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Here goes nothing…

I have harnessed the power of the Internet to bring you this blog so you can follow ME, a college educated photographer/artist wielding  a Canon and Mamiya (featuring the viewfinder from which I derived the title of my blog) as I explore the world through glass and mirrors inside a little black box.

Here goes nothing…

I have harnessed the power of the Internet to bring you this blog so you can follow ME, a college educated photographer/artist wielding  a Canon and Mamiya (featuring the viewfinder from which I derived the title of my blog) as I explore the world through glass and mirrors inside a little black box.

Looking for something to do this summer and never been to Philly? Go for it. I just don’t recommend waking up at 4am to do so. That might just result in you sitting in a booth at ihop for a couple hours and you run the chance of napping on a park bench until it’s a normal hour of day.  But with good weather and good company we got our bearings and began to walk around the city.

Having never been to the city aside from a couple brief stops, we decided to explore the historic district. Most of the day I was shooting a roll of 35mm film which will be developed soon, and by the time I used that up we were at Elfreth’s Alley, the country’s oldest continuously inhabited street. A row of brick buildings ornamented with brightly colored doors and windows.

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From there we continued to stroll down the city blocks a not really knowing where we were headed, but growing hungry and the lack of sleep catching back up with us.

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After regaining a bit of energy we headed over to the waterfront before calling it a day, overheated and exhausted.

4am Drive to #Philly Looking for something to do this summer and never been to Philly? Go for it. I just don’t recommend waking up at 4am to do so.

Digital Pinhole

Digital #Pinhole #Photography

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I’ve had it in my head for a while now that I would start making pinhole photographs, and I’ve finally begun. Last night I made a pinhole lens for my digital camera; these are the results so far. I know I’m biased in the matter, but I really enjoy the images I’ve made so far with this process. Creatively I’ve been a bit stagnant lately, so maybe this is the spark I’ve been needing. The process is…

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Sterling Forest

Sterling Forest #photography #hiking

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Well, hello there, Internet. I’ve been neglecting you lately, but as the temperature grows warmer, I will venture from my couch more often. But on Thursday we went to Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, NY and I brought along my new Canon 6D. It was the first day of Spring and the air was warmer, but it still held onto winter’s chill. The water was frozen and snow still blanketed the ground but it felt…

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Frozen Niagara

Frozen Niagara #NiagaraFalls #Photography

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With all of Niagara Fall’s awe-inspiring power, all it took was a little polar vortex to bring it to a halt (briefly). As the mighty falls froze and everyone dreamed of warmer weather, I drove 6 hours north with Kim, over the Canadian border to see the…

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