Maui Hawaii


The first week of December my wife and I were lucky enough to be able to spend a week in Maui. I had talked to my good friend who had been to Maui many times and he gave us his favorite things to do which were to visit Haleakala at 10,000 feet for sunrise, drive the road to Hana and drive the shoreline from Lahaina to Waihee-Waiehu.  I would give the exact same advise to anyone visiting for the first time along with upgrading to a 4 door Jeep for your car rental.

Just before the trip I stumbled upon a blog from a photographer born and raised in Europe and living in the United states, Johnny Patience.  Johnny is a film photographer and is an open book and shares his knowledge with those who want to soak it in.

The two specific posts were Metering for Film and   The Zone System is Dead  I also like the technical  aspects of shooting film.   I absolutely love the tones and textures that he produces and was inspired to use his techniques on this trip.   I am very happy with the results and it has given me a strong foundation to build a look that is my own.

If you enjoy learning more about film photography or just looking at beautiful photography do yourself a favor and spend an afternoon on his site.

All these images were shot on the Hasselblad 501CM with either a 50MM or 80MM and a Leica M6 with Voigtländer 35mm 1.4.   The first two images were shot on Kodak Ektar 100 @ box speed and the rest were Kodak Portra 400 shot metered using the Johnny's technique.   Developed and Scanned at Richard Photo Lab