Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Volume No.8 -- Post No. 1 -- ILFORD SFX 200 on Windward Side of Oahu

I really like Ilford SFX 200.  Although, I don't use it that often.  I have to be in the mood for it because it's not that versatile.  I like to shoot whatever.  Once you load this near-infrared film, you have to avoid photographing people up close.  People become ghostly white and their eyes look transparently dark.  Creepy if you ask me.

Anyway, it's still a great film to shoot.  


Ilford SFX 200 Film
H-3 Tunnel


Ilford SFX 200 Film
Mokoliʻi Island

Shrimp Shack at Ching's Punaluʻu Store

Ilford SFX 200 Film
ʻie Point - 1

Ilford SFX 200 Film
ʻie Point - 2


ILFORD SFX 200 Film
People look ghostly with ILFORD SFX 200
ILFORD SFX 200 Film


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Volume No.7 -- Post No. 8 -- ILFORD DELTA 100 (I really like it!)

I recently tried ILFORD Delta 100 Pro film and love it.  I really like the fine grain.  The photos below were developed using Kodak Xtol at 1:1.  I'm going to try ILFORD Perceptol fine grain developer to see if I get even less grain.  It's not that I don't like grain.  You can't like film photography without liking grain.  I just want less grain for now...













Ilford Delta 100
Waikikik (The Other Hawaiian Prince)




Black and White Film Photo
Waikiki alley


black and white film portrait
One of my Princesses at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (Waikiki)






black and white film photo of a surfer leaving the ocean in Waikiki
Waikiki Beach




BW film photo of Waikiki beach
Waikiki Beach





Interesting black and white film photo
Nu'uanu Reservoir



Hawaii Resevoir
Nu'uanu Reservoir





Nu'uanu Reservoir






Nu'uanu Stream




Nu'uanu Reservoir

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Volume No.7 -- Post No. 7 -- California Desert

I went to the desert earlier this year.  I was only going for the weekend and traveled light; only bringing my Canonet G III QL17.  I love this camera.  It's small, built like a tank, and best of all, it has incredible glass for how much they cost.  I only brought two rolls of film and a red filter.  This is my favorite way to shoot.  No gear decisions, just light, composition, and capture.  I was there visiting family, and not for photography.  So, as much as I love the photos, most of these weren't taken in the best light.  I took them when and where I was.  
Joshua Tree Black and White Photography
Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus
Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD Delta 100.


Joshua Tree Black and White Photography
Joshua Tree Park Weeds
Oahu Film Photographer



Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD Delta 100


Ilford Delta 100 Film Photography
The landscape in Joshua Tree is amazing.  The plateaus are wide and dry.




Highway 60 Art
Hwy 60 East Bound - ILFORD  Delta 100



I think all film photographers love old stuff.  That's why we make images the old way.



 Indio - ILFORD Delta 100



 Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD Delta 100







 Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD Delta 100



 Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



 Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



  Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200



Twentynine Palms - ILFORD SFX 200



 Joshua Tree National Park - ILFORD SFX 200

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Volume No.7 -- Post No. 6 -- I was interviewed by Photographer Melvin Mapa!

What an honor!  I was interviewed by Photographer and Creative Director Melvin Mapa for his website series Film Photography Interviews.   His goal is to share ideas, inspire, and offer enlightenment to those interested in the discipline of film photography.  Again I'm honored that Melvin felt my work was worthy.

Check out his website: www.melvinmapa.net.  Great photographs everywhere!  He's also on Instagram @tataymelvin.  Amazing photos and amazing heart too!  He's a volunteer for migrant workers.  Mahalo Melvin!

Below is a recent photograph I made and sent to Melvin as part of my interview.  Ilford HP5 Plus shot with my Nikonos III and self-developed at my home here in Hawaii.


film photograph


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Volume No.7 -- Post No. 5 -- Equine 808 Horse Rescue

All photos on Ilford HP5 Plus film developed with Kodak Xtol 1:1

Mahalo to Equine 808 Horse Rescue for the tour.  Visit them and donate!  They're doing great things for these animals!