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March 29, 2012

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  1. March 29, 2012 10:52 am

    You’ve absolutely captured…life! These are beautiful — LOVE portraits that depict a real sense of the person. You’ve done an amazing job with that…


  2. March 29, 2012 11:02 am

    I love candid shots, there’s something about them that’s far more realistic than a overly beautified super model trying to seduce me. Simplicity often outweighs complexity. Bravo.

  3. Sofie Marklund permalink
    March 29, 2012 11:17 am

    Wow amizing portraits! In the moment pictures! The personality of the persons really shines thru πŸ˜€ Good job!

  4. March 29, 2012 11:20 am

    These are really good!

  5. Aron permalink
    March 29, 2012 11:27 am

    Fabulous. Real retro. Bravo!

  6. Aron permalink
    March 29, 2012 11:28 am

    Amazing photos. Very natural yet presented in retro style.

  7. March 29, 2012 11:41 am

    Each one made me smile all for totally different reasons. – Reminded me of a great life lived.

  8. rehqitz permalink
    March 29, 2012 12:15 pm

    nice style!

  9. March 29, 2012 12:21 pm

    These photos are beautiful!

  10. March 29, 2012 12:30 pm

    Reblogged this on news690.

  11. March 29, 2012 12:31 pm

    Very beautiful and real! LOVE THESE (: Keep it up!


  12. March 29, 2012 12:34 pm

    pictures of people. uh huh.

  13. March 29, 2012 12:35 pm

    Really beatiful photos πŸ™‚ Best wishes

  14. March 29, 2012 12:40 pm

    These are breathtaking! You’ve got an amazing eye for photography! And the way you capture life is just awesome! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! πŸ™‚

  15. March 29, 2012 12:42 pm

    Agreed.. You have indeed captured life πŸ™‚ Beautiful.

  16. March 29, 2012 1:15 pm

    Particularly loved the first photo!

  17. March 29, 2012 1:27 pm

    Great candid photos, portraits are my favorite. Very cool camera/lense, some of these almost look vintage.

  18. Betsy permalink
    March 29, 2012 1:29 pm

    Oh, I love this very much. So fun and candid and reflective of life.

  19. March 29, 2012 1:30 pm

    Reblogged this on CESARUNO64 and commented:

  20. March 29, 2012 1:38 pm

    Very nice, and unless my eyes deceive me…all done analog! Hooray for analog photography πŸ™‚

  21. March 29, 2012 1:53 pm

    I love this. I love the personal part, how they actually show the person in the picture, not some model.

  22. March 29, 2012 2:06 pm

    What a great blast of beauty.

  23. uberrhund permalink
    March 29, 2012 3:11 pm

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! I love the “people work” you have done,full of thought and life! BTW I “found Waldo!”

  24. March 29, 2012 3:21 pm

    Somebody already mentioned my thoughts on these which is that they are very candid portraits and makes them even more interesting. Thanks!

  25. March 29, 2012 3:23 pm

    These are intimate and gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. I’m adding you to my RSS feeds. πŸ™‚

  26. March 29, 2012 3:33 pm

    Come take my portrait plz. K thanks.
    Love them πŸ™‚ So natural. Don’t know why I insist on getting everyone to smile for photos.

  27. March 29, 2012 3:44 pm

    knew they were film as soon as I laid eyes on ’em…great stuff

  28. March 29, 2012 3:46 pm


  29. jamieaaron03 permalink
    March 29, 2012 4:17 pm

    nice pics! real film or photo shop? I love real film πŸ™‚

  30. March 29, 2012 4:21 pm

    I love a slice of life. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  31. March 29, 2012 4:47 pm

    nicely done! i am regretting selling my cannon T70…still don’t have enough for that DSLR I want!! Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  32. March 29, 2012 4:51 pm

    I love how a couple of the photos seem you capture these people without them knowing your there. Some of these shots make me feel like I am getting a snippet of their lives. Well done.

  33. March 29, 2012 4:52 pm

    My favorite one is the very first one. I feel like I am conversing with her in a coffee shop, as if I told her a funny joke and she’s hiding her smile. Fantastic!

  34. March 29, 2012 5:26 pm

    You are an amazing photographer! I wish I had your talent.

  35. March 29, 2012 5:30 pm

    Always fun to point your camera at your friends when the least expect it.

  36. March 29, 2012 5:58 pm

    You are certainly studying people from many angles. Keep on taking pictures!

  37. March 29, 2012 6:48 pm

    LOVE these, Beautiful work!

  38. March 29, 2012 7:03 pm

    These are great! How refreshing and real πŸ™‚

  39. Jual Minyak Zaitun permalink
    March 29, 2012 7:06 pm

    Your photo is great. many objects which for me is good for the view

  40. March 29, 2012 7:26 pm

    FINALLY, I found Waldo!!

