Tuesday, April 21, 2009

, originally uploaded by introspectrum.

two posts in one night... mark your calendars. remember the date.

, originally uploaded by introspectrum.

"...Then i thought of her walking up the street and stepping into the car, as I had last seen her, and of course in a little while I felt like hell again. It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."

- from 'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemmingway, 1926

Monday, April 20, 2009

conspiracy theory #234:

The MTA (New York City's subway transit company/association) sends special agents disguised as homeless people into specific subway stations late at night. Their mission is to wait until the train platform is empty then quickly destroy what they can (such as pipes and water protection) so that the MTA can justify raising fare prices a few times every year. Why else would it be raining about 40 feet underground?

i love new york.

i must give credit to my brother. This photo was all his idea. After a couple shots, his socks were soaked.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


vinyl, originally uploaded by introspectrum.

i took this last year.

i think this was the first time i had seen alma since my trip to italy a few months earlier. We wandered around williamsburg with another friend, taking photos and watching hipsters. I carried my hassie, a book or two, a light meter and some extra film in my messenger bag for a few hours. It reminded me of one of the reasons i don't like the hassy as a 'carry around cam.' It's quite heavy, it takes me a few precious moments to focus, and i have to use a separate light meter. I also have a tendency to keep slower ISO 100 film in it, which makes handheld shots with an 80mm lens at 1/20th of a second a bit of a challenge.

I'm not a very trigger happy street photographer so I've also carried it with me on numerous occasions only to never pull it out of my bag. This was almost one of those days of carrying a camera but never taking a photo, but while sitting outside this vinyl record shop Alma was checking out, I noticed how textured and interesting an environment it was. I took 3 photos. This was the best of the three. It's a bit underexposed and took forever for me to find me a color and contrast that felt right.

I like the depth of it and the open door of the shop in the foreground. Alma also has this wonderful way of being completely at ease in front of the camera.

Sunday, April 12, 2009



this is a quick fun attempt at a photoshop 'vintage' textured look from a tutorial i found online.
(click on the photo for a larger version)

strangers on a train

Before sitting alone across from me, she was chatting with an interesting older Asian man with a heavy accent. He complimented her on her mascara and they proceeded to talk for a few minutes about make-up and techniques. I couldn't tell if he was hitting on her or just really interested in make-up.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

, originally uploaded by introspectrum.