On Film

Union Station, Los Angeles
Union Station, Los Angeles
Grand Central Market, LA
Bradbury Building, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Union Station, The Bradbury Building, The Grand Central Market and Olvera St.

Union Station, Los Angeles
shop on Olvera Stl, Los Angeles
Grand Central Market, Los Angeles
Grand Central Market, LA
Grand Central Market, LA
downtown LA
Bradbury Building, Los Angeles
Grand Central Market, LA

Following on from my last post about a recent walk about in downtown LA, I searched my archives and found some of my older film photography from that same area and those same buildings. It was fun to see the contrast of not just the use of 35mm film but also the contrast in what I was seeing back then through the lens. I'm not so sure what has changed in terms of style but I definitely notice the strong character of film and the totally different vibe it gives the photograph. These images are so dark and crazy. So moody! Maybe that was my approach as a younger photographer (these photos were taken 15 years ago!!) or maybe it is the grain and intensity of the film itself. I think taking pictures is a constant unfolding of experience and a development of self. The activity of seeing and recording and creating is so fun and what I love so much. For me it's a pursuit of happiness and provides a lifetime of learning. What about you? How do you consider and/or approach your creative interests?

All images above were taken with the Nikon N90s and Kodak Tri-x 35mm film.