Portraits of a photographer, Sisilia Piring --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

Really digging these photos of Sisilia in my sunnies.  The colors are amazing---loving the Kiwi and the burnt orange.

Portrait of a photographer, Naohmi Monroe --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

I met with Naohmi to shoot for Local Wolves.  Super chill, incredibly sweet.  She has my dream camera; the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a 35mm lens.

Portraits of a photographer, Christopher Sturm --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

I had the privilege of meeting Christopher of Ghostfoto last weekend when he was in Long Beach for a wedding.  Chris is one of the most enthusiastic photographers I've met---loves talking cameras and trading stories.  Incredibly talented dude; I think he should really start his own YouTube channel and share the wealth.   

Wednesday and Eddie --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

Matt left his corgi, Eddy with Wednesday for an entire weekend.  They played all day and took short breaks in between.  Eddy can't reach the couch so he lays on the floor --- loves that corn toy (what a concept for a dog toy).

Pappy and Harriets --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

Ian and Chris leaving Idyllwild

Reid and Chris

Jason and Tara waiting for dinner

Even though this photo is blurry, I'm into it cause it looks like they're in a freestyle rap situation (I don't know what they call this...a rap-off?  Battle of the wits?) 

Chris doing his thing

I like this photo of Ian cause it makes him look like a bully --- like if he were looking into the back truck of a car or something.

Blanco was wearing reflective lenses and I think it fucked with the lens on my camera but I dig this photo.

Valerie Carisma --- Olympus MJU-II with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400


Portraits of a photographer; Sisilia Piring---Canon A1 with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

I wasn't even sure if this camera was in working condition.  I lent my original Canon A1 to a buddy of mine who was drunk-drunk at the time and lost it in an Uber in Long Beach.  He felt bad and bought me a new one which in turn made me feel bad because when I lend my shit, I really don't expect them back.  He was about to travel to Asia and was telling me he wanted a camera so I figured he'd put it to better use.  I think he went ahead and bought himself an AE-1...

That said, these are some portraits I took of my photographer friend, Sisilia Piring.  I have a lot of photographer friends and just recently realized that photographers (or at least the really good photographers) are not very competitive.  They'll tell you all their camera secrets down to which film they use, which camera, which settings---it's fucking rad.  'Cause the truth is, we (non-photographers) will never see the subject they see in the same way.  It's a gift, really.

Also, I (being the noob that I am) opened up this camera and exposed all the film but went ahead and developed it anyway.  Only 2 photos from this roll were destroyed...some have streaks of light which I really don't mind.

Abbot Kinney with Lauren --- Canon A1 with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

around the house, Los Angeles --- Canon A1 with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400