I had a few minutes to spare on my way to the UK on a recent trip and couldn’t resist braving the heat outside and get a few pictures of the Theme building which is situated at the centre of the LAX airport complex.
This is an iconic building and classic mid-century ‘googie’ design; I’d love to get inside someday.
I shot this roll of FujiPro 400 over a few weeks as I didn’t manage a full photo walk and shoot it in one go. I used the Vitomatic II for this as my Prominent and Sensorex are both away for a service at the moment and it’s been a while since I used this one anyway (I was also inspired by a few recent posts and comments on 35mmc).
Still like this camera and it remains a favourite especially for travel as it is compact and self contained.
I’ve visited this station just off of downtown LA a few times and I love it features. It was built in the 1930s and is a mix of Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne styles.
For this visit I happened to be meeting a friend coming into town and decided it would do no harm to arrive a little early and see what shots i could find; as it was her train was delayed and I had a couple hours to wander around. Continue reading “Union Station, Los Angeles”→
For a long time I have been shooting geometric patterns but it wasn’t really until the last few years that I identified it as a thing. Up until then, when asked I would have described my photography as being mostly architecture and then added a caveat that I don’t really shoot buildings, its more the details I see; which didn’t really help. Now I could describe this as abstract architectural photography but Continue reading “Themes: Geometry”→
The other Saturday I completed my chores in good time and as ‘S’ was away for a few days I decided I had earned a few hours to take myself to Downtown LA for a photo walk.
I do like shooting DTLA as there is plenty of interesting buildings and people about to keep me occupied. Typically I would always take my Pen-F digital as well as a film camera (just in case) but for this day I decided to go 100% film. I did still take two cameras the Voigtländer Vitomatic II and the Bessa RF, the latter as it only had a couple of frames remaining which I wanted to finish off.
The Vitomatic was loaded with Fomapan Classic 100; I have a few rolls of this and trying to see if I like it.
It was a lovely sunny say and I centered myself in the area around the Bradbury building; famous for many films including Bladerunner.
We stepped into this glorious old shopping mall yesterday which was devoid of any stores apart from TJMax (same as TKMax if you are from the UK) and a fruit n veg cart. It’s a shame that this has become just a walkway between the carpark and another mall, hopefully they will be able to turn it around; it did look like some work was in progress.
As I mentioned here I stopped by this building earlier this week to get a few pictures as I find it an interesting building. I’ve always been interested in churches as architectural subjects as they often differ from the norm. Here in California particularly they often stand out from their surrounding neighbours as they are commonly in commercial or industrial areas where boring cubes dominate.
I was lucky enough to get there as the sun was getting lower in the sky which gave me some nice light and shadows.
Hi I'm Martin Smith, a amateur photographer that likes to shoot solely film. I use black & white with the odd colour image thrown in and mainly use a Leica M4-2 with Summicron 35mm and 50mm lenses. I tend to shoot anything I like, objects, scenes, landscape or street life.