Nisei Week Grand Parade, From the Analog point of View.

 

     Film photography, many may think is completely gone, but truth be told is that there are a great amount of film shutters out there.
Film is ultimately higher in resolution than digital when it comes to texture and prints, film can't be beat... at least not yet, but with the progress of technology the digital era will soon get there.
 
Film is a first generation image, a direct representation of light entering the camera and an unprocessed RAW image with the ability of maintaining details within highlights and shadows and much more forgiving when over-exposing a photograph. 
Member of "Kotobuki No Kai" Dance School.

 

     Some photographers believe that film is a more “authentic” form of photography (Myself included). However, the same line of thinking was prominent in the very early days of photography when painters complained that photography was lacking in creativity.
 
     So I thought, why don't I try to photograph an amazing event shutting film? These little blog isn't about what's best, "Film or Digital".  It's about presenting to you the cultural event that it's been happening for the last 74 years in the city of Los Angeles, CA.   Little Tokyo more precisely! and "Nisei Week Grand Parade" the subject... This passed August 11th, 2014 The whole event was shat using film, why? you may ask, I just wanted to do it differently this year, I wanted to dedicate myself to appreciate the event one photo at a time... So here it is.
 
     The day started by assisting to a tea ceremony, where a dear friend was performing (Her name is Miwa, well known within the community)... Now if you ask me, I love tea dearly and we even had the opportunity to have tea and Moachi towards the end of the presentation, here are the photos of the tea ceremony.
     The entire presentation was shat using:
Canon Camera A-1
Lens Vivitar 135mm f2.8
Canon Lens 50mm f1.8
Film B&W Kodak Plus-X 125 (Film already discontinued by Kodak, and stocks are very limited).
Japanese Writing
Tea Ceremony Stage
Japanese Writing
Japanese Writing
Japanese Writing
Tea Ceremony Stage
Tea Ceremony Stage
 
     More to come...