I'm getting back into the routine of things, and by that I mean the routine of shooting. The addiction that used to swell inside of me is being drawn back in like high tide from the moon's gravity. So I had a kid 4.7 years ago. Her name is Journey and she will be 5 in October. I had to get serious about getting shit done and taking action. I want to be the best father I can and she deserves nothing less. You may have seen her in my gallery and I would be happy if you took a look, she is the cutest kid ever. I'm back after a few years, & it feels great. I've actually been back for a few months now I'm just now bringing this up on my dA journal for no apparent reason. Venting can be art too right? Venting out the particles that fill your mind with words and endless thought.
This will be my first journal entry where I will be featuring some great photographers' works. Since I've started getting into street the last couple months I've found a lot of incredible street photographers on dA. I have spent a lot of time finding them and commenting on their inspiring and awesome captures. So tonight I will be featuring a few of their works.
Bringing my camera with me wherever I go is my new habit & having a lot of bad habits makes a single good habit like this very interesting. I am building a beautiful friendship with my Fuji XT1, it's performance never seizes to impress me. It's lenses, like the 35mm 1.4 Fujinon never seize to perform with quality sharpness, speed, color, and contrast. I'm looking at the Fujinon 27 pancake 2.8 to add to my x series of lenses. At 27mm focal length on the APS-C sensor, a street happy 41mm in 35mm film equivalent is attained. It's ultra portability along with its incognito disposition amongst humans makes it a decent prime street lens.
I'm thinking of getting a little inexpensive 35mm rangefinder film camera to bring with me to random events that I might not want to bring my more expensive equipment with. Example: Beach events or camping because sand destroys lenses, or a party with friends because too much fun leads to forgetting things and breaking things. I really just miss shooting film sometimes, it had a great feel to it. It was very rewarding in my opinion especially when you develop your own film. Sometimes things worth doing are worth doing right. So if anyone has some recommendations on an inexpensive 35mm film body or body w/lens attacked system(rather it be rangefinder, slr, whatever) let me know. Still sad to this day I am for selling some of my cameras for financial reasons. Cameras come and go, photography is with you forever.
As I mentioned previously, my sister (I have a lot of portraits including her in my older work) is getting married this coming March of 2016. She is also in our presence here on dA BilliRaiGolden
She is an amazing painter living on the island of Maui and I wish for you to check out her work. Anyway, she is getting married right so she wants me to be her official photographer for this event. This is going to be the coolest wedding I've ever been to and ever will go to most likely. So excited. I've gotten a couple pictures of them together they are a great happy couple with an amazing look on life. They know how to live and be 'here and now'.
::: Now may I introduce....my first artists' features! :::Vermontsterarslanalpburningmonkniklin1BorkoHomesickAlien
I'll buy you all a drink to those who read this! Give these artist's some love! I like love too! Do you like love? Cause I'll give love! I return all comments I recieve with 2 comments!
Long live dA!
Here is my lovely daughter Journey.