A friend of mine scored two tickets for a pop-up at the Ramen Shop by Osamu Tomita, King of Ramen in Japan. They say that the Rich Tonkotsu Gyokai Tsukemen (Dipping style of Ramen, Pork and fish base rich soup) by Osamu Tomita is to die for! With all the ingredients flown in fresh from Japan, it was everything they said. I caught the chef in action, busy creating our meal, a proverbial arm’s touch away. My tiny Konica BigMini did its best to capture the intense focus. It is not as beautiful a point-and-shoot film camera like the Contax T3, but I love how it feels in my hand. The film was the Fuji Superia 400 — not the best, but delivers in a pinch.
As I wrote earlier in the year, my goal for 2018 is that I want to learn how to express myself better on film. Long exposures are a form of expression for me, and it makes perfect sense that I would try and replicate some of my long exposure experiments on film. I want to get good enough and feel confident in what I am doing.
One of the targets I have set for myself is that I will walk a minimum of additional 8,000 steps every day for rest of the year. Walking out of the house with a camera is a great motivator and before I know it, I have surpassed my daily goals in a jiffy.
Yesterday, I decided it was time to play around with a film. I picked up my medium format Mamiya 6 camera and off I went to make some long exposures. The manual settings, the manual calculation of the time it would take to properly expose a photo and the idea that you for to wind-the-film forward were quite therapeutic compared to the rather automated world of digital. I did end up cheating a little.
Photo 07/30: iPhoneX, ISO 20, f4, 1/200th of a second.