I've realized it's been over six months since I've last posted. Simply put, life happens. These past six months have felt closer to six years to me. But I am posting now and I have made a summer goal to not only be more creatively active but to also reboot my social media and digital presence!
One big start to this is my recent purchase of a new (to me) 4x5 camera. Straight from Tokyo it is a Nagaoka Field Camera. Inspired by my bitter disappointment in my Gralfex light leak experience last fall I decided it was time to do things right and spend a bit more money. After setting a more appropriate budget and doing research I decided upon the Nagoaka because it is a field type camera (has plenty of movements), compact, looks nice, lightweight, and inexpensive. After a few days of scouring Ebay I pulled the trigger and bought one. To compliment the body I bought a Fujinon 125mm f/5.6 W lens with it. Its close what a ~35mm on full frame sees but with that great large format look. It's also a modern lens with a nice working shutter and clean glass. I'm very much excited to be shooting with this camera!
In addition to purchasing a new camera I've also been just getting out more. Every weekend in June I went to the beach at least once! And in each of those instances I shot some film of some type. My roommate was very generous and bought me a Fuji Instax camera which might be the most fun / big-per-buck of any camera I've ever used. I'm also filming misc. B-roll for a summer film too!
Anyway, I am about to head out to Tahoe for a few days more of adventure. I am making it a goal to post a blog post once a week now. Let's hope I can do that!