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!

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.  

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.