Just 4-days out till my departure from the heat and into the depths of grey-snow. Here is my current travel rig sans any digital cameras for the time being, making 2013 as much a film effort as I can. Please feel free to follow me on instagram (@lukesatorujewelry), or twitter (lukesatoru).
Posting on the blog maybe a little delayed due to travel and still back-logged on scanning negs. Oh, and a belated Happy Chinese New Year to all.
Filson Field Bag (medium)
Officine 904 leather wallet
Namiki ‘falcon’ fountain pen
Kodak TriX 400
Ilford Delta 400
Ilford FP4 125
Fujifilm Superia 400
Leica MP 0.58 w/ Elmarit 28/2.8 asph
Leica M4 (1968) w/ Summarit 50/1.5
Voigtlander Vito ii
*Yes, it doesn’t look good but trust me it could have been a lot worse. Thankfully my UV filter doesn’t feel so overpriced now considering the lens is still intact and working. Granted a visit to the technician is still in order. Can’t get the filter off, it’s stuck. Note to self, do not make gesture to shake someone’s hand while holding two cameras at once.
*I’m getting a little lazier with my in-bag shots but it’s nearly 2am and I fly out in less than 6-hours. Again, heading to HK but this time a bit more leisurely of a trip.
Fujifilm X-e1 w/ CZJF 20mm (m42 lens)
SMC Takumar 135mm (m42 lens)
iPhone 3Gs (i prefer the rounded edge)
Leica M4 w/ Elmarit 28mm asph
Ricoh GXR w/ CZJF 28mm (m42 lens)
cash atop travel-wallet
35mm film-case with SD cards atop (shooting Kodak TriX 400 and Ilford Pan F ?)
nifty SD card reader for iPad
I only know a handful of folks that commit a certain portion of their day/life to taking photographs with a very specific mission. More often, I simply have the camera with me at all times and shoot as I go through my day. It becomes far more deliberate when I travel since I am not tied to any activity besides moving from point A to B. Given these circumstances I am having a difficult time with the direction of my work. Some projects are technical exercises and others seem more like a visual-diary (not a bad thing per se). Looking for meaning in what I’m doing today. There’s no shortage of gear, just need to shoot with intent.
taken w/ iphone
With 3-hours to spare before heading to the airport, I caught the Daido Moriyama show, “REFLECTION AND REFRACTION” at Artis Tree. Was a first for me to see his work in person. The room was pitch black outside of the lights dedicated for each photo so wasn’t much of a problem to take a few snaps.