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Window/Reflection Photography

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

For the most part, the 24th and 25th of December you will tend to notice that most personally own businesses close for these days. Walking downtown, I felt like I was back in that old Mervyn's commercial, peering through store windows chanting in my head.. OPEN OPEN OPEN... 

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

The walk itself proved to be a fun challenge trying to find something interesting to photograph. I finally settled on photographing objects and people through the reflections of store windows. 

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

I don't know if its just me, but I have always been fascinated with some of the old street photographers and their window photography. Given, they usually photograph people partaking in daily life, I still think I was able to pull off some really cool shots.

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

One thing I love about this roll, is that the photos themselves, have an almost role reversal going for them. Instead of people looking into stores to see what would catch their interest, it almost felt like the store objects were the ones looking. Sadly, all they were starring at were empty streets and the occasional passer by. 

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

I think for myself, the above photo is my favorite. Something about this rad dude just called to me. Maybe it was his over sized hat that made him photo worthy... who knows. One thing that I didn't like, was the fact that after I took his photo he had the nerve to ask me to pay him for the shot! As you can see, I left him empty handed! 

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

As for my second favorite, these two beauties came in pretty close to the dude above. They were all pose and no conversation, a little snobbish if you ask me... 

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD  Lens: 80mm 2.8  Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

Camera: Mamiya AFD

Lens: 80mm 2.8

Film: Expired FUJICOLOR PRO 400H

I finished the end of my window/reflection photography at a store near the end of the street. For my last shot, I decided to end with a photo of some cameras just dying to be bought. Other then that, I also photographed some objects inside one of the stores around the corner, but as always I will leave that for another post. Till then, stay cool and remember only the cool photographers shoot film!! 

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