ZEISS IKONTA IV RANGEFINDER.
So I recently bought this amazing little camera from the fine folks over at www.bluemooncamera.com. A medium format 6x6 folding rangefinder with a Zeiss 75mm Tessar f/3.5 lens called the Zeiss Ikonta IV. They were apparently the only ones with an actual focusing rangefinder. This was and still is what I consider to be a high-end point and shoot camera. Here’s why: It’s super light yet built like a tank, you can hand hold at 1/8th or even lower due to the copal leaf shutter, it’s completely mechanical, can shoot from the hip if you want, can sync with strobe at all speeds up to 1/500th, and simply looks cool. I shot a number of rolls at this years www.phootcamp.com in Joshua Tree, which I’ll be sharing.
This shot in particular was shot at the crack of dawn in Joshua Tree. Handheld 1/15th of a second. Fuji 400H shot at 800 and pushed in the lab. The colors and tones are IMO amazing. I simply love the look and feel of this shot.
Portrait of my buddy @andrewmishko. Check out his work on instagram or at his tumblr page by clicking on his name above. I shot this with Fuji Acros 100 BW film on the Hasselblad 503CX. Processed by the good folks at my trustworthy lab, Blue Moon Camera. If you shoot film, a highly recommend this lab in Portland, OR.
This year at PhootCamp I wanted to try something I haven’t attempted before. The SOS pad sparks. I basically took some steel wool, or SOS pads and frayed them out into a ball. I put 3 pads together and wrapped a metal wire around them to hold them in place. I then took a swivel hook and a chain to attach the wire holding the steel wool to. Light it on fire, tell your subject to hold as still as possible while swinging it around. The longer your exposure the more spark emitters you get. Make sure to have a tripod for this. Exposure times varied between 5-10 seconds.
I recently had the pleasure to photograph my friend Billy Meiners, also known in the downhill skate scene as Billy Bones. He’s a bad ass MoFo, skates for LandYachtz out of Vancouver B.C., and blazes the concrete all over the globe. Check out his video and new country song here. http://landyachtz.com/D251.cfm
NIKE RUNNING - RUN JOURNAL
Lately I’ve been shooting a lot of running lifestyle for the various footwear brands that you likely wear on a daily basis. Here’s some new work from the Nike Run Journal that I just shot in D.C. You can view the entire link here. Nike Run Journal - Kati Peditto
A high speed super slo-mo portrait brought to you from the creative team @grand3ur Check out the portrait series they’re working on.
HIPPY FROM THE KALALAU
His name is Tom and he’s been living on and off the kalalau trail in Kauai since 1975. He claims the trail is “magical” and that you will witness some strange and amazing things if you pay attention. The mystery and peace has been what’s kept him here. Photographed outside of the cave at the “end of the road”.