Exploring Portland’s Nob Hill District, 21st & 23rd Ave Neighborhood

Posted in Photography, Portraiture, Travel by daybf on March 17, 2011

Our hotel was closest to Portland’s Nob Hill district in northwest Portland. I spent one early afternoon walking up and down 23rd and 21st avenue taking photos and browsing some shops.


Went to a cool coffee shop called Coffee Time on 21st avenue. Awesome rock & roll painted outdoor tables:
I photographed the barista (left), and a man from San Francisco (right) sitting near a table lamp. We had a quick conversation about photography (since I had my camera around my neck) and then I asked him to pose, and he went right into deep stare mode.
Silly self-portrait in the graffiti-filled Coffee Time bathroom.

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Holga: roll 3, part 1

Posted in Film, Holga, Music, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on January 11, 2011

My good friend Yelena, who is a fellow Cal Poly Art & Design grad, came to Santa Cruz for an Expendables show at the Catalyst and then stayed for the day on that Saturday. The day was open-ended and accidentally turned into quite the hipster date. First we browsed MetaVinyl and discussed our purchases at The Caffe Pergolesi over Santa Cruz Ale Works hefeweizen. So, naturally, I brought my Holga along to document the outing, which ended with watching the sunset on the cliffs overlooking Seabright beach.

In case it isn’t obvious from the photos, Yelena is an extremely talented designer and all-around artist. Definitely check out her design portfolio and blog.

Lesson: Holga + sunset = not much.
Notice my sad attempt at bulb mode on the far right-better exposure, but I moved :/

Sporadically shooting with my Holga makes me feel like a novice photographer again.

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