franciscomarin:

girls // acl 2010 

i really miss taking photos of bands with my Mamiya. If you know of any awesome musicians/bands/groups/artists coming through NYC or living here already that need press photos, PLEASE let me know.

filmisgod:

“girl dreams” | mamiya 645 + ilford 3200 | by francisco marin

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New York City on my Mind
by Francisco Marin 

Double-exposure, medium format. NYC, March 2012.

(Source: filmisgod, via franciscomarin)

filmisgod:

beth on my rooftop | nyc | shot by francisco marin
[cross processed on expired 120 “lomo” film + mamiya 645] 

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naomi | austin, tx | shot by francisco marin
[mamiya 645 x fuji velvia 100]

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giza lagarce | nyc, 2012 | shot by francisco marin on 35mm film

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leaving the city behind
nyc, 2012 | shot by francisco marin on 35mm film

filmisgod:

New York City on my Mind
by Francisco Marin 

Double-exposure, medium format. NYC, March 2012.

forgot i submitted this a while back. thanks, FilmIsGod!

I Still Shoot Film: 11 Reasons To Shoot Film

istillshootfilm:

1. Film is cool. Seriously. The scientific process of capturing an image on film, developing and then printing it on paper is one of the most awesome things you can ever see. It’s like magic.


2. Film produces a tangible result. In the modern world, technology has allowed us to do everything digitally… in fact I haven’t seen what my resume actually looks like on printed paper in over 5 years. With digital photographs, you never have one tangible original, from which you can make infinite copies…


3. Photographic paper prints have a longer archival life. Say what you want, but even my most expensive fancy-pants digital prints still get yellowing on the corners after several years… which is why many professional labs still use cibachrome printing even for digital.

4. Film cameras are badass. They are not the light-weight, silent wimpy cameras of today. You can use a quality film camera to take great photographs or defend your life if necessary.


5. Most Photoshop effects applied to digital photos are designed to mimic effects achieved through film. Why not just do it that way in the first place?


6. Using film means that when you take a photograph, a chemical reaction absorbs the moment on a light-sensitized surface. That is somehow more powerful than a computer chip’s interpretation of an image.


7. Learning how to shoot film helps you understand light and shadow, which can also improve your digital photos.


8. Limited exposures means you have to actually think about your shot. Need I say more?


9. Unless you have a $30,000 digital camera, shooting film will always give you a higher resolution if scanned correctly. A 35mm negative has the equivalent of approximately 25.1 megapixels, so imagine a 6x9 negative. We’re talking murals in crisp detail.

10. Black and white. Yes. Removing color from a digital photograph is not the same as shooting in black and white film and it never, ever will be. Ever. The art of black and white film alone is reason enough to keep manufacturing film forever.

11. The darkroom is zen. It has soothing red lights, relaxing running water and the soft click of your timer. Take a deep breath and smell the stop bath. Yum.

Reblogging this for posterity.

istillshootfilm:

Film Photography Submission By: notfranciscomarin

carly on s. congress, austin, tx | shot with a mamiya 645 + 80mm f/1.9 lens on kodak portra 400 | by francisco marin

thank you, ISSF!

"Why Digital Is Dead For Me In Street Photography" @ Eric Kim Street Photography

istillshootfilm:

I came across this article last night and had to share, because it’s definitely worth a read. Eric Kim, a talented street photographer based in Los Angeles, discusses his hesitation in using film, how he made the switch, and why he loves it now. He also discusses some basics of learning to shoot with film, as well as choosing a film brand.

One of the main points he discusses is in shooting film specifically for street photography, and the many benefits it has. For those of you who may have missed it, I previously posted a selection of some of my street photography shot on film.

Head over to Eric’s blog to read the full article, which will hopefully inspire you to shoot some film :)

Eloquent argument in favor of film versus digital. My only experience with street photos and film photography has been with a Mamiya 645 and a waist-level finder, unfortunately… not very conducive to street photos.

filmisgod:

“girl dreams” | mamiya 645 + ilford 3200 | by francisco marin

ALL PHOTOS © FRANCISCO MARIN