Alisa and Krissi

According to a research, people tend to hang out in a group consisted of those who share the similar level of attractiveness. Is this a fact or an alternate fact? Anyhow, I like to think that I am quite a good looking bloke because I have quite a few friends that are professionally attractive, i.e. being attractive is a part of their job. I wish I could utilise my good look to bring in some money but usually they give me a paper bag or a mascot suit to cover myself up before giving me compliments and money. 

Alisa had a little sore neck.

Alisa had a little sore neck.

As I had a little free time and I love to shoot portraits when I can to develop my skills. I asked two of my dear friends to step in front of the camera for me, Alisa and Krissi, both whom I knew from uni. They are both very successful in their modeling career, being casted many times for commercials and printed on various local community newsletters advertising anything from local kuay teaw shops to local moonshine (this part is fake, just like CNN, FAKE! only watch Fox & friends folks, best show, tremendous show!).

I shot these two projects using petzval 58 and petzval 85 on my digital cameras either the lovely Fuji xt2 or the Nikon d810 with the new 64mm daguerreotype on a Canon eos5 film camera. 

I think I should do a test/review video of these Petzval lenses. I love them very much but they tend to get a tad too contrasty for my liking. 

 

 

 

Lomo fun (or is it?)

So i've been using a Diana f+ for a while now, on and off. 

It comes out when I feel like I just wanna have some fun and don't wanna think too much. But is it that fun and worth it to get developed? for me, the answer would be yes and no. 

I did miss a couple of shots as it won't capture what I wanted to but then again it's a camera that has its own character and will not yield to you easily. I think it's more like a cat than a dog if you can compare your trusty camera as a dog, it will come to you and pretty much do what you command most of the time but Diana f+ is like a cat that you have adopt a little bit too quick with out the chance to know its character before you make your pick. 

My gf's diana f+ is totally a different camera compare to mind as the standard for quality doesn't quite exist in lomography therefore they yield different kind of pictures. 

Once in a while it will yield some really nice unexpected photos for you but majority of the time my Diana f+ gives me super under-exposed and highly vignetted photos. 

So if you want to get into film cameras, would I recommend you to buy a lomo? I'd advice you to take a look at a second hand camera store and pick up an old Nikon fm or Pentax k1000 for the similar price. Those SLRs are superbly built and will yield you consistent image quality but then again if these old nice SLRs won't satisfied your look enough then yea, go with Lomo but do keep in mind that those old SLRs will not depreciate as much compare to your Lomo. 

 

highly vignetted super boy

highly vignetted super boy

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selfie

selfie

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Diana F+

Recently my girlfriend and I got ourselves a Diana F+ each, we were quite pleased with our purchase and could not wait to try it out.

I was quite excited especially as I always wanted a Lomo camera due its unpredictable nature and super basic construction that produces interesting end results. We did go a bit mad and finished our first roll in a short amount of time. We taken our first rolls in to IQ lab silom, a place among a handful that still develop medium format film. 

Some didn't turn out as we expected but nonetheless we were quite pleased with our end results and can not wait for our second lot to be developed .  

yours truly

yours truly

cannot really say who this is.

cannot really say who this is.

the missus's dog

the missus's dog

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