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Ricoh GR: Storytelling at its best

Posted on June 17, 2013

Ok, I’m going to be the one to say it. The new aps-c Ricoh GR is NOT only a street photography camera folks. This new camera can do it all. Documentary, portrait & candids, abstract, and yes, the infamous street photography, it can do it all, so please folks open your imagination and step out of the box. I just hate encasing this little jewel as a one type of genre camera. This is flat out silly. I respect everyone’s perspective but saying that this camera is one type of camera is simply not true. As time permits, I’ll be doing some more extensive strobist work with the GR (pocket wizards are very top heavy, I have another solution coming soon) to show you…

True Grain rekindles the glory of film

Posted on June 15, 2013

When I processed film  back in circa ’94 printing some those frames was almost like a magical experience. These days now in digital getting the correct film grain has been kind of a hit and miss with certain applications. As usual some work better than others, but in my opinion True Grain is in a class of its own.  At the suggestion of one my readers I downloaded “True Grain” from Grubbasoftware and I couldn’t be happier. Keep in mind that True Grain’s “raison d’etre” is as they mention on their own site to: accurately recapture the aesthetics of particular film stocks—including “lost” films—while retaining an all-digital workflow. The attention to detail of this application is simply outstanding ― a full review is forthcoming in the…

Ricoh GR: Tribute to Daido Moriyama

Posted on June 14, 2013

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Daido Moriyama once said “when I go out into the city I have no plan. I walk down one street, and when I am drawn to turn the corner into another, I do. Really I am like a dog. I decide where to go by the smell of things, and when I am tired, I stop.” Talk about simplifying things, it’s really that simple – trust your instincts, simplify your gear, and enjoy your photography.

 


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Ricoh GR: Candid Photography

Posted on June 12, 2013

One of the pleasures of photography is using a tool and knowing it will respond the way you want to, when you need it to. My friends, that the Ricoh GR ― a dependable photographic tool always by your side. Here’s my beautiful Isabel with her gorgeous pose.

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Ricoh GR Candid Photography

Soy Cubano, Soy Popular

Posted on June 4, 2013

Have you ever had a camera that screams at you “I can do it all!.” Well, I believe the Ricoh GR is one of them. I can do portraits, I can document inconspicuously, I can do street photography, what else do I want. Well, I have an idea, in my perfect world, I’d love a 85mm version of the Ricoh GR so I can do strict portraiture but I can’t have it all, though you have to admit, it would be nice. In the meantime, I have a perfectly capable Nikon dslr with a 50mm 1.8G that’s outstanding but I’m open to suggestions. Perhaps moving that part of my kit over to the Pentax-Ricoh side of things if they have something comparable in IQ…

Little Havana nice to see you again

Posted on June 3, 2013

Documentary photography is one of my favorite photography genres. Masters like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Sebastio Salgado have always been an inspiration. In 1994 I began my journey in this craft. The scent of fixer, D76, and Ilford paper were a constant reminder of those days. Developing and printing(reprinting) until the sun came out happened way to many to times enumerate, but what’s certain is that all those experiences have left an indelible mark and more importantly now, all that has been ported over to my digital world. Here’s a photoessay from a few weeks ago as I embark on new journeys with the Ricoh GR as my primary documentary tool these days. All photographs by Jorge Ledesma ― Ricoh GR…