Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Move is complete

I completed my move to Rishon Le Zion. I love it there. I should have internet access at home within a week and then I will post new stuff(and do it more regularly).

I love the move.I met some wonderfull,charming people (some old,some new,some borrowed,some blue),one of which is especially wonderfull,which will be proven by pictures when I have the time and energy.

I read some books,watched some films but all of that is nonimportant.
I am as close to happy as I ever was.

Monday, August 27, 2007

בוא למילואים יא בן זונה

This 19-20 year old girl is an officer in charge of reserve duty.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I watched Bergman "Hour of the wolf". I liked the scary bits and the end monologue
and "Zabriskie point" I liked the soundtrack and the final scene. It is strange that the actor got killed during a bank robbery.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

near Gaza

Since my scanner is at the new place I am uploading old pics.
I recieved the summaron which seems mechanicly perfect. I understand why Sherry Krauter charges what she charges.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

summaron is almost here

I found the two lost films and dumped them at the nearest lab. My summaron is in the city's central post.Some things in my personal life look better.
I watched a ton of Monty Python's Flying Circus
I am in a great mood.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I shot two color films and cant find them.I am pissed

Sunday, August 19, 2007

check for pulse

I moved more stuff to Rishon Le Zion. I shot a roll of color with my new leica m3 which returned fron a CLA by Youxin Ye with a last gen summicron loaned by a friend.It is very fun to use.I can hardly wait for my summaron to arrive from Sherry Krauter.

Friday, August 17, 2007

First monocle result

These are the first to come out of the monocle.Thats the way they came out of the scanner.Expired fuji proplus II.I like them.They remind me of orthodox icons.

I understand some of you must be tired of portraits by now but since I shoot them in color or trix in diafine and not tetenal it is very easy and fast to develop them and with University,the move and work I have no time to develop street films(plus x mostly) and I hardly shoot street these days. Please be patient.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I started scanning color,Цой Жив!

Сегодня(точнее вчера) День памяти Цоя.

Monday, August 13, 2007


This is the first scans from the first roll from the mamiya.It is unergonomical,heavy, and the mirror slap seems to chip your teeth - but it is hadholdable at 1/125(I didnt try less) wide open and is SHARP!

Watched "400 Blows"(Wonderfull acting and cinematography) and "The Good German"(great Casablanca homage)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I shot two films with the mamiya today. It's ergo is not exactly my cup of tea and shooting is handheld is a questionable pleasure(especially when you dont know how sharp will the images look).I will develop the negs tonight hopefully.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

A new addition to the family

Lets see how we get along - it was to cheap to pass by.They sell for twice what I paid.


I got the Mamiya. Now I need a battery and a victim.

I signed the Rishon Le-Zion contract.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I am begining to see the escape!

I am going to Rishon Le Zion to sign my flat contract.I am as giddy as an antipod entering the Oykumena

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

alpha males

I have a tendency to leave whole film scans to be edited much much later.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Anastasia, morning

I found an apartment in Rishon Le Tsion.I am moving by September. The Mamiya reached the central mail office in Beer Sheva. I am all tingly.

Today is the sixty second anniversairy of the Hirosima bombing.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Anastasia, evening

A wonderfull night we spent talking and drinking a couple of days ago.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

in their own world

My leica is ready,and will be shipped here within a week,my summaron as well. I am still waiting for my mamiya. I managed to dent the filter rings on my nikkor 50/1.4AI and will send it to be repaired. Don't leavea camera on your table when drinking in company while gesticulating wildly.

Domany is potentialy intrested in the canon so I let him testdrive it and reskinned and reassembled my Yashica 14e - thats the only RF I have now.

I made a monocle lens out of a helios 44 and mounted it on an old zenit e.I tried shooting it with a digital camera and liked the results - the only minus is that i didnt make a diafragm for it yet and I can only shoot wide open(f2 I guess) with a maximum speed of 1/500 on the zenit.

Friday, August 03, 2007

graveyard of mans minions

watched Lost In Translation. I liked it a lot. It seemed very obviuos - it is strange to me some people don't get it - but I can understand why.