Everyday, Another Day

I love looking at conceptual photographs and really artistic scenes, but I think that there is something that is note worthy about everyday life. I didn’t always see things this way, but lately I have been really enjoying the everyday things that most of us just pass by and ignore. It’s almost as if some items and objets in our everyday life are taken for granted. Who gave us the right to do such a thing?

The answer is pretty simple. Human beings are a very self entitled species. Just because we can, we do. I’m not sure that it should be that way though. Don’t get me wrong, I love how certain things like a cup or a plate can make our lives easier, but when was the last time you actually thought about the cup that your coffee gets put in each day? There are so many things that surround us and that make it hard to appreciate the simplicity of an everyday object. I challenge you to try and appreciate the average things in your life a little bit more, and I will try and do the same.

Fuji Natura Classica

Fuji Natura Classica

Fuji Natura Classica

On a side note, I don’t like to edit any of my film photos. I am not against anyone who does or who thinks that it is necessary, but I personally feel like it takes away from the entire point of shooting film when you stick your results in Photoshop and try to make them better. I don’t do that.

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A Cup of Yashica T4 Zoom

For some people coffee is a horrible black liquid that they try and avoid, but for the rest of the world that actually makes sense, coffee is a brilliant part of the day. I cannot get through the day without at least one cup of coffee. My addiction started when I was pretty young, but as you can probably tell, it set down the roots for making coffee a staple in my everyday routine. Wake. Coffee. Everything else. That’s sort of how I normally view my day.

So, would it not make sense for a person who has a passion for coffee to take pictures of their coffee? You’re right…it doesn’t really make that much sense, but somehow it works. I love seeing photos of coffee taken by friends and family, in fact one of my friends owns a website dedicated to coffee (I’m not even joking about that). For your viewing pleasure, some recent photos of coffee that I got a little creative with.

For me, it’s about the simplicity of forgetting everything else and letting your cares and worries melt into a cup of coffee. Those photos were taken on a nifty little Yashica T4 Zoom camera, 35mm son! I needed to test the camera out to see what kind of photos it took, and somehow coffee shots made it onto the roll, imagine that! I don’t know about you, but all of this talk about coffee has made me thirsty (I sound like an addict), so I’m going to go have a cup! Go have a cup of coffee on me!

I Dreamed I Had Become A Ghost

I have been experimenting with lots of my cameras lately and loving the results. First off, life just simply looks better through an analogue lens, proven fact. Second, it’s more fun to shoot film. Third, fourth and fifth, it’s awesome. I know, I sound like a bit of a fan, but that may be because I am.

There is so much that you can do with film. So many cool results to get. My favorite camera thus far, out of the 15 analogue cameras that I own is my LOMO LC-A+, but the Olympus XA is a very close runner up!

I have been trying to take my cameras everywhere I go, some people love them and others are confused at the fact that I am shooting film. Not surprisingly, some people have never even seen a film camera in action.

It’s always fun to take a camera with me to go eat and get a whole new take on dinner. Nothing ever looks the same on film as it did through your eyes, not exactly anyway.

So to sum up, be cool and shoot film. Buy film, not megapixels. It’s a great way to view the world that you think you already know.

Life is beautiful, capture it in a way that is the essence of living in the moment. Don’t worry about editing your shots and correcting color, things like that deteriorate the original magic of a photo and capturing a moment in time, forever.