Dope tumblr....im going to assume you have multiple cameras...which ones your fave or that you'd recommend the most..?
thanks, i use a pentax k1000 35mm, mostly for just roaming around. i have a yashica-A TLR that i got for free because it was broken when it was shipped, but i’ve then fixed it. lastly i have a mamiya rb67 pro-s which is my favourite to shoot with when i’ve got shoots planned out.
whyyyyyyyyyyy does my TAP bag have a hole in it which i can’t find WHYYYY.
on the other hand, i’m stoked to finish these longboards pressed and cut.
also, i have my lomography interview tomorrow, i’m a little intimidated now since i saw a friends status (who graduates this year from the photography program) that he had a great interview and a lot of the 4th year students are also applying. sheesh. ah well, we’ll see what happens tomorrow!
woohoo, my parents have agreed to buy me a light meter as a late birthday present. it should arrive on friday, or monday if no one’s home to receive it. along with it, i ordered a 220 back and a 180mm lens for the rb67. i’m so excited to finally start using a light meter and not guessing exposures on the medium format kits.
also, i’ve got 7 rolls of film to scan, one being an old roll of 400 Portra UC (not vc, UC). 4 rolls from my birthday, but it looks like one roll didn’t turn out but that’s okay!
when you realize you just turned 21 nearly 2 hours ago, go to a fine art school for a photography program, make longboards as a hobby, grills the most amazing burgers on the planet, has experience in sushi making, have the best family and friends in the world, and have an immense passion for what you do and you’re actually enjoying life to its fullest
what the hell bro!!!! whats it with you & getting mental bargins! is all the film in date?! lucky git!
haha dude! the film are all expired but have been stored in a freezer since it was purchased. the guy i got it from shot a lot of film back in the day and i guess he took a liking to me and my photographs so he basically handed it to me for 20 bucks.
so, i finished my exams yesterday evening and went out for a birthday celebration with good friends, food, drinks. 2nd year already finished, and today i found out i got an interview at lomography toronto on queen west, so i’m definitely stoked about that. i got my work schedule and i’m getting better hours now too, super duper.
i’m a bit sick but that’s not stopping me from making longboards, so what i did was i re-made the drop deck mold to my liking, and also remade a simple concave press for heathers board. i was supposed to go to new york city today until sunday but i’m not feeling the best so instead, my family and i are driving to buffalo so my mom and i can shop around. it’s gonna be way cool because whenever we travel we always take a plane (because it’s free) and we rarely get seats together, so the travel isn’t as fun when you’re sitting with strangers haha. i’ll definitely look up some good diners to stop by on the way, and take my yashica-a because i’ve run out of colour 35mm film from last night.
i’m stoked to get 4 of these rolls developed from my birthday celebration, and i’m sure half of them aren’t gonna turn out but that’s okay!
i actually love the busiest times of the year, aka near the end of the semester because of the work that’s needed to get done, the time spent with friends and the things you you wish you didn’t spend on but did anyway because it was so worth it.
i finish my exams on the 21st, two of them in a row and i’m not really stoked for school to be done. i’ll miss it for sure, but these four months of summer are gonna be dedicated to new exciting things. maybe i’ll travel somewhere alone this time, gonna visit my grandparents’ graves in the philippines for sure, take a million photographs and spend a lot of time catching up with old friends.
i also got paid today after four weeks of working, and spent the rest of my night taking photographs with an awesome friend.
is possibly how long i’m going to be at school for, mostly in the colour darkroom finishing my prints for my contemporary issues class. i didn’t bother going home last night so i stayed at my friend annas across the street, and my night’s sleep was filled with waking up randomly and having my photograph taken. she’d been on the computer all night until 8 am and i was under the assumption that she’d been working on all of the essays we were supposed to do that night. OH ANNA
anyway, i realized how much i hate the big breakfast at mcdonalds and i’ll never ever have it again for as long as i live. i’ve got 3 essays due for one class, and one more piece of writing for another. my concept and process project needs to be started after thursday, and my digital class project too. i’m excited to be finished all of my work, and now that i’m this far into my contemporary issues project, things are getting more positive than ever.
i texted my boss to see if i could take off work for monday and tuesday, and wednesday and thursday as well because i’ll be working on the last few projects i have for school. i’m very excited to get the two rolls of film that i shot yesterday developed and printed out in the colour darkroom tomorrow. i’m sure i’ll be there until 9 30 again, and probably gonna skip my class as well, if i’m on a roll.
i love my work actually, it’s always so busy and i always have something to do, and the people i work with are also awesome.
i’m gonna write here more often now, too. i feel like i haven’t done much on tumblr in a while, but hopefully when school is done i’ll be able to write about anything and everything.
but before i actually get to enjoy it, i’ll enjoy the work i need to be finished before 2nd semester ends, which are as follows;
concept and process final, due 18th
web theory journals, due 6th
film studies 3 essays, due 7th (a week late)
digital final, due god knows when
contemporary issues crit for final, due 7th
i’ve enjoyed all of my classes this semester, and they’ve all shifted my perspective on photography and its art. it’s funny how there are literally many people in the photo program and as time passes we understand what the program is actually about. i think secretly, there are a lot of people in my program who know they aren’t suited for it because of their preconception about the school and where they’d end up after graduation. i know for me, i used to want to be able to take beautiful photographs and be an established photographer with all this cool gear and assistants etc, but the more i learn in this program, the more i’m steering away from that mindset.
anyway, before i ramble passionately about photography again, i’m just gonna enjoy this month and the things in it. school will be done soon, and i’m enjoying work A LOT. i love working in this fast paced environment and having really good people around me, as well as having healthy food for lunch and dinner all the time. yeaahhh sushi. i even learned how to roll my own sushi and everything, it’s awesome! definitely a worthwhile experience.
and with that said, i’m getting enough money to fund myself, to make longboards. i’m definitely taking advantage of this coming three seasons and producing a lot of decks, and maybe even making small profit. it’s very expensive to be a local longboard builder and it definitely does not yield a lot of profit because you’re doing everything yourself. to make a quality product, you’ve gotta put in 150% of the back breaking labour, and the satisfaction is reward enough. i sometimes cringe when i give away my boards to a customer, because i get pretty attached to it in the building process.
in the works right now is planning for my first drop deck mold. i wanna get it right the first time around so i’m doing heavy research online and standing on different decks, looking to see what feels good for me and what doesn’t.
i’m also working with maple now, glorious glorious maple. expensive though, sheesh.
i forgot to mention that the weather is gorgeous today, and i’m taking 100% advantage of it. months of hibernating from longboarding has got me not used to actually being on one.