Russell Military Museum Photo Trip

Taken with Hasselblad 500cm, Zeiss Planar 80mm, FujiFilm Acros 100 and developed in Xtol 1:1 for 10 min @ 24C to start. Scanned on Epson V800.

Selection of BW Classic Car Photographs

Selection of photographs from Barrington Cruise Night lovingly taken with my Hasselblad 500c, Carl Zeiss 80mm Distagon T* lens, and some awesome Tmax 400 film.  I have always enjoyed the classic car scene, and this night, out with my son, was no exception.  Lots of chrome, forgotten shapes, great texture and good people.  Enjoy.  

Photographs from Ireland

This is the 2nd installment from my short series "Photographs from..."  They were taken in June 2016 during my short stay in Ireland near Ballina, Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.  The weather was exceptionally beautiful and cooperative, so many opportunities presented themselves to take some great photographs with my Hasselblad loaded with contrasty and saturated Velvia 50 slide film.  The selection includes the west side of the Downpatrick Head and it does not feature the famous location as much as the surrounding beauty.  Included are photos from beach at Enniscrone, Ireland as well as another location when one drives the national road toward Sligo - Aughris Head (great 2 mile walk with beautiful sea views).  I hope you enjoy!

Photographs from Bosnia

Photographed in June 2016 on the banks of the River Una and Una National Park in Northwest corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I was amazed by the beauty and color of the locations I visited.  Velvia 50 film was a great companion to the experience and Hasselblad's medium format shallow depth of field allowed me more creative control (even though it can also be frustrating at times).  Some of the photographs fall in line with current thinking of what makes a "good" photograph, while others go against the grain (for instance, soft and out of focus foreground elements).  I do believe many of them provoke an emotional impact, at least in me, and as such I find them a success.  Let me know what you think (comment section is available below).  Taken with Hasselblad 500c and Fuji Velvia 50 film.  Scanned on Epson V550.

Trainy Texture

Photographs taken to show off the magnificent texture on the sides of many train cars resting at the Illinois Railway Museum.  Love the color, love the shape ...I hope you do too.  Hasselblad 500c, 80mm Zeiss T* lens, Kodak Ektar 100, C-41, Epson V550, Photoshop

Chicago Meatpacking district, Lakeshore & Wrigleyville

Yesterday, April 2nd ...was the craziest weather day ever.  It started with a decent sunrise, but it quickly disintegrated into a series of snowfall cells, wind, sunshine and snow (did I mention snow?).  We planned to visit various locations during the day, and we did not let the weather stop us.  Most of the the photographs were taken on Kodak Tmax 400 film (awesomest BW film ever) and expired Konica SR-G 160 for color on Hasselblad 500c with 80mm Zeiss Planar f/2.8 lens.  Developed at home with D76 1:1 solution.  I hope you enjoy some of them.  

Kenosha, Wisconsin - on Early Saturday in March

I recently acquired a piece of photographic history - Hasselblad 500c.  The medium format beauty defined the segment for decades, and the machine is still going strong.  Put on some film in the back, head out ...and let the magic happen.  I arrived in Kenosha on an early morning, hoping for a sunrise.  None visited.  Turning to the shapes and feel of the Simmonds Island Lighthouse and surrounding beach, I snapped a few shots.  Then, traveling along the long lake, I encountered a dead fish ...and thought it an interesting subject.  A few snapshots later, I headed to breakfast.  After a meal, I took a walk through a couple of Kenosha neighborhoods, and found some interesting architectural detail and a cat in a pet shop window.  She is looking for a new home, I think.  I hope you enjoy.  Photographs were taken (mostly) on Hasselblad 500c with 80mm Zeiss Planar, Fuji Acros 100 (lighthouse and beach) and Kodak Tmax 400 (city).  Development was done with D76 1:1 solution and scanned via Epson V550.