King of Ramen

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.

Select 7: forays into film (photography) 

These are seven select photos from my first ever attempt to use film. I was using a Contax T3 point and shoot which is as close to digital a film camera can get. It was loaned to me by Cliff Englert. He tells me three good photos from one roll of film is a good start. From that standpoint I should feel okay!

I was using Kodak Portra 400 film. What I like about the film — this is all the lens saw, no processing, no modification. I love the purity of the film. I think I am in love. Medium format, will be my target by 2017!