About

I have been super into photography since I was a kid, but I never felt that I wanted to share my photos, especially online. Over the years it had settled into just a relaxing hobby, and I shared photos I had taken only with friends and family.

The older I got, the weirder that started sounding to me, so here we are.

By day, I am a full-stack engineer based in the Philadelphia area. This site was built using Astro.

Digital

All digital photos were taken with a Fujifilm X-T5. I mainly use a Viltrox Pro 27mm f/1.2 XF prime and the amazing 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS kit lens. I’ve also got a K&F Nikon F/Fuji X adapter that allows me to use all of my manual Nikon glass as well.

This camera is just lovely to use and is a huge part of what makes this hobby so much fun.

One of the main benefits of using the Fuji ecosystem is how usable the JPEGs are SOOC, without the need to edit a bunch of RAW files. Even if you have to make some adjustments, the JPEGs can be pushed pretty far.

Fuji’s default film simulations can be endlessly tweaked to create pre-configured “looks” and keep them handy for the right situation. There’s also a huge community of folks willing to share their “recipes” to breathe even more life into your photos.

Film

All 35mm film photos were shot with a Nikon F3. I use a 28mm f/2.8 AI-S, 50mm f/1.8 AI-S (the pancake lens), and a 16mm f/3.5 AI-S fisheye. I mainly use Kodak Portra 400 for color, and Ilford HP5 or FP4+ for black and white.

There’s nothing quite like the slowness and focus you get when shooting film. It forces you to stay in the moment and concentrate on the composition.

3D

All 3D renders were made with Blender, a free and open-source 3D program with a lovely community and tons of features. I’ve been tinkering with Blender since late 2019 and still get a kick out of using it, it’s just so much fun.