Hours in the desert at night to come across this sign which I’ve stopped to photograph several times. It’s weird how you stop at the same gas stations any time you’re on the same road more than once in your life no matter how far from where you started. Taken with Hasselblad 500c/m, 100mm Prontor #film#mediumformat#hasselblad#travel#road
In college I read short story from 1927 by Ernest Hemingway called “Hills like White Elephants.” The name comes from a character’s observation of a landscape in the story, and I’ve always imagined that landscape to look something like this. Hemingway doesn’t give the reader a lot to go with, and instead expects people to infer their own meanings from what he writes. I’ve always thought a good photo is like that too - it tells just enough of a story to be interesting, and leaves enough unknown to be interpreted.
This is pic is from Wasco and part of a photography project I’m working on about the Oregon & the West. Sometimes banal or boring, but always beautiful.
Tess @tess_v_fulton ...When my Dad died I was bequeathed two film cameras: a small old Minolta point n shoot plastic lens camera and an old Yashica medium format manual box camera, the kind you look down in. The Minolta takes every photograph with this high arcing flash that would blind a blind man. It makes the most wonderful gritty dirty black and white film photos any camera I own. But the Yashica is the best camera I own. It takes beautiful refined sharp shots. But I wear Coke bottles and even with my glasses looking down into the thing I have a very hard time manually focusing it, and I end up wasting a whole roll of precious 120 film, so I rarely use it. So it's a special occasion when I bring it out and on this day with Tess I did. I had just come out of retirement and was rusty as fuuuuck so I was thrilled when Tess let me try to get my photo mojo back. Everytime I use one of my Dad's cameras, and I get a good shot, especially when I'm doing nudes, I think of him up there smiling, looking over at God as if to say: that's my boy! - What we do in life echoes... #beauty#beautiful#woman#portrait#profile#model#leopardprint#blackandwhitephotography#ig_shots#filmisnotdead#yashica#mediumformat