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Sep 2, 2014

It’s amazing how thin layers of fabric changes our mentality. It gives us confidence, makes us feel sexy, or implies a social status. The truth is, clothes don’t make the man. We are all naked underneath the fabric. Everything the man portrays to the world is already inside him. The hardest thing is realizing that greatness without the false security of fabric. I am aware that nudity is taboