Illinois Beach State Park - Mid Century Modern

A series of photographs taken on Graflex Speed Graphic with Nikkor 135mm lens and Hasselblad 500c/m with Planar 80mm, hand held all at 1/125th of a second and f/11 for the Graflex and around 1/60 f/5.6 for the Hasselblad. 4x5 images were photographed on film using for Tmax 400 developed in Eco Pro (Xtol) 1:1 developer for 9.5 at a starting temperature of about 85F while Hasselblad photographs were on Delta 100, same processing. The images are of an abandoned structure on the State Park beach and a few of the surrounding area. The building is likely meant to represent a boat, and it was likely used by local beach goers as a locker room, shower facility, and a places get a quick bite to eat, back in its heyday. I liked the architecture and slightly creepy feel to the images. These would likely make an interesting background for some portrait photography as well. Hope you enjoy!

Paris in Monochrome: Street Scenes

It is somewhat hard for me to characterize this set of photographs, because they fall into a strange space somewhere between travel, street and snapshot photographs.  I always enjoy Paris, but it was difficult for me to focus on only one style - or even on only one camera - the entire time I was there.  I always try and compose the best I can under the circumstances, but some were taken in a rush, or while exiting or entering various Parisian venues.  Still, there are a few that are dear to me - and a few that may even tell a story - if you stop and listen. 

Technically, Leica M3 with 50mm Summicron F/2 DR lens was used, while films ranged from Ilford FP4+, Delta 100 for daylight and Delta 400 shot at 800 for dark / low light shots.  The low light shots were taken on Olympus XA.  They were developed in house, scanned and processed in Photoshop CC.  White frame added for effect.  

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