Ilford400 B&W Film Selects

Hey guys, I hope you’re well (:

These pictures were taken between January- May (2021)

Big thank you to Kerry’s Warwick Photo lab for developing these images.

I haven’t experimented with many black & white film stocks since picking up film photography. Infact, besides digital edits, I don’t have much practice with b&w photography in general. One thing I noticed was how I was more concerned with different shades rather than color. This simple adjustment changed how I looked through the viewfinder.

There’s something to learn from exclusively shooting in b&w and it makes me excited that I’m just beginning to pick it up!

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Photowalk Therapy Part 3: Delaying Instant Gratification with Film Photography in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Hey guys, how are you doing?

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog.

This is partly because I’m a chronic procrastinator and part- no wait. That’s it.

I’ve just been procrastinating.

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Photowalk Therapy Part 2: Pawtucket, RI

Therapeutic Photography concerns the individual’s creative process through and through.

It’s about presence, process and a good time. You don’t need a therapist, or an expensive camera, you don’t even need a so called “inspiring” place to take pictures.

Who you are and where you are is good enough.

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Photowalk Therapy Part 1: Bristol, RI

Bristol, RI (2021)

On how photography can be used as therapy…

Art aims to capture and express the human condition from infinite perspectives.

Photography, like all other artistic forms, contributes to that aim everyday and plays a fundamental role in forming how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. When used as a therapeutic practice, photography introduces presence, or what you could call mindfulness, awareness, and self-expression.

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Street Photography in Newport,RI using a 50mm Lens.

The other week I took to the streets of Newport, RI with a 50mm lens. The following images are scenes I captured throughout the day with no particular plan, intention, or subject. Many of my photowalks I consider to be improvisational exercises that help me notice beauty and meaning in the everyday, ordinary world.

Photos taken March 14, 2021

Newport, Rhode Island

Canon 6Dwith 50mm f1.8

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Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island Street Photography: Documenting the end of 2020 with a 50mm lens.

Having used a 35 mm lens for the majority of my photography, having documented this small town that is Bristol, RI with an ultra wide lens for story telling experimentation, and having still the fifty- nifty go-to staple lens by my side, it would be a shame not to share the images taken with this lens which has produced some of my favourite photos.

First off,

Happy New Years everyone!

To start off 2021 I thought it’d be a good idea to address everyone who follows my blog and latest posts.

Thank you so, so much.

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Bristol Street Photogtaphy After Dark ( + Holiday photos!)

Hey there,

The other week I took to the streets of downtown Bristol after dark with my camera and trusty tripod. Taking photos at night is a much more technical process than day photography, but I found it to be a great learning experience and I enjoyed it immensely nonetheless.

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Bristol, Rhode Island

Like all of you, I spent both the winter season and spring cooped up at home social distancing, self-quarantining and losing partial sanity.

During the three months of lockdown I went through the same stages as you probably did. First, in-denial: I couldn’t believe all the new rules and precautions we were demanded to follow. Then, obsession: I watched the news and relentlessly scrolled through social media becoming even more flabbergasted. Thirdly, acceptance: I realised there’s nothing I could do except make the best of my time.

So I did (or tried to)

Realistically I wasn’t as productive, or well-balanced as I care to admit. However, looking back I had so many honest and enlightening conversations with my family that I was O.K with slack in my physical, financial, and creative pursuits.

That isn’t to say I gave up on those pursuits all together, instead they took on a different feel.

My time in Rhode Island proved to be nothing like I expected it to be. Instead it was completely spontaneous granted the circumstance the entire world found itself in.

Down below is a full collection that documents my time in Bristol, Rhode Island

Full Collections:

  1. Mt. Hope Farm & Church Cove
  2. Portra 400 Film Selects
  3. Track on Chestnut Street
  4. Rainy afternoon walk at Colt State
  5. Breath of Fresh Air
  6. A walk down the block

Photos taken between March and May of 2020.


Photos taken right before public parks closed in Bristol, RI.
Mount Hope Bridge through the clearing. To see full collection click here
Portra 400 film select. Click here to see all selects from February/ March
The Track On Chestnut Street
Rainy Afternoon Walk at Colt State. See full collection here
A Walk Down the Block. Full collection here

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If you want to see more of my travels feel free to check out my other blogs and articles as well. You can find my trips to South America, Florida, the Azores, and most recently New England.

Remembering Quito, Ecuador: Essential Questions on Travel and Purpose

I forget her name- that German girl I met at the Blue Youth Hostel in Quito, Ecuador. She spoke excellent Spanish and English. She held herself with a confident presence. She told me she found herself in Cali: the salsa capital of Colombia. Some of the most interesting conversations happen in hostels with people who’s … Continue reading Remembering Quito, Ecuador: Essential Questions on Travel and Purpose

A Breath of Fresh Air at Colt State Park

Photos taken April 6, 2020

Colt State Park

Bristol, Rhode Island


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Double Exposure Film Photography: Merging Two Homes Into One

“Double exposure is caused by taking two pictures on the same piece of film.” – Fujifilm Troubleshooting

That’s the notice I received when I opened the envelope to see my developed film.

Most cameras are designed to prevent double exposure, but my Nikon one-touch 100 was not.

Nikon One Touch 100 and my film selects

This past summer I brought two rolls of film with me to the Açores. It wasn’t until two weeks ago that I got them developed.

Before getting them developed, I had bought two new rolls of Fujicolor 200 that I planned on using to take pictures around Rhode Island.

At some point I mixed up the four rolls and loaded my Açores film a second time thinking it was a new roll of film.

The outcome of these photos were surprising to me. At first glance I didn’t even recognise what I was looking at.

I found an even light, turned the photos multiple ways, and looked closer to see which photos of mine merged during the development process.

Some of the images came out odd, the others I found intriguingly abstract and peculiar in a good way. I didn’t intentionally make these images, but overall I’m happy with how different they are than my normal digital photos.

After looking over the 76 photos or so, I selected these 10 Images that I want to share with you today!

Photos taken:

Pico, Azores in July, 2019

Rhode Island in February, 2020

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Although It would’ve been nice to see the original photos I took (especially from the Açores) I can’t complain with the outcome. These photos are unlike anything I’ve taken before and part of what makes me like them so much is how my two homes found a way to merge into one.

Cheers to that.

If anyones had a similar experience I’d love to hear about it! Tell me your story and whether you liked the outcome or not!

Check out some of my previous articles from New England and of course, the Açores.