  41. Arinn permalink
    March 29, 2012 7:30 pm

    this is beautiful!! thank you for sharing.

  42. March 29, 2012 7:57 pm

    I love these…they’re beautiful!

  43. March 29, 2012 8:41 pm

    Where’s Waldo?! Love it!!

  44. March 29, 2012 9:10 pm

    these are fantastic. love them all. great work.

  45. March 29, 2012 10:58 pm

    Picture look very lively, love it

  46. March 29, 2012 11:41 pm

    i love the photorealism style you’ve gone for in your people portraiture. thanks.

  47. Arman Tuigynbek permalink
    March 30, 2012 12:33 am

    did you use fuji superia for set of photos?

    • Arman Tuigynbek permalink
      March 30, 2012 12:34 am

      *for this set of photos

      • March 30, 2012 1:14 am

        I shot all of the photos in this post except for the second one (of the girl by the lake) with Superia 400. The second one was taken with expired Kodak Gold.

      • Arman Tuigynbek permalink
        March 30, 2012 4:22 am

        thanks for the info! i really like the tones this film gives. very nice photographs!

      • March 30, 2012 7:17 am

        Well they all turned out great– Attractive models not overly made up living life. Instead of creating some false moment you captured a real one.

  48. March 30, 2012 12:37 am

    Very compelling work!

  49. March 30, 2012 1:16 am

    Superb photos!!!!!!!!!!

  50. March 30, 2012 1:38 am

    The face: A representation of our Prima Facie… A very indulging subject to have explored. Commendable selection of a Subject, the Face.

    Two Things that I would like to mention here:

    1) The effort for having used the INDIGENOUS version of the device, the forever faithful Camera. These pictures shout out the unique virtue that can not be achieved by a digital. I appreciate your effort very much. I have just begun to explore this new stream.

    2) The Candidness: or not so candid -ness. I am surprised by the intimacy between your camera (that is you) and your subject and the comfort is reflected in all the pictures. Myself being a relatively recent photographer, I find it extremely hard to obtain that with my subjects. Any tips would be welcome and please visit my Blog too…

    Thank you.

  51. March 30, 2012 2:25 am

    These photos are fantastic, very inspirational!

  52. March 30, 2012 4:50 am

    Nice effects on the photo.. good shots..

  53. March 30, 2012 5:28 am

    Moments in time perfectly packaged . . .


  54. March 30, 2012 5:32 am

    wow, you’ve done a really amazing job here. theres such a sense of life being lived in all the moments you’ve captured. Inspired me to get my camera out again!

  55. March 30, 2012 5:33 am

    Lovely portraits! πŸ™‚

  56. Anna permalink
    March 30, 2012 6:37 am

    Beautiful pics and the girl.
    Thanks for sharing.

  57. March 30, 2012 6:40 am

    I love that your portraits aren’t the standard wedding shots or high school yearbook shots. They’re really unique and a few of them are convincingly candid, which can be hard to do. Keep shooting!

  58. Char. permalink
    March 30, 2012 7:10 am

    Reblogged this on facade..

  59. March 30, 2012 7:14 am

    Your friends have all been made to look appropriately cool. Fine work.

  60. March 30, 2012 7:25 am

    This is really a good work. I appreciate your efforts behind that. Have a great day!

  61. March 30, 2012 7:56 am

    lovely, lovely! sometimes it’s hard to photograph people, because they immediately become aware when the camera’s pointed at them … and the moment is lost. but these are wonderful.

  62. introvegirl permalink
    March 30, 2012 8:08 am

    Congrats on becoming freshly pressed! Beautiful photography very ‘intimate’ and ‘in the moment’ πŸ™‚


  63. March 30, 2012 8:09 am

    very nice!

  64. March 30, 2012 8:30 am

    Lovely pictures

  65. March 30, 2012 8:34 am

    I love these shots! its so fun to just look at pictures of people and wonder what their life is like!

  66. March 30, 2012 8:51 am

    These are so awesome! Are they film? It appears so by your comment a few above but I’m not that familiar with film terminologies πŸ™‚ They are just beautiful photos and have such a whimsical look to them. I really love them.

    • March 31, 2012 3:05 am

      They are. There are more details about the type of camera I use and what brand I shoot with in my About section.

  67. March 30, 2012 9:07 am

    For me it kind of showed “reality” or “A Day in Our Place” because these shots didn’t mean to look flashy but simple just to show everyday living. haha :bd

  68. Lotto Results permalink
    March 30, 2012 9:44 am

    Wow! Brilliantly captured beautiful moment.! Congratulations on being freshly pressed.

