Colorful Bounty

For me, spring is something of an interesting time of observation. I can tell that spring has arrived simply by looking up and admiring the potted flowers that seem to mysteriously arrive overnight.

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ANALOG: Ilford FP4 Plus 125

In every roll I have favorites and one always stands out to me more than the others, I don’t always point them out letting you decide for yourself which oneis yours. In this roll there is one that stood out from all of them…..

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ROLLEI RPX 400 Speaks my Language!

I tend to love hearty contrast (I am certain my love for contrast comes from comic book artists like Jack Kirby and his dynamic way of drawing), heavy shadows filled with grain and have been looking for these qualities in the films I have been shooting recently. Every one of the films I have shot over the last few months have all had great qualities to them, but I still felt like I was needing somethign more. In the RPX, I think i have found it.

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How Street Photography helped me connect to living in Poland.

Of all of the things that photography has taught me, it is how to cope and connect to my surroundings in my life abroad. Through street photography, I have been better able to understand and grow into my life in Poland and connect to it in ways that I had not really considered I could, allowing me to be surprised by how it has unfolded.

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Snowing in Seattle.

It never even crossed my mind that snow could be a possibility when I packed for my visit last month. I didn’t really bring any kind of clothing for such weather and upon landing in January to temperatures in the 10-13c range (50-55f), it felt like spring weather compared to the chilly Warsaw weather I left behind along with the attire to be comfortable in the cold.

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A Meaningful Homecoming

My last visit was of a nostalgic journey and I pursued the ghosts of my memory to appease my sentimental appetite. This time though, I find myself more in line with needing deeper meaningful connections through friendships and family.

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ANALOGUE: Fomopan 400 Action

Last week, during one of the snow storms we had I took the FM2 out loaded with the Fomopan for a quick walk around the city and later into Łazienki Park.

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Everyone starts somewhere.

It was a slow process, that first year and I felt like I was not shooting for me yet and the images that I was producing still lacked what I desired to show. This frustrated me and started to gnaw at me. I was searching for more but didn’t know how to find it or where to look. I needed a story that could compel me to look deeper.

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The Legend of Bigfoot Coffee Shop.

We opened on the last week of August 2012 and from day one, it became a meeting place where our guests soon became friends, many of whom remain close and dear to us today.

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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

Here are a few images from yesterdays walk through Warsaw in the snow. Next stop, Seattle where a much different type of winter waits. And when I return to Poland, the winter that I have grown to love will still be waiting.

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