Photography

My dad, Allen, instilled a love for photography in me. In my senior year of high school, when Ford and my dad's engineering talents brought us to Sao Paulo, Brasil, he purchased a german SLR and let me use and keep his Petri rangefinder. That camera, with no light meter and single fixed lens, is how I learned. My friend Idan taught me how to roll and develop my own film in the darkroom at Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo. Years later, after flirting with a modern Nikon film SLR (which I hated) and various point and shoot digitals, and finally succumbing to using my phone as a camera where the fate of any photo was more often than not a swipe/delete away, I finally got a real camera again. The following photographs were taken by a Fujifilm
XT-2 and various lenses. 

 
 
Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the Oasis

The Big E

October 1st, 2o16 - another day at the Big E fair in Springfield, Massachusetts, this time with the Fujifilm XT-2 and the 35mm f1.4 lens.  We waited to the last weekend and the sky was cloudy and threatening all day. The lens, the original version of a 35mm that Fujifilm introduced with their x-series cameras is not weather resistant (WR) while the newer f2.0 is, but I'd rather have the extra f-stop. I carried a old shoulder bag which I've comfortably hauled with me to countless shows over the years in case it rained, But as a result, we were only there about 4 hours and left before George Thoroughgood played his 7:30 PM concert. We've seen a lot of great bands before at the Big E. like Bad Finger and Paul Revere and the Raiders. I would have liked to test the XT-2 as everyone who plays in the open air arena knows the un-ticketed audience will be snapping shots with their phones at least.  

 

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