I took a few rolls of Kodak Vision3 500T motion picture film spooled for 35mm stills with me to New York. My intention was to just walk around Manhattan and take photos. Strangely, I found myself enjoying shooting more in the subway system than anywhere else in the city.
This film stock in particular was well suited to shooting in the subway since it is tungsten balanced. It’s the film stock that Cinestill processes to Cinestill 800T. In its original form however it does not create red halation in red highlights. The grain is incredibly fine and the colours are fantastic. I can’t recommend it enough.
Shot on Leica M6 TTL.
Processed & scanned by QWD Lab in Philadelphia.
In April 2019, I flew down to Nashville and headed back to Blackbird Studios. It had been almost a year since Beartooth and I last visited the studio to record the album “Disease”. It created a very nostalgic atmosphere for those of us that spent a month within those walls, but strangely we fell so quickly back into place that it felt like we never left.
I brought my Leica M6 TTL along with me and shot a few rolls in between shooting for my actual role which I cannot mention yet. It turns out my Leica is underexposing significantly and will need repair work done. In the meantime I need only overexpose the negatives by half a stop to mitigate the issue. These images are shot on a mix of Ilford Delta 3200, Portra 400 and Fuji Superia 1600 pushed one stop.
To kick off 2019 I went out to Europe with Beartooth where they provided direct support for Architects on their Holy Hell run. This was slated to be a huge tour boasting room sizes up to 12,500 people, something I had never done before outside of festivals. Brimming with excitement I felt it was the perfect place to put my new Leica M6 TTL to the test. Armed with an assortment of films (Portra 400, Portra 800, Delta 400, Ektachrome 100), I tried a variety of settings trying to find the perfect set up for shooting shows. Unfortunately that doesn’t exist. Never the less I had fun attempting/failing/succeeding in covering a live metal show with an analog range finder from 1999.