Landscapes of the California Coast by Adam Leishman

Camera: Hasselblad 501cm, Rolleiflex 2.8E
Film: Fuji Velvia, Kodak Portra 400,  Fuji Acros 

Adam on shooting film for this series:

“Recently I was fortunate to take a trip to the California Central Coast, en route to Seattle. Living in Salt Lake City, Utah, I had first heard of Big Sur because of jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd who famously dropped out of the music scene at the height of his popularity to pursue and inner journey in the wild country of Big Sur. Having lived in the American West my entire life, beautiful landscapes have never been a rarity – but I had never seen anything like Big Sur. It truly is a special place.

While I enjoy shooting digital, I find the greatest pleasure in shooting film because of it’s historical nature, aesthetic qualities, and the tactile pleasure of handling beautifully made cameras and the film itself. I also enjoy immensely, the process of developing and scanning my own film. The level of dedication and acquisition of skill required in shooting film continues to fascinate me and inflame my imagination.”

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Soft, Medium Format Portraits In Nature By: Bobby Lee

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
Film: Kodak Portra 400

Bobby on his portrait series and what photography means to him:

“These images are part of an ongoing series of portraits in nature. I started out taking mostly landscape and nature pictures as I went out on hikes exploring and watching sunsets during college about 11 years ago. Over the last few years I also started taking more portraits in nature. The common theme in all my pictures is a certain contemplative mood and a relationship with the landscape.

My photography came out of a desire to record what I saw and felt on my walks in nature. It started during a time of a lot of introspection and soul searching, and photography was both a way to remember my thoughts and experiences, and a process that helped drive my exploration of the landscape and the world around me. Being in nature brings me a sense of perspective, grounded-ness, and calm that I could bring back into my daily life with these pictures.”

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