Saturday, March 31, 2007

Couple More

street drummer with kids

discarded glove

Yeterday we went horse riding so I can't feel my ass.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Herluf Bidstrup

was a danish socialist caricaturist. We had his book when I was a kid and I loved it.
Here are his insights on photography:

Here is more. Use arrows to go back and forth

Thursday, March 29, 2007

San Francisco BW

They were shot with NIKON F3 with 50/1.8 E Series and a yellow filter and TMAX.
The nikon F3(when works) handles great. The exposures are OK with AE (I wish they had an exp. lock), it sits in the hand much better then the FM2N. The Exp. info is much worse(to small).

The dude with the girl with the dog(compicated) was pleasantly suprised seeing me using manual nikons and said he has one(FE or FE2 he uses for years and took around the world with him).

Pride parad 2004 - part three

Today was freakin' productive:

I watched Children Of Men(great),Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Jane Russell  kicks Marylin Monroe's ass), Revolver(crap saved only by Ray Leone).

I scanned 3 color films and developed 6 BW(something like 10 BW and 4 color left in the fridge).

I cooked fish and taters.

I fixed the yashica lynx 14e(no meter and needs new leather).

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

2004 pride parade - individual people

Abbey Road

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
(Lou Reed and teh Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs)

Girls who are boys
Who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like theyre girls
Who do girls like theyre boys
Always should be someone you really love
(Blur Girls&Boys)

כשהוא יורד לחוף בצעד לא בטוח
לבבי אליו
כמו ים פתוח
משלח את גליו.
כמו ים פתוח השוטף אל המידבר
כי מה יש פה לומר:
המלח שלי הוא המלאך שלי
הוא המלאך שלי.

עם ערב על החול, בין רציפים ומלט
ושקיעת זהב
אני צוללת
אל התכלת בעיניו.
אני צוללת שהים הוא לה מיבצר
ומה יש עוד לומר:

המלח שלי...

והוא אומר: כשאת מול הספינה עומדת
בשימלה קיצית
את מטרפדת
עמדי את כל הצי.
אני טרפדת מבקיעה אליו ישר
פשוט בשביל לומר:

המלח שלי...

ויום אחד יבוא אפליג איתו הימה
ועל ספינתו
נקימה שמה
את ביתי ואת ביתו.
וכך לא אצטרך לשאול אותו יותר
על מי הוא יותר

המלח שלי...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pride Parade 2004

The Crying Game

Here goes the neighbourhood

One of my first photo outings - I was about half an year into photography,had only a pentax k1000 +50/2.Sensia 100.

I discovered mounted slides are really easy to scan.

More to come.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I shoot the occasional macro(or did when I had M42 cameras - I still have the extension tubes). Pentax K1000,extension tubes,50/1.8 pentacon lens.

I am scanning slides from the 2004 Pride Parade as we speak.

Watched Devdas

I am not a big Bollywood fan(beyond a gag at B movies) but this was great.

The plot is redicilous but the movie beautifull

And I hate musicals.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Fog. I love it. San Francsico.


I finally got my computer back.

Watched Pillow Talk(so so),Jet Lag(didn't like) and Monsoon Wedding(wonderfull)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

San Francisco Color and new toys

Big toys for big boys.

Wet asphalt looking smooth and sensual

Are you talking to me?

Closet Romantic

Closed a deal on a canon 35/2.8.Waiting for it to arrive(with the canon 50/1.8)
Got an Olympus Pen F which needs slight repair from a gentleman on RFF. These people just bough a guy in Serbia(?) a bessa R3A(?) - the members collected about 40% and Stephen Gandy added the rest. Someone also donated him an M CV lens. Great people.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


This is a window shutter(blind?).
I love the peeling paint. Tel Aviv,Nikon fm2n,Sigma28/1.8,plusX.

My dead computer I sent to the lab - hope they find something and not charge me for work and say it's a software problem(highly doubt it). I potentially found a canon 35/2.8 for my RF. still waiting for the canon 50/1.8. I don't want to use the Jupiter on it - but I really want to shoot it allready.

Of Mechanical and Electronic cameras.

I hear some people say that electronic cameras are more precise and mechanical ones more reliable.

From my experience a 30 year old Pentax K1000 works and a 20 year old Minolta x-300 doesn’t. My 20 year old Nikon fm2n never skipped a beat and the same age much more proffessional F3 died with no apparent reason(a couple of years after CLA). I’ve seen electronic P&S fail after 10 years and others work after 15. I used a canonet and it was very reliable. On the other hand a Nikon FG I used some works worse then the electro-plasticky N2000 about it's age.

I had seen Zenits die and had a Praktica die on me. I used a ’58 Zorki 4 which worked like a clock. I sold it and got a canon 7 the same age. I think a leica M2 would outlast the M7 with it's 50 years of headstart.

I just seem to trust the mechanical ones more after all.

A very sturdy piece of mechanical ingenuity

Saturday, March 17, 2007

got some new toys - a couple of Jerusalem pics

Zorki Does Holy Sepulchre.

Finished Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It is funny to see how innossent his dystopia is.
Got a couple of toys from RFF. A vivitar 2800 auto flash.
At last something with a bounce head! I might start taking flash pics now.
Kodak polymax filters - for when I get to printing.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Dead Computer

My computer doesn't want to work so I have only limited access to stuff

Here's an angry looking fat cop.

Jerusalem,Holy Sepulchre
Zorki 4 ,Jupiter 8 1/30 f2 tmax 400 tetenal ultrafin.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

China Town 2

Sucks to be a cop
Everyone was in a hurry

except this gentleman

It was rainy and foggy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Canon 7 is here!

I got the Canon 7 from Peterc from RFF. He was kind and threw in a 1962 jupiter 8 with a japanese 1A filter and a roll of maco 64c film and thats after giving me a great deal on the camera itself.
Tom_F77 has sent me a canon 50/1.8 and I am in the market for a cheap 35(canon 35/2.8 or CV 35/2.5 - wanna sell me one?)

I am again - "with rangefinder".

China Town in Color

America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twentyseven cents January 17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb. . . .
America when will you be angelic?

When will you take off your clothes? . . .
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?

I'm sick of your insane demands.

When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks? . . . "

— Allen Ginzberg, America, 1956(entire_poem)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Jerusalem and Neil Simon

Zorki j-8 Jerusalem - Church Holy Spulchure. This is the board untowhich,according to legend, Jesus was lowered from the cross. It is considered to have healing powers.

I just watched a play by Neil Simon - Californian Suite. The roles wer by Freindlich and Basilashvilli - two of the top russian actors. I enjoyed immensly.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Just got back from a pub(beer sampling night.goood)with a girl I served in the army with. Had lots of fun. Here are some pots:

Pentax K1000,K-m42 adapter,Zenitar 16/2.8(thanks,Shai!) Tmax 400(?).

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Some shots I love just for their textures - I think in an urban context they say much more then anything else.

Layer Cake

Metal,Plaster and paint

Nikon fm2n 50/1.4 tmax 100 in tetenal.