Some mornings I wake up dreaming of what Hiroshi Sugimoto said about our planet — it is unique because it is the only place we know where water, light, and air have helped create life. Continue reading Your daily mOMent of zen
One of my favorite things to do is visit the bay by the bridge and wait for fog and light to play footsie. This is such a beautiful sight to behold, and I can’t stop taking photos here. Even if I have to borrow my friend ChrisMichael’sLeica M9 camera and even if I have to … Continue reading [Photos] Bridge, Bay & Light
Over the long Labor Day weekend, I visited DeYoung museum along with my good friend Chris Michel to look at their vast collection of artworks. And eventually I ended up making some photos of the building, whose edges and angles are always inviting from the perspective of a photographer. I sincerely wished I had a … Continue reading DeYoung Delight
Camera sales are continuing to falling off a cliff. The latest data from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) shows them in a swoon befitting a Bollywood roadside Romeo. All four big camera brands — Sony, Fuji, Canon, and Nikon — are reposting rapid declines. And it is not just the point and shoot … Continue reading Camera sales are falling sharply
Leica Camera featured one of my photos on their Instagram account, alongside my comments about my love for Lecia SL. This photo was made on a typical San Francisco evening – when sunset and fog create magical moments that make a photographer’s job easy. Continue reading Featured on Leica’s Instagram
I am happy to finally be able to show off my collaboration with Dsptch SF. I have worked with them to create a special braided camera strap that is made in my favorite shade of blue. Here is how this came to be: Many of my friends kept asking me about my camera strap, and I … Continue reading New Collaboration with Dsptch SF
It is not uncommon to come across photographs of the magical Italian city of Venice pop-up on my Instagram feed. It is an architectural gem. Canals and bridges criss-cross the city, that is made even more magical by the interplay of light and shadows. I quite enjoy the work of Italian-Austrian photographer, Ando Fuchs. There … Continue reading Venice At Night
You might have heard that Leica has a new lens called the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 1: 2/50 ASPH. For a few weeks now, I have had the opportunity to use a pre-release version of the lens on my SL. I’ll cut right to the chase and tell you that I’m very happy with the results.
Before I dive into the details, let me be very clear: I don’t shoot anything but landscapes, mostly long exposures. About two-thirds of my photos are shot with my camera on a tripod. I am painfully slow, and I treat my digital cameras as if I am using a film camera. Where most people use techniques like multiple exposures and are more adventures, my style is very staid.
Attempting to capture a few dozen photos in 24 hours is adventurous for me. Even getting two to five images on a given day is a great personal achievement. In other words, don’t look to me to give you feedback on the lens from the perspective of a travel photographer, a portrait photographer, or a casual photographer. So, don’t think of this as a review. I am simply sharing my experience. Continue reading “The Must-Have Lens for your Leica SL”
When you come to think of it, a boat sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge that itself is enveloped in a cocoon of fog is what #fogust San Francisco Bay Area all about. Continue reading “Short Review: Panasonic Lumix L Mount 70-200/F4 Lens”
A few days ago my friend Felix let me use one of his Fuji cameras. It has been a while since I owned an xPro2 and forgot how much I love that form factor. I don’t much care for the Fuji rendition of raw files – not sure why, but I prefer my SL and … Continue reading Fuji Delight