  69. March 30, 2012 10:11 am

    One feature is shared by all the pics- they are all so serene!

  70. March 30, 2012 10:26 am

    Beautiful – You capture the personality of each subject in such a simple and understated way. It makes me want to try more portrait photography!

  71. March 30, 2012 10:26 am

    I love these. It’s so nice to see another film photographer and you do it so well! I’m going to have to get my Canon out and do a few portraits as a personal challenge. Thanks for the inspire!

  72. March 30, 2012 12:33 pm

    The background of second one is like a painting on canvas….

  73. March 30, 2012 12:33 pm

    I love that you use film. I think that film adds such a quality and life to photographs. Also love the portraits as well. πŸ™‚

  74. March 30, 2012 12:43 pm

    Superb candid moments captured πŸ™‚

  75. March 30, 2012 1:50 pm

    I like how natural your pictures are!! Keep it up! (:

  76. March 30, 2012 2:00 pm

    I was scrolling through your photos and suddenly I thought –

    “hey! I’ve been there!”

    Nice work.

  77. March 30, 2012 2:20 pm

    Love the pics. I prefer natural looking pictures rather than the here stand this way posed looks. Great, luv it.

  78. maryfollowsthelamb permalink
    March 30, 2012 2:43 pm

    Happy, happy, joy, joy!!!

  79. leavemehere permalink
    March 30, 2012 2:58 pm

    Awesome-ness. Film for life πŸ˜‰

  80. March 30, 2012 6:03 pm

    Great pictures!

  81. emhastings permalink
    March 30, 2012 7:37 pm

    These are so beautiful

  82. March 30, 2012 7:42 pm

    My favorite is the one with the college shirt clad gal blowing on a dandelion.

  83. March 30, 2012 9:32 pm

    Wow πŸ™‚ candidly lovely. loved every single one of them πŸ™‚

  84. March 30, 2012 9:58 pm

    their amazing you really captured their personality! and i love the way that they were taken at the perfect moment! congrats on freshly pressed, you desereved it πŸ™‚ :D!!

  85. Ahmed permalink
    March 30, 2012 10:00 pm

    It’s easy to see that there is a story behind each photo. Nice work !!! πŸ˜€

  86. March 30, 2012 11:01 pm

    You’ve captured.

  87. mackaroto permalink
    March 31, 2012 12:23 am

    I’m just starting to get good at composing shots, thinking about foreground and background, capturing colors. Right now I’m trying to master mood, shadows, and lighting and it seems, with these pics, that you have NAILED it.

    • March 31, 2012 2:58 am

      Thank you! I think the trick for me was never really focusing on most of those things, to be honest. But film costs money and every poor or boring shot is money wasted. It brings things into perspective. I do frame shots in my mind, but if I’m shooting people it has to be in a split-second (I rarely shoot posed shots.) The rest is just surprises when my prints and negatives return from the developer.

  88. March 31, 2012 2:01 am

    Beautiful people in beautiful poses. You’ve done a great job.

  89. March 31, 2012 2:10 am

    Really beautiful work…made me smile x

  90. March 31, 2012 3:56 am

    nice work, i really appriciate

  91. Jual Minyak Zaitun permalink
    March 31, 2012 4:15 am

    amazing, its greats anda beautiful.You ara very professional photograhpy.

  92. March 31, 2012 5:09 am

    Reblogged this on A Gurlz Guide.

  93. March 31, 2012 5:14 am

    Amazing Photos..keep rocking

  94. March 31, 2012 5:19 am

    These are stunning! You did an excellent job!

  95. Ricche Khosasi permalink
    March 31, 2012 7:16 am

    awesome…keep on shooting, u got a talent πŸ™‚

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  97. March 31, 2012 8:23 am

    No. 6 and 9 are really great captures

  98. nefastika permalink
    March 31, 2012 9:17 am

    life itself πŸ˜€

  99. blackshepherd permalink
    March 31, 2012 9:40 am

    Believe it or not I”m writing from inside a refrigerated box on wheels that has a bed (42 degrees…not complaining) Each one of your photos stands alone as an independent story. It’s always fun to scroll through a long collection to find that each one speaks for itself around a general theme of being natural in the world, at work and at play in America…it doesn’t feel so cold in here now so thank you and keep up your photo analysis of us….

  100. March 31, 2012 11:03 am

    What a cool collection. Each one is interesting on its own, but together they tell a beautiful, human story.

  101. March 31, 2012 11:04 am

    Reblogged this on October.

  102. March 31, 2012 3:16 pm

    Fun and interesting shots. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on your fresh pressed-ness!

  103. March 31, 2012 5:08 pm

    What classic, natural portraits! These look old-fashioned but not dated.

