Lizard Walker, November 2015

Lizard Walk­er and I are col­lab­o­rat­ing on a long term project, and part of the process is spend­ing time sim­ply talk­ing. No agen­das or plan­ning, just time to refill the well that col­lab­o­ra­tion draws from.

That said, I will still have my cam­era in those qui­et ses­sions and thank you to Lizard for these candids.

Lizard Walker, November 2015

Lizard Walk­er, Novem­ber 2015

Fuji Neopan Acros 100 in the Leica M3, 50mm f/2 and devel­oped in microphen.

Asheville, Kanuga, Western North Carolina June 2015

 

Extend­ed trip to west­ern North Car­oli­na in June 2015. HP5+ 220 in the Mamiya 645 and Supe­ria 400 in the Leica M3.

Boston, June 2015

Boston Mass­a­chu­setts, June 2015. Delta 3200 in Leica M3.

Photo Exploration: Nurse Log in Percy Warner Park, May 2015

It had been a long time since I’d clam­bered into the woods, dirt under hands and scrap­ing knees, to make that metic­u­lous­ly framed pho­to. The more found-and-street pho­tog­ra­phy I do, the less of the com­pose-recom­pose-recom­pose-again process I had done. Last week­end was just such an oppor­tu­ni­ty. Walk­ing in Per­cy Warn­er Park there was up on a hill a large tree that had fall­en across anoth­er tree and, over time, twist­ed away and set­tled on the ground. In the future it will prob­a­bly be a nurse log for oth­er growth. Unfor­tu­nate­ly it was a good was up that hill and too far for any lens to get it from the road. It was a very cloudy day mak­ing hand­held shots tricky at best, and this being under cov­er of trees I had no choice except to scram­ble up car­ry­ing my tri­pod to set­up for the shot.

Nurse Log, Percy Warner Park. May 2015

Shoot­ing with the Leica M3 at 35mm can be tricky. On the tech­ni­cal detail side, this was made with the Leica M3 with a 35mm f/2.8 lens. Expired T‑Max 400 shot at 200, f/11 at 1/2 sec­ond. With that 35mm lens there is an attach­ment to the viewfind­er to ensure prop­er fram­ing, but when the cam­era is low to the ground in an already uncom­fort­able sit­u­a­tion, it’s tough to ensure that the set­up is just the way you want it. With a lit­tle time and patience, that part came together.

Next was meter­ing and set­ting the shut­ter. Get­ting the expo­sure down is thank­ful­ly a breeze with my hand­held meter. Since it was a long expo­sure, a self-timer was going to be used. With the Leica there is a strange lit­tle half-winder on the front that you set, trip to start, and then when the winder fin­ish­es it fires the shut­ter. It takes a few tries to trust it — espe­cial­ly as the winder can run whether or not the expo­sure has already been tripped by the shut­ter button.

But when all was done, the pho­to was made and can now be shared.