D.C. to Boston / Jason Lee book signing / Leica M2

A while back, Courtney and I planned a trip to D.C. I had never been and was excited to get some museum time in. She also told me that she had a surprise which had something to do with the trip. In true fashion, she can't keep and secret and started giving me hints and I eventually guessed what the surprise was. 

On the last day of the trip, she had booked a round trip flight from Baltimore to Boston, and during the middle of the day, had reserved a seat at the Leica Store of Boston for the A Pain View book singing and lecture by my favorite photographer, Jason Lee. World's best girlfriend award.  

I brought with me a few rolls of Tri-x and Fuji Neopan Acros 100, but primarily brought Fuji Superia XTRA 400 because B&H had Superia on sale for $2.79 a roll. This was an attempt to practice shooting, developing, scanning, and editing color negative film which I have always steered away from.  

Later on evening, we drove to Baltimore and stayed in a hotel by the airport. The next AM, we left from BMI and flew to Boston. 

Thanks for giving the post a look. A Carolina's trip will be up soon.

"American Resurrection" / Beatersville / New Ongoing Project

If there is anything I can name which inspired me to take photos, it would be custom cars. Specifically, events like Beatersville, Street Rod Nationals, and the original Dillehay Hot Rod Hullabaloo. 

Recently, Court and I revisited the pre-68' traditional rod and custom show, Beatersville, packing a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, and some expired Kodak Vericolor II color negative film. To account for the age of the film, I overexposed by two stops for an ISO rating of 25.

Cars and events like this have led me to begin a new project which will be ongoing with the end goal of a physical publication of some kind. I will be adding to the America Resurrection gallery as time goes on and will be updating the status of the project on Instagram frequently. To learn more about the project, visit the American Resurrection page. 

Here are some shots from the show. 

Battle of the Bluegrass / Leica M2 / Superia 400

A lot of great cars came out. Some we're sick, others left me wondering why you would ever do that. To each his own though. Shot these on a Leica M2 and a Nokton 35mm F/1.4 classic. Superia Extra 400. Scanning and editing color negative film; still not my favorite thing to do.