Downtown
Minolta SRT 101with MC Rokkor-PF 55mm f1.7 lens

Downtown

Minolta SRT 101with MC Rokkor-PF 55mm f1.7 lens

Downtown
Leica M240 with 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens

Downtown

Leica M240 with 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens

Little Tokyo
Fuji X-Pro 1 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens

Little Tokyo

Fuji X-Pro 1 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens

Koreatown
Fujifilm Instax 210

Koreatown

Fujifilm Instax 210

Koreatown, Los Angeles
Nikon FM with 28mm f2.8 lens (I think)
"I’ve never seen anybody take a picture of a camera before"

Koreatown, Los Angeles

Nikon FM with 28mm f2.8 lens (I think)

"I’ve never seen anybody take a picture of a camera before"

Pershing Square, Los Angeles
My good ‘ol M6.
Making this post to state that I’m not dead and neither is my interest in photography. After being unproductive for the past 6+ months, it’s a little nice to start shooting somewhat regularly again. Daily commutes to downtown should definitely prove to be more interesting than suburban life in the San Gabriel Valley…

Pershing Square, Los Angeles

My good ‘ol M6.

Making this post to state that I’m not dead and neither is my interest in photography. After being unproductive for the past 6+ months, it’s a little nice to start shooting somewhat regularly again. Daily commutes to downtown should definitely prove to be more interesting than suburban life in the San Gabriel Valley…

Richmond, British Columbia
Too bad I don’t own an S4.

Richmond, British Columbia

Too bad I don’t own an S4.

Bellevue Square mall. Bellevue, Washington
Various hip cameras on an equally hip bag in an equally hip store.

Bellevue Square mall. Bellevue, Washington

Various hip cameras on an equally hip bag in an equally hip store.

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Seattle
Instant photos are pretty rad.

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Seattle

Instant photos are pretty rad.

I finally had a chance to visit a (somewhat) local Bookoff the other day over at Torrance and even if they did have an “Art and Photography” section, it was slightly underwhelming. A majority of the books available focused more on the technical aspects of art and photography rather than showcases from artists themselves. I’d definitely give the edge over to the branches in Japan, especially after I managed to snag a copy of Shinya Arimoto’s “Tibet” and the Shinoyama Kishin issue of Photographica for just a bit over $10. 

I should mention that even with the decent prices I found in Tokyo, not everything offered at Bookoff is cheap. I’ve seen a couple of used Araki books that carry pretty hefty pricetags as well.