Last November, my wife, Paula Mak, and I made a trip back to Oregon, to Brookings, to be exact, to enjoy an American Holiday, Thanks Giving. If you’re not familiar with the christian holiday, it’s a time, in which, we give thanks for what we have — christians during the time of harvest, gave thanks for the crops that nature had yielded.
So, in that tradition, or, in the art world, I’m thankful, for the photographs, I received, hum.. had taken, with my 35mm film camera loaded with Kodak 160 ASA Portra film.
These days, I’m mostly shooting film, because I like the results it’s giving me – the grain, the color, the lighting contrast.. it just seems like you can feel the grain of the negative once you’ve committed your image to film.
Also, because, you’re limited by the amount of shots you have, 12, 24 or 36 frames, it makes the process of capturing your image, quite special. It requires a fair amount of skill and for sures, a bit of luck.
I felt lucky on this trip back to where I grew up in Southern Oregon, and the lighting conditions here show that. I’m also lucky to see my entire family, basically, thriving and sharing their gifts — for my brothers, that’s their beloved children.
For me, here is my wife, Paula, ever present on my photo shoots, and my best friend in travel and making a life in San Francisco. She loves photography also. Behind her, is my sister-in-law, Julie and her little one, Genevieve.
This here, is Paul Mansfield, the man with his sturdy Nikon F100 camera and a Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 lens. His niece, Maddy, is the subject of his photography.
Oh yea, and if you’re tuned into wanting to see a remarkable piece of American-British Cinema, Dunkirk is a captivating movie: shot entirely on 70mm film and IMAX by Christopher Nolan and his crew. It takes place during a critical time when Great Britain was in the clutches of the Nazi invasion. The story embodies what came to be known as ‘The Dunkirk Spirit.’
aight, happy shooting tomodachi!
(tomodachi = ‘friends’ in Japanese)
😸 — 📷