would you mind sharing what your favorite films are and when you use one over the other? :)
Mostly use Fuji Neopan 400, but it’s harder and harder to get. I used to use it over TMAX and Ilford because it was cheaper. I also shot a lot of Fuji Acros 100, which is awesome, but was almost too fine of grain for my tastes.
For color, I’ve really been liking Ektar 100. More vibrant colors than the washed-out Portra look.
I started in college with tons of Tri-X, which I used to think was too flat compared to the contrast of TMax and Neopan, but these days I’ve been thinking about giving it a try again.
But honestly, I’ve never seen much difference between Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford BW film. Seems like the developing and scan made a bigger difference in the end.
I love your photography! What are your influences?
thanks! i got my start in photojournalism, shooting mostly BW for my first 4-5 years. back then I loved street photography and TIME photo annuals. in the early 2000’s, i was really drawn the early compositors (some communication arts guys from the late 90’s), and I aimed to do what they did, but better. I was really influenced by source books like Archive and Com Arts, trying to figure out what made the big commercial ad guys so good. in the last 6-7 years, i’ve been drawn back to street photo books, and fine art stuff like Stephen Shore, etc. i scour tumblr, flickr, photo blogs, as well as tons of magazines. i love natural light and film.
How did you get started as a photographer?
shot snowboarding and skating in highschool and then shot 4 years at the UCLA Daily Bruin newspaper. that’s were I got most of my training. I was the photo editor my senior year. it was a great experience working with a daily paper.