1200 S. Hope Street (alley side)

“I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost, that is important.” 

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

1200 S. Hope Street (alley side)1200 S. Hope Street (alley side), Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

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Nikon D3 DSLR, AF Zoom- Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED lens, focal length: 185 mm, exposure: f/11, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, handheld.

The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room, Korea Town, Los Angeles, California

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I am leaving Korea Town after 2 years here. That’s about as long as I stay in one spot. It’s a greatly diverse neighborhood about 75% Korean,  the rest being Hispanic, Muslim, Thai, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and smack dab in the middle there is Little Bangladesh. 

This is my parting shot, the sitting room in my 1930 Mediterranean style apartment on W. 5th Street. It’s the one room that never get’s encroached upon with photographic and printing equipment and therefore the prettiest. The room has an antique love seat and chair, a few potted plants and this “thing” situated in the middle of the frame. Given to me years ago by a landlord just before she passed away, I have no idea what this ”thing” is. The front door is locked which adds a little mystery and then there’s the two jackals biting into the sideboards on either side. In an effort to soften the look, an orchid was placed on top, but they die from unknown causes every two weeks or so. I placed the walis tambo (broom) from Seafood City Market down the block to juxtapose with the symmetry of the image.

Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/8, 20 sec., ISO: 64, M-Up Mode, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripodInduro PHQ1 Panhead,  Smart Shooter 4 tethered remote capture and advanced camera control software, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 7/28/2019, 6:33 am, 32-bit HDR image.

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Spremuta d’arancia

Spremuta d'arancia

Spremuta d’arancia – Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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Orange juice vendor setting up in early morning at Mercato del Capo street market, Palermo, Sicily. 

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Nikon D810 DSLRNikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, exposure:  f/5.0, 1/800 sec., ISO: 800, exposure index: +0.67, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld, capture date: 4/29/2018.

 

Red Leaves in the Driveway

Red Leaves in the Driveway

Red Leaves in the Driveway

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Here’s an oldie but goody from the period when I was still shooting film, but scanning the film with a transparency scanner and bringing it into a very early version of Photoshop. I did this because digital cameras at that time sucked, even the pro cameras. I distinctly remember that on this image I discovered using Blending Modes for color, density and sharpening layers was a crazy good idea. So with only 8-bits, as opposed to 32-bits today, the image looks pretty good.

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Tree in Roma

Tree in Roma

Tree in Roma, 4/25/2018

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Tree across the street from my hotel, four blocks from the Vatican, Rome, Italy on a beautiful, warm, sunny day in April.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO: 400, handheld, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 4/25/2018, 11:24 am.

 

Expiry of a Potted Plant

Expiry of a Potted Plant

Expiry of a Potted Plant, 6/07/2019 Location: fotografia-LA, Korea Town, Los Angeles

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Nikon D810 DSLRAF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED, exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 sec., ISO 64, exposure program: Manual, shutter: delay 12 sec., Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripodInduro PHQ1 Panhead,  Smart Shooter 4 tethered remote capture and advanced camera control software, capture date: 6/07/2019-6/08/2019

Bici a Roma

Bici a Roma, Italy, 4/25/2018

Bici a Roma, Italy 4/25/2018

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If you’re a photographer/cyclist, you find this scene with a woman’s bike leaning against a men’s bike on a broad, tree lined  strada in Rome, Italy to be wildly romantic and artistic. Apparently these bikes have been entwined for quite some time.

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Nikon D810 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/4.0, 1/1000 sec., ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 4/25/2018, 11:21 am.

Udo Beach Scene

 

Udo, Beach Scene, South Korea

Udo, Beach Scene, 우도/牛島, South Korea, June 1994

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“Udo Beach Scene” was captured on Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100 transparency film in June, 1994. Just 2 miles off the coast of Jegudo in the Korean Strait lies the tiny island of Udo, 우도/牛. It’s about 2 square miles in area and there were about a thousand people living there at that time. I took and early morning ferry, spent the day, and went back to Jejudo that evening so I guess there were no accommodations on the Island. It was like going back a hundred years in time. I’ll bet it’s nothing like that today.

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Alia, Sicily

Alia, Sicily, 5/03/2018

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Located in the interior of the Province of Palermo, Alia is an outrageously scenic hill town replete with winding cobblestone streets, pizzerias, cafes and densely packed homes. It is the quintessential Sicilian hill town. I would love to say I shlepped up the hill with all my camera gear on my back to make this capture, but was actually standing on the patio of my hotel room in my underwear. Che bella cosa!

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR f/2.8 80-200mm, exposure:  f/16.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, 32-bit HDR image, capture date and time: 5/03/2018, 10:45 am

Woman Gathering

Woman Gathering

Woman Gathering, Udo, South Korea, June 1994

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There was a stillness in the air on the isle of Udo, South Korea, in June 1994, and I can still feel it as I look at the image today. It was a moment in time when light and composition aligned as a woman gathered silently.

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Korean Lakers Fans

Korean Lakers Fans

Korean Lakers Fans, Wando, Korea, June 1994

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While rummaging through old Kodachrome transparencies a few days ago, I found this image of two lakers fans on Wando, a small island off the tip of the South Korean peninsula. It made me think about how this is really one world and that many things are universal.

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