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November 2018

Film, Kodak Portra, LACUSC, Rolleiflex

Exploring LAC+USC Medical Center

For years I’ve seen the LAC+USC Medical Center in the distance when going into Los Angeles. It’s this huge almost gothic looking fortress in the distance. I think of The House on Haunted Hill when I look at it.

The hospital opened in 1923. Marilyn Monroe was born there and it served as the exterior hospital shots for the soap opera, General Hospital.  Continue Reading

Cinestill, Film, Leica

Shooting Cinestill Film

I’ve been playing with Cinestill 800T film on and off for a while now. It’s a newer film made from Kodak Vision3 motion picture film, but altered for use in still photography. The non technical difference is the remjet layer is removed so it can be processed in normal c-41 color negative chemistry. Anywho… What I love about it is it’s a gritty 800 iso color film that is tungsten balanced for use with indoor lighting!

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Film, Oklahoma, Rolleiflex

Fall Color

I took another trip to Oklahoma in the Fall. To de different, I decided to shoot color film this time. It was the first time I’d used color film in my Rolleiflex! Ordinarily color goes in the Leica while the Rollei is reserved for black and white. I left the Leica at home this trip and took only the Rollei along with a Polaroid for something new.

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