do not sell yourself short. approach head on and no one will ever question your confidence!!


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do not sell yourself short. approach head on and no one will ever question your confidence!!


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grand finale…

p.s. inside the awe-inspiring glass house of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.


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grand finale…

p.s. inside the awe-inspiring glass house of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.


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take two…


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take two…


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tall, dark and handsome…

p.s. easily my favorite of Seattle’s icons, thus, please bare with me for a short salute series featuring the above subject, all off the same 35mm black and white roll taken with the Canon AE-1 Program.


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tall, dark and handsome…

p.s. easily my favorite of Seattle’s icons, thus, please bare with me for a short salute series featuring the above subject, all off the same 35mm black and white roll taken with the Canon AE-1 Program.


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a birch belle at a bokeh ball…

p.s. not to mention a moment of nostalgia…


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a birch belle at a bokeh ball…

p.s. not to mention a moment of nostalgia…


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Santa Pirates on the loose!
i cannot even begin to annotate the above shot any further or claim to know why i passed hundreds of Santas, as they roamed the streets of Seattle one lovely, rainy Saturday evening on December  21st, 2013. i will perhaps leave that for the locals to decipher and comment on. but i will confess and label the above as one of my all-time favorites and incidentally a complete accident. the best ones always are, aren’t they?
p.s. love that i can always trust my Cannon AE-1 Program to think fast!

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Santa Pirates on the loose!

i cannot even begin to annotate the above shot any further or claim to know why i passed hundreds of Santas, as they roamed the streets of Seattle one lovely, rainy Saturday evening on December  21st, 2013. i will perhaps leave that for the locals to decipher and comment on. but i will confess and label the above as one of my all-time favorites and incidentally a complete accident. the best ones always are, aren’t they?

p.s. love that i can always trust my Cannon AE-1 Program to think fast!

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the typical but undeniably obligatory and not to mention dreamy shot of Seattle’s sparkling cityscape from the Space Needle observation deck. very touristy of me, I know, but how could I resist?! 

indulge and enjoy!

the typical but undeniably obligatory and not to mention dreamy shot of Seattle’s sparkling cityscape from the Space Needle observation deck. very touristy of me, I know, but how could I resist?! 

indulge and enjoy!

look familiar?… you guessed it, the unmistakable signature opening shot of a short series to follow from my latest (or rather newly revived) roll taken with my trusty “go-to” Cannon AE-1 Program and Kodak film (unfortunately, i cannot be any more specific as i forgot to take note). 
the backdrop: my recent trip to Seattle reignited the back-burner on which my active passion for photography has been so cruelly placed for the last year or two. the flame is now heating up the kettle and you may choose to drink the tea or the coffee but I hope you stick around for the show!
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look familiar?… you guessed it, the unmistakable signature opening shot of a short series to follow from my latest (or rather newly revived) roll taken with my trusty “go-to” Cannon AE-1 Program and Kodak film (unfortunately, i cannot be any more specific as i forgot to take note). 

the backdrop: my recent trip to Seattle reignited the back-burner on which my active passion for photography has been so cruelly placed for the last year or two. the flame is now heating up the kettle and you may choose to drink the tea or the coffee but I hope you stick around for the show!

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let’s be honest, this cutie has been off the radar for way too long… after an outrageously long hiatus, i’m back and THIS is “from where i stand” - confident and ready to take on 2014 by storm or at least a light drizzle in the form of new original photography…

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time warp…

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time warp…

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home is where the heart is… home sweet home

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home is where the heart is… home sweet home

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the three… umm, four… wait, five amigos?!
p.s. I spy with my little eye… a fifth pair of feet!?! :P

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the three… umm, four… wait, five amigos?!

p.s. I spy with my little eye… a fifth pair of feet!?! :P

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happy mother’s day!!

p.s. an endless film vs. digital argument…

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Anonymous
asks:
Hi - I've been shooting with a D5000 for a few years now and want to try my hand with a film camera. I just made an offer for an AE-1 on craigslist but I've never used film. I found your site when I google imaged AE-1 photography. What kind of film do you use and how do you get your photos developed, and then how do you scan them? Thanks!!!! - Carson cjrickeyatgmaildotcom

Hi, Carson! - Firstly, great camera choice!! I’ve used several kinds of film with my AE-1 (all 35mm of course), my favorite being Kodak Portra 400 color negative film but it is near impossible to find anymore, so I’ve switched to Ilford or anything else I can get my hands on. Black&white or color is really an artist’s preference. I tend to switch off every other roll just to keep myself inspired. As far as the film speed (which is kinda like the ISO in digital terms), I generally gear towards something versatile like 400 or sometimes 100 if I expect to mostly be in bright sunlight. I’m fortunate enough to have a mom&pop type shop near by that still develops both black&white and color film, and the best part is instead of printing the photos and then scanning them, I ask to have them scanned and burned directly on a disk for me! Hope that helps. Enjoy!! - Aliona

love makes the world go ‘round…

p.s. an exclusive toast to puzzle pieces ;) bare with me for a moment if you will… while a solitary squiggly puzzle piece conjures curiosity, and a box of puzzle pieces advocates anxiety, a picture perfect match mesmerizes!!

(Cannon AE-1 Program + 35mm black&white negative film)

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