  104. March 31, 2012 5:19 pm

    These are fantastic photos! You’ve raised the bar and challenged me to get portraits that are more true to the person’s being. Congrats on being FP!

  105. March 31, 2012 7:23 pm

    By now you’ve received a lot of feedback and know that your stuff is good. I just wanted to add my “wows” to the pile. You have a very unique style which is incredible- hard to do with photography sometimes. Thank you for reminding me that focus and depth of field are meant to be played with! I love your eye. Keep doing what you do! I look forward to seeing more.

  106. March 31, 2012 8:45 pm

    …love it!!! g*

  107. March 31, 2012 10:00 pm

    These are great candids. I need to shoot more people. Thanks for the inspiration. Great work!

  108. March 31, 2012 11:26 pm

    Wow.. nice shots

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  110. April 1, 2012 5:15 am

    Very nice departure from the landscapes that are ALWAYS featured on Freshly Pressed!
    Good work!

  111. April 1, 2012 5:17 am

    lovely πŸ˜‰

  112. April 1, 2012 5:18 am

    Cool πŸ˜€

  113. April 1, 2012 5:33 am

    Niiiice shots!:) What camera did you use? Is this a lomo cam or slr? πŸ™‚

  114. April 1, 2012 7:22 am

    Each photo has so much personality in it. Cheers.

  115. April 1, 2012 8:34 am

    Oy, way to capture the moment!

  116. April 1, 2012 9:52 am

    Love the life in your pictures!

  117. April 1, 2012 10:41 am

    We would love to post the 8th photo down at toemail if you do not mind? Just need a location and we are good to go!

  118. April 1, 2012 12:23 pm

    These are completely AMAZING! Wow. This blog post should be a museum exhibit at the MOMA. Fantastic job. Were these shot on film?

  119. Kristien Del Ferraro permalink
    April 1, 2012 2:24 pm

    Excellent work on finding Waldo! πŸ™‚ Awesome pics.

  120. April 1, 2012 3:26 pm

    Thanks for all the lovely “peaks” at someone else’s lives

  121. April 1, 2012 3:37 pm

    wow what beautiful pictures!

  122. April 1, 2012 6:01 pm

    Really awesome.
    Thanks for sharing

  123. April 1, 2012 7:02 pm

    Just stumbled onto your blog, wow. You have a real eye for beauty and for capturing the essence of a person / moment. These are a treat to look at, thank you!

  124. April 1, 2012 7:06 pm

    Your photos are so real. The capture an essence to people most people gloss over with expensive technology and fancy Photoshop. Your portraits are telling; it makes me happy to see real people here. Keep up the good work!

  125. April 1, 2012 10:33 pm

    Very interesting photographs.

  126. April 1, 2012 11:27 pm

    Sound in words

  127. April 1, 2012 11:43 pm

    Really nice!

  128. April 1, 2012 11:51 pm

    these are really beautiful.

  129. April 1, 2012 11:56 pm

    Awsome style:)

  130. April 2, 2012 1:39 am

    Reblogged this on Spoonful of Daniela and commented:
    This. is what photography is all bout for me.

  131. April 2, 2012 3:58 am

    Oh holy jesus these are awesome.

  132. April 2, 2012 4:00 am

    Also, I shoot film too and love it dearly. Digital doesn’t come close.

  133. April 2, 2012 10:30 am

    Reblogged this on The Unwritten Parts and commented:
    Love these portraits.

  134. April 2, 2012 12:10 pm

    I have fallen in love! LOVE LOVE! I love these!

  135. April 2, 2012 12:11 pm

    Great intuition at work ~* Thanks for sharing with the world πŸ™‚

  136. April 2, 2012 12:54 pm

    Wow, your pictures made me interested in learning more about every single person in the photos. Well done!

  137. the two emilys permalink
    April 2, 2012 5:01 pm

    these are so lovely

  138. April 2, 2012 5:12 pm

    Great photos, really shows each of their personalities

  139. April 2, 2012 5:36 pm

    ❀ ur work!!!!!

  140. April 2, 2012 6:27 pm

    Ok, but we were thinking more along the lines of town, state πŸ™‚

  141. April 3, 2012 12:54 am

    Wow, those are amazing! It looks very natural, and colors are nice! Awesome!

  142. April 3, 2012 11:16 am

    beautiful photos

  143. April 5, 2012 4:02 am

    All this pictures from here you’ve done with the Pentax Spotmatic?
    I did not expect to get out some pictures so well done.

  144. April 16, 2012 12:15 pm

    That remember me the old greeting: “give her joy in who she sees, make her a cause of joy in those who see her”.

  145. Nicole permalink
    April 20, 2012 4:20 am

    Saw this when you were freshly pressed, congrats! Love the photos! Also AZ shoutout, I’m from the East Valley

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