This has been sitting in my library for a little while now. It was actually shot in the “summer.” I quote summer because for those who live in SF, we know that when the rest of the hemisphere enjoys sun, heat, and clear skies, we have cold, fog, and wind. Portra 800 and Contax 645 dev/scanned at RPL.
I recently took a racing trip with my Dad to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. It’s about an hour north of Milawuakee and sits on a beautiful 650 acre plot of land. The track itself is four miles long and is all about horsepower and high-speeds. A great place to have a race. I wanted to chronicle more of the journey from “home base” at our shop...
Beauty and the Beast
Not sure who said race cars don’t have a sense of beauty to them. Ever seen a Le Mans prototype or Formula 1 car? There is no doubt an aesthetic that follows the physical form of the vehicle. A blog post will follow with more shots from above. Stay tuned!
More to come…
girls just wanna have fun
Ashley came to San Francisco to visit Jen for a weekend. On her last day here we had amazing weather and after a day in the park, we strolled around the Mission. Luckily we remembered this rad alley so out came the camera. Talk about a totally impromptu photo sesh that ended up being a lot of fun!
A couple of simple images from a recent trip to Napa and St. Helena. What a beautiful day it was trek it around North Bay.
how about a detour to treasure island
My apologies for not posting in two weeks. Yikes! Great news though… I am soon going live with an actual webSITE. Woohoo!! Perhaps a new blog even but that’s to be determined. Stay tuned… :-)
summer in sf
Well, it’s summer in San Francisco. So while the rest of the world enjoys blue, sunny skies, we get to enjoy… Fog. Wind. And generally mild temperature. Here’s to us SF’ers who make the most of it!! Credit to Jen for the last photo… Such a great shot of me, it had to be included.
josh and kate
A beautiful and small wedding in Northern California shot entirely on film. Congrats, Josh and Kate!
mollusk surf shop
I have to say, this is one rad surf shop. It seems most surfing-centric retail stores lately cater to the über trendy with big names and whatnot. Not Mollusk. These guys know what’s up and their shop is a reflection for their love of surfing. Sure, they have the names everyone is familiar wtth but they also have items that are off the beaten path that are, quite frankly, much nicer...
the general store
Probably one of the best-kept secrets in San Francisco lies in the Outer Sunset district. Perhaps you should google the title of this post and pay a visit. You will not be disappointed.
the fourth of july
Though it’s been a few weeks since we celebrated our nation’s “birthday,” I am just now getting to these images to post to the blog. It was a quaint 4th with just a handful of good friends, new and old. For Emily and Oli, it was their first time in SF since being children. They’re grown New Yorkers now but SF still managed to show them a side they didn’t...
katie and dan
Katie and Dan got married recently and asked if I would be up for shooting it. I had to say yes, they let me shoot their special day on film! All of it. Congrats, guys. An amazing day!!
I was invited down to Mr. Thomas Johnson’s house a few weeks back to shoot around his property. Each day Thomas will send out his “Garden Shot of the Day” email with an artful photo of anything from his garden. He’s quite the accomplished photographer so I didn’t hesitate to pack a couple rolls of Portra 160, 400, and TMax in 120 and 220 variants. ...
a weekend in sb
There will be more.
heart my contax
I LOVE my Contax 645.
a roll of portra
Shot some time ago. I had an extra roll of portra 400 120 on me. So I shot it while I walked home.
Gotta have that cup of joe to get juiced up. Today also happens to be a gorgeous day in The City.
norcal coast and camping
Finally went camping in Big Sur a couple weeks back with some friends. What’s not shown here is that Rebuck and I went to Laguna Seca earlier in the day to watch Ferrari’s. It was amazing. And so was the subsequent drive down the coast. A great weekend.
austin healey 3000 mk2
For some reason, we got the bright idea to get up at 5am on a Sunday to shoot video of this Austin Healey 3000 Mk II. Luckily, it was a gorgeous morning in San Francisco. I packed the Leica, Canon Elan 7e, Contax, Ilford XP2, Portra 800, and Fuji 400H. Richard Photo Lab just doing wonders on these scans again. Brotogs, check us out on at facebook.com/brotogs, we’re always...
glen of imaal terrier meetup
You all may be wondering just what the shirt says… “Glen of what?” Punch it in to google and check out the breed. I was able to attend this Glen Gathering in the Bay Area a few weeks back and it was definitely pretty cool. I had only “met” a Glen Terrier a few months prior and never seen one prior. All these guys and gals had some great...
a sneak at the healey
Yes, another preview. Got up real early on a Sunday with “the boys” to knock out a video shoot. Snapped some stills with the Contax.
a new friend
A short but sweet post. Our house, aka YorkStation, has seen a new visitor as of late. This kitty seems to like us and our backyard. So much that we see him (or her) everday. It’s great company! Oh, and I cant forget… These are straight scans. Zero adjustments. None. Zip. Take THAT, digital!
ian, di, and an impromptu shoot in the street
A combination of Portra 160 and Portra 400 (both the “new stuff”). I was really amped to shoot the 160 on the Contax and luckily I ran into Ian and Di who volunteered their time and looks to take some shots.
brotogs @ broderick, 4/14/2011
In keeping up with our bi-weekly meetups, the Brotogs continue to push ahead with our evenings of talking photography, video, tech, and current goings on. Be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/brotogs. We’ve got some great things in the pipeline…
wrong side of the tracks
Patrick was dying to show me “this spot by the tracks.” When I asked where this spot was, I got the “I’ll know when I see it” response. Lovely. But we found it and I understood then why he was so sure this spot was dope. Check out Patrick on twitter @patrickstern and some general info here. He’s a fellow Brotog and really knows his way around the social...
a roll of fuji and bernal
I had a roll of Fuji 400H in the M6 and it needed to be shot. For me, it’s challenging to shoot when I dont have something specific to shoot. It happened to be nice this day so I thought I’d challenge myself with this. I knew this stuff needed to be overexposed and getting these back was a reminder of that.
There was no line. That’s all I have to say for us SF folk who have ever tried to go to Outerlands in the outer sunset (as the name implies).
i heart summer. good thing it's almost here
Summer is fantastic. SF could have been fooled a couple weeks back when we hit the beach for a little. This is why I live in California and along the coast.
meaghan, cute dogs, and the sunset
Hung out with Meaghan after some Trouble Coffee on a Sunday when we had blue skies. Now, I’m going to entertain you all by saying I did zero post production work on these. ZERO. Absolutely no retouching any of these beautiful 645 scans done by Richard Photo Lab.
These were taken during a racing event at Thunderhill. I nabbed some shots of Stefan throughout the day and when the last qualifying session was run, we took a few minutes to strike up some winners. People exiting the track loved it! Honks, thumbs up, cheering - all of it.
some more trouble
Remember I said I’d have a follow-up to this post? Well, here it is! All shot with the new Kodak Portra 400 in 120 format. Yes, that’s medium format. Drool. The AMAZING scans were done by Richard Photo Lab. These guys are good. Do your film (and yourself) a favor and send your film to them.
brotogs meet-up on march 24th
Brotogs met up again to discuss what we’re doing next. Always a fantastic evening “with the boys.” If you’re wondering who the cute puppy is, his name is Henry and he’s six months old.
a yoga night at yorkstation
Modeling credit to Jen Hawkins and Bridget Kleiner for all their yoga poses and beauty. Credit to Carlo Silvio for the lighting and seamless backdrop.
Just a little action on Ellis Street in SF.
a roll sent on mistake
I had ordered a roll of Fuji Velvia 50 120 but this isn’t it. This is Kodak Portra 160 NC in 35mm. Yeah, I know, way different ends of the spectrum. But why not shoot it anyway and learn me some more film?! “Masterfully” scanned at my local costco and color-corrected by me later in Aperture. Cannot wait for my RPL scans to come back!
a stroll around bernal
Nothing quite like a stroll around the neighborhood and the park when the weather permits.
While the rest of the country was sacked in with snowstorms we went to the beach. I heart California. Can you spot the film shots?
oscar takes a minute
Oscar is not one to sit still. Unless he’s got a treat waiting for him… :-) In case you’re wondering, Oscar a Glen of Imaal Terrier and has quite the character.
2010 scca runoffs
My dad and I took a two week “vacation” in September to go racing at Road America for the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs in his Toyota Motorsports/TRD Toyota Paseo GT-3.
I have a crush on this beer. I heart Belgians.
after work on some thursday
She probably could have used that cup of coffee. Shot with Kodak Tri-x 400. Yes, film (gasp).
Not a warm day to be trekking around down by the ocean. No less beautiful however.
trouble coffee and ocean beach
Nothing like a stop at Trouble Coffee (first for me) then some action at Ocean Beach. A follow-up post with film shots will be coming.
Always love it when I get the chance to take a couple shots of Macy.
apple by day, apple by night
I’ve started to build up a log of apple-related imagery, particularly architectural-type shots. There will be more posts.
Brotogs meet up again for another evening of talking about tech, cameras, life and everything else in between.