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the gamechanger.

28 Dec 2010

(OK, so yes, this photograph has already made an appearance in this blog, way back when.  But who doesn’t like to linger on a close up shot of Maialino’s bomboloni con crema?) 

But here’s the thing: discovering Maialino’s brunch this year has changed my relationship to noontime on the weekends.  And all for the better, might I add.  And since I only manage to eat there about once every six weeks, it’s not a place I ever tire of, even though I’ll probably order the same dish every time

The same hasn’t been true, however, of my film choices of late.  I’ve been tiring of my old standbys, Kodak Portra 160NC and 400NC.   Don’t get me wrong — I love seeing New York shot through those slightly muted tones; it gives the city a much calmer air.  But that calmness has dulled my own sensibilities a bit, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get reinspired by what I see around me.  And finally this week, a single photograph has reinvigorated me.  Taken by Dunstan Lee, aka slowbicycler, the photograph pops in such wonderful ways, and is infused with such a great New York-ness that it just kind of kills me.  (I can’t embed the photograph here, so please do click on the link above.)  I hadn’t given Kodak Ektar much thought before this, and now all I can think about  is finding some time to get over to B&H and scoop up a few rolls, to see what my Nikon and Pentax can do with them.

So yes: in the new year, I hope to have a new New York to show you.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Mel permalink
    29 Dec 2010 2:58 am

    I like Ektar a lot and I’m glad you’re going to start using it! My photos are a bit more vivid than what’s currently popular, which is what I prefer. It’s time to bring some new things into the aesthetic! 😉 Can’t wait to see your new work.

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