Here is some of my favorite images that I shot on film from one my favorite cameras. These images below were all shot on the Hasselblad X-Pan. This camera is unique in that it shoots panorama pictures on 35mm film natively. Essentially it shoots two 35mm frames side by side. The camera does have an option to shoot a single frame at a time, but let's be honest, if you are going to do that then just get a normal film camera.
I took my family up the coast slightly to stay in Ventura beach while I second shot a wedding with Matthew David Studio over in Santa Barbara. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura Beach that Provided a Spectacular View of the beach and pier, I would recommend staying there if you are in the area. Just a short walk down to the pier was this little taco shop called Beach House Tacos, this is a must have. I ordered a shrimp taco which was delicious and fully loaded with toppings. Easily one of the best shrimp tacos I have ever had.
A Quick trip down to the Redondo Beach Pier to have lunch before spending the rest of the night down at the aquarium of the pacific for photographers night.
The original plan for shooting was to visit Downtown San Diego, but after some thought the plan was changed to the abandoned train station in El Centro. However after doing some research while on the way to El Centro, I found information online that stated the train station had been demolished. Since Ben and I were already 30 min into the drive we decided to head to Glamis. Doing so was perfect because the Moon was going to be out in full force.
My good friends of Cloud District hosted held their first local show at The Hood in Palm Desert. They headlined their first local show with supporting bands Hungry Hearts, Carved Like Kings, and Kill the Radio.
Shooting with backlights is a challenge that was presented to me by my good friends of Cloud District. I would be shooting the entire photoshoot with nothing more than 4 low wattage fluorescent UV lights. The problem with the lights is that they put out very little light and cast a purple haze throughout the images. Below are the images that were captured.