Fly the ocean in a silver plane /
See the jungle when it's wet with rain
- "You Belong to Me" by Patsy Cline
I have been covering New York Comic Con for the last three years. This year, I decided to challenge myself in a special way and photograph using only 35mm film. I had so much fun and it's truly one of my favorite events.
At the start of 2018 I wrote down some goals for the year. One of those goals was to have a second photo exhibit (my first one was at National Black Theatre at the end of 2016 – early 2017). This goal has been materialized and my current exhibit runs through the entire month of June at Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn. The work includes a selection of 35mm and digital prints transferred to wood. There is a reception on Saturday, June 16th from 6pm – 8pm. If you’re around please come by. [Cafe con Libros is located at 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216]
The reception was wonderful and the overall response to the exhibit was outstanding. 13 out of 15 pieces have been SOLD! I am beyond grateful and humbled that people believe and support my vision to the extent that they want my art in their homes! You can check out photos from the reception and the exhibit in full here --> [CLICK ME].
Provincetown (/ˈprɒvɪnsˌtaʊn/) : a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in the United States.
[circa August 2015]
I recently purchased a Canon AE-1 Program, a 35mm film camera that dates back to the early 1980's. I was introduced to photography in the digital era so it was only through urban legend, folklore and the occasional movie scene that I heard about the beauties of film. Loading my first roll was anything but romantic: YouTube tutorial on the computer screen, fumbling hands, and with childlike excitement I accidentally rewound my first roll... Anyway, new roll acquired, correctly loaded and *click* ... I fell in love.
Not being able to erase an image combined with the total uncertainty of what that image looks like is a feeling that I have never felt. 1 camera. 36 exposures. Infinite possibilities.
Camera: Canon AE-1 Program | Lens: Canon FD 50mm 1.8 | Film: Kodak Ultramax 400
[circa late July 2015]