic DLX 35mm, fixed 35mm focal length 2.8
? Kodak Tri-X 400 and discontinued and expired Fujichrome MS 100/1000.
I carpool to the Ride office with Fat Tony and Ryan Fudger as often as possible. One day while Fat was freezing his balls off in Estonia, Ryan and I found this random skimaskglasstache in the parking lot in front of the office. If it?s yours or you know who it might belong to, you can come pick it up at the office. We hid it in Fat Tony?s cubicle.
Fat Tony, AKA Fox Tony, trying on his new jacket he got from Fox just before he left for Estonia.
You never know what strange characters you might run into during a session in downtown Long Beach. A perfect example is this guy who came from out of nowhere riding a mountain bike with a lizard on his handlebar and one on his shoulders. He was proud of his lizards and stopped to show them off?he even let Ryan Fudger and I hold them.
Last weekend I drove up to Woodward West to celebrate Ron Wilkerson?s 43rd birthday with Dave Jacobs, Aaron Bostrom, and Francis Delapena. Along the way we stopped in Mojave so I could shoot some photos and the crew could grab some snacks. Pictured here from left to right is Dave Jacobs behind the Panasonic and Aaron Bostrom leaning against a beast of a Volvo, and Francis Delapena on the western flank.
This is one of those things that most people probably drive past and hardly notice, let alone consider photographing. Yet oddly enough, when I told the crew I had to turn around to go back and shoot a photo, two out of the other three people in car asked if it was ?that shadow on the billboard??
A meth-weathered soul crosses the sun-baked asphalt.
Shooting into the sun while driving and not looking through the viewfinder is bound to yield some interesting results.
If you look close at the power lines you?ll notice a little yellow duck mobile. I don?t know who is responsible for them, but I?ve seen a few of them around LA. With my trusted Stylus armed and ready in the console, I was lucky enough to catch this yellow themed photo-opp right before the traffic light turned green.