film photography

Hot Air Balloons

Waking up at 3AM to make the drive up to Sonoma from the Glen Park area of San Francisco wasn't easy, but I was willing to put in the time to capture a few unique images.

The goal was to arrive around 5A, while the first few balloons put on a show called "glowing," and then photograph the magical looking figures as they drift off into the deep blue morning horizon.

Pentax 67ii (65mm & 105mm lenses)

I only expected to walk away with these early morning images (since the light was the most interesting and I figured less people who be there shooting that early) however, I stuck around and captured a few more interesting digital and film images that I hope showcases the experience and mood one can have at The Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Nikon D810 (70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens)

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Marty with Medium Format

Shortly after we brought home our Oakland born rescue kitties, I found Marty to be unfazed by the enormous Pentax 6x7 MLU. Only the first massive mirror clap of the shutter got his skittish attention. Conditioning him in front of the camera early without even knowing! 

Now he's just an obnoxious, ginger hellion who demands everyone's attention. 

Now he's just an obnoxious, ginger hellion who demands everyone's attention. 

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Marty & Simon on Instagram: @martyandsimon

Kris Jung

Sunday afternoon with friends wanting to test out some things in their respective "creative discipline". This is a combination of myself wanting to shoot more medium format, @nevertrustagypsy wanting to test with wardrobe and jewelry form a friend's boutique in Berkley. H/MU by Bo.

These are mostly Pentax 6x7 MLU with 50mm, a few Hasselblald extension tube and a few frames I had left over from an FM2, 85mm f/1.4 AI-s to test the shallow depth. Model is Kris Jung from Stars Model Management.