Downtown Nashville, February 2014

Since mov­ing here, I’d been want­i­ng to pho­to­graph the peo­ple who go down­town. It’s a mix of tourists and natives — there are enough great parks, muse­ums and activ­i­ties to bring the locals but the rep­u­ta­tion of Broad­way draws in the visitors.

These are a bit of the find­ings on a warm after­noon in Feb­ru­ary. Some on the Shel­by St Bridge, one from Cum­ber­land Park (this real­ly neat space basi­cal­ly under the bridge) and the rest from walk­ing around Broadway. 

All FP4+ in the GA645.

Lassiter Mills Park, Raleigh NC

I was in Raleigh recent­ly and had a chance to go on a lit­tle pho­to excur­sion with Karl. We went to the Las­siter Mills Park where I planned to shoot some of my FP4 film in the GA645. Fate had oth­er plans. 

I’d had the same set of CR123 bat­ter­ies in the Fuji for years and they final­ly gave out that morn­ing. Well, they had giv­en out some­time in the lat­ter part of 2013, but I did­n’t know that until that brisk Feb­ru­ary morn (Aside — it does always seem that Karl and I find pho­tog­ra­phy a bit cold). With no oth­er cam­era on me but my iPhone 4S, I decid­ed to shoot a “roll.” Below are my favorites from the session.

They are unabashed­ly dig­i­tal — cap­tured on a phone, post-processed to hell and back. But some­times you must embrace the media you have — the alter­na­tive would have been no imagery at all.