I started taking photographs with frequency in 2009. After riding the wave of digital technology I got tired of it. I found myself editing photographs to simulate film. It led me to the real thing, and for that I am glad. I still shoot digital images too, but film is my passion.
I took this couple’s picture on their Iphone for them, after surreptitiously getting them with my Pentax.
Christmas 2019, Cousin Tom and our family’s newest member, his grand-daughter
Christmas 2019, Godfather Uncle Joe and our family’s newest member
Ferrania P30 Contax G2
The most photogenic person I know. Leica M6, Kodak TriX, 35 Summicron
Leica M6 Kodak TriX, 35 Summicron
Men near the cafe in the village center.
Two men enjoying the afternoon in front of the Church in Villa Franca
Popcorn is a popular treat in Villa Franca.
Mid-day at the entrance to the church.
This is at the bottom of my Grammy’s street.
Leica M6, Zeiss 35/2, Portra 400
Youxin, one of the worlds finest Leica technicians.
Mrs. Ye working on a Summicron R lens
Phil followed me after he spied me shooting into a porch in his neighborhood. He was suspicious of me. After we chatted a while, things warmed up and he took me on a tour. His face shows a hard life but inside is a warm guy. A gift of my camera.
I spend lots of time in cafes. I love the atmosphere there. People are happy, relaxed, doing something they too love. I shot this into a mirror, the scan is “backwards” but that’s ok. I don’t take many images of myself, I am not comfortable in front of the camera.
Not the best choice for a rest!
Contax G2, awaiting the religious procession in Villa Franca. Kodak Portra.
Hi I'm Martin Smith, a amateur photographer that likes to shoot solely film. I use black & white with the odd colour image thrown in and mainly use a Leica M4-2 & M3 with Summicron 35mm and 50mm lenses. I tend to shoot anything I like, objects, scenes, landscape or street life. My film of choice now is Fomapan 100 Classic.