kodak tri-x 400

I had heard that there were going to be swing dancers dancing to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Detroit Jazz Festival, but upon arrival, I could only find a single friend sitting in the stands. After listening to a song or two, I decided that sitting around and listening to this awesome music wasn’t enough, dragging said friend down to the space directly in front of the front seats and before the stage and dancing some ballroomin’ blues in front of a crowd of a few hundred people. At the end of our dance, not only had we drawn out the swing dancers that had been dancing in a hidden, secluded spot of the auditorium, but we also inspired many others in the crowd to come on down and join us for the dance party. Here we have two attendees really getting in the swing of things. I think the picture was shot with my Nikon F100 and a 24mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I had heard that there were going to be swing dancers dancing to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Detroit Jazz Festival, but upon arrival, I could only find a single friend sitting in the stands. After listening to a song or two, I decided that sitting around and listening to this awesome music wasn’t enough, dragging said friend down to the space directly in front of the front seats and before the stage and dancing some ballroomin’ blues in front of a crowd of a few hundred people. At the end of our dance, not only had we drawn out the swing dancers that had been dancing in a hidden, secluded spot of the auditorium, but we also inspired many others in the crowd to come on down and join us for the dance party. Here we have two swing dancers dancing to the band, with the Renaissance Center in the background. I think the picture was shot with my Nikon F100 and a 24mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

My friend Dmirty held a “dirt bike school” for several of us who had no idea how to ride dirt bikes. I brought along a massive dose of humility and two cameras. I particularly like this shot where Lily, Dmitry’s dog, looks on as Dmitry does some teachin’ while the others do some learnin’. Picture shot with a Nikon FA film camera with a 35mm f/2 lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I got a chance to take a close-up look at the 50’s GM concept car, LeSabre. A GM employee, Jacob, served as the car’s handler and brought it out to Cars at Corktown, turning on the lights for photo opportunities and even opening the hood so we could peek inside. This shot was made by wedging myself against the wall and trying to get as much of the rear bumper in the frame as possible. Shot on a Mamiya C220 TLR with a 65mm f/3.5 on Kodak Tri-X.

I stopped by my friend Matthew’s farm with a Nikon FM2n in tow and a roll of black and white film. I took a tour of the place, and while we were wandering around, his daughter decided that she wanted to go riding in the snow. Here, Matthew prepares the horse while his bundled up daughter waits in anticipation. Image shot on a Nikon FM2n with a 50mm f/1.8 on Kodak Tri-X 400.

I attended the Cars in Corktown fall car meet, held at The Factory in Corktown (inside Detroit), and brought along my Morgan and my TLR camera to the party. The car, owned by a fellow named Richard, is an immaculate and perfectly period-correct car, right down to the accessories. Check out the drive-in dining tray hanging off the driver side window! Picture was shot on a Mamiya C220 TLR with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I attended the Cars in Corktown fall car meet, held at The Factory in Corktown (inside Detroit), and brought along my Morgan and my TLR camera to the party. I shot this picture just as the owner, Richard, pulled into the parking lot. Car is an immaculate and perfectly period-correct car, right down to the accessories. Picture was shot on a Mamiya C220 TLR with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.