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The Perfect Format

A collection of photos that I've taken on various formats of film. All photos unless noted otherwise were take by me, Jimmy Johnston.

What do you do when the table isn’t big enough for everyone to eat at? Grab a surfboard or two!
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

What do you do when the table isn’t big enough for everyone to eat at? Grab a surfboard or two!

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Bobby and Anna took me to Venice Beach to see all the weirdos on my first trip out to California. They warned me “don’t talk to anyone trying to sell you something or wanting you to listen to music. They’ll follow you. All. Day. Long.”
These two guys singled me out, “Hey look at this guy with the TMZ camera”, I guess to someone who doesn’t know what a Mamiya RB67 is, it may look like a “TMZ camera”, whatever that is. Of course, they tried to get me to listen, they were persistent, but I told them I wouldn’t have time to enjoy, but “hey, can I take your photo instead?”
They felt that was a fair trade.
Not the finest portrait I’ve ever taken, but I like how it all went down. And yes, there was a light leak in my film back.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Bobby and Anna took me to Venice Beach to see all the weirdos on my first trip out to California. They warned me “don’t talk to anyone trying to sell you something or wanting you to listen to music. They’ll follow you. All. Day. Long.”

These two guys singled me out, “Hey look at this guy with the TMZ camera”, I guess to someone who doesn’t know what a Mamiya RB67 is, it may look like a “TMZ camera”, whatever that is. Of course, they tried to get me to listen, they were persistent, but I told them I wouldn’t have time to enjoy, but “hey, can I take your photo instead?”

They felt that was a fair trade.

Not the finest portrait I’ve ever taken, but I like how it all went down. And yes, there was a light leak in my film back.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

I took this photo of Mindy on her 1981 Bajaj about a year ago. This was also the first color negative film that I developed myself at home, mixed results, had color casts on it, but I was happy.
Photo Jimmy Johnston

I took this photo of Mindy on her 1981 Bajaj about a year ago. This was also the first color negative film that I developed myself at home, mixed results, had color casts on it, but I was happy.

Photo Jimmy Johnston

Arabia Mountain
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Arabia Mountain

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

The state fair a few years ago. My digital camera broke and I was forced to shoot film for a month while it was being repaired … bummer, right?! It’s crazy the drastic drop in image quality you get when you use a Holga instead of your Mamiya.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

The state fair a few years ago. My digital camera broke and I was forced to shoot film for a month while it was being repaired … bummer, right?! It’s crazy the drastic drop in image quality you get when you use a Holga instead of your Mamiya.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Tagged with:  #Film  #Holga  #Kodak  #Portra 160NC  #Carnival
A pretty old one. Carla at the greenhouse ruins in Oakland Cemetery.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

A pretty old one. Carla at the greenhouse ruins in Oakland Cemetery.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

My friend Bobby shot this one of Shawn Hanna.
Photo: Bobby DoRight

My friend Bobby shot this one of Shawn Hanna.

Photo: Bobby DoRight

A wonderful accident.
Somehow the filmback overlapped three frames. At first I was disappointed because I wanted the one of the car to turn out. Then I saw the beauty in the accident. You just can’t plan for things like that. I scanned the film in a negative carrier from a Beseler Enlarger that had been filed out giving those lovely rough edges.
Hasselblad 500C on Tmax 400.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

A wonderful accident.

Somehow the filmback overlapped three frames. At first I was disappointed because I wanted the one of the car to turn out. Then I saw the beauty in the accident. You just can’t plan for things like that. I scanned the film in a negative carrier from a Beseler Enlarger that had been filed out giving those lovely rough edges.

Hasselblad 500C on Tmax 400.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Don’t take digital photos of people holding film cameras. Take film photos of people holding digital cameras. It’s much more ironic. Hasselblad 500C on Kodak Tmax 400. Holding a Canon 5D.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston

Don’t take digital photos of people holding film cameras. Take film photos of people holding digital cameras. It’s much more ironic. Hasselblad 500C on Kodak Tmax 400. Holding a Canon 5D.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston

She’s so perfect.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston.

She’s so perfect.

Photo: Jimmy Johnston.

Tagged with:  #Mamiya  #RB67  #Film  #Photography  #Kodak  #Portra 800  #Girl  #River