Belgrade park and me

{Ricoh GR-1 and random Serbian drugstore film}

Sarajevo
{Ricoh GR-1 and Kodak Tri-X}

Sarajevo

{Ricoh GR-1 and Kodak Tri-X}

Self-portrait in Chicago

Self-portrait in Chicago

Congress Hotel, Chicago

Congress Hotel, Chicago

My (Partial) Digital Transition

{Fuji X-E1 and VSCO-Fuji 400H}

After years of shooting only with film, I’m transitioning partly to digital.  The cost and time of film is rising so much.  Digital photography generally leaves me cold, so I’m trying to find an alternative that satisfies my love for the film aesthetic.  I’ve settled on a Fujifilm X-E1, editing the photos with Lightroom 5 and VSCO Film 1 package.  Options include Fuji 400H (used here), Portra 160, Portra 400, Tri-X and more!  So far, I’m very happy with the results, though I’m still experimenting.  

These photos are from Sunday, when I made a trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the Welcome Yule show and the Art Institute for the Art and Appetite special exhibit.  I love Christmas in Chicago.

Mostar, Bosnia i Hercegovina.  September 2013.

{Rolleiflex 3.5e and Kodak Portra 800 film}

Mostar, Hercegovina
{Rolleiflex 3.5e and Fuji 400H Pro}

Mostar, Hercegovina

{Rolleiflex 3.5e and Fuji 400H Pro}

My photo of Grogans pub in this week’s T, the New York Times Style Magazine.
{Nikon FM2 and Kodak Ektar 100}

My photo of Grogans pub in this week’s T, the New York Times Style Magazine.

{Nikon FM2 and Kodak Ektar 100}

Mostar, Hercegovina
{Ricoh GR1 and Fuji 400H Pro}

Mostar, Hercegovina

{Ricoh GR1 and Fuji 400H Pro}

Zebra crossing in Belgrade, Serbia
{Ricoh GR1 and Kodak Tmax 400}

Zebra crossing in Belgrade, Serbia

{Ricoh GR1 and Kodak Tmax 400}

Belgrade, Serbia 

{Ricoh GR1 and cheap film from a Serbian drugstore}

Lunch at Smokvica - Belgrade, Serbia

Last month I traveled to Bosnia-Hercegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, with a quick stop in Croatia.  I was not very familiar with the region before, but this turned out to be my favorite trip ever (yes, ever more than Paris and St. Petersburg).  Now I want to improve on my very basic language skills and return!

Here are a few scenes from Smokvica, the lovely, hip Belgrade restaurant where I enjoyed lunch the day before returning to Chicago.

{Ricoh GR1 and cheap film from a Serbian drugstore}

Art Institute, Chicago
{Ricoh GR1 and Kodak Ektar 100}

Art Institute, Chicago

{Ricoh GR1 and Kodak Ektar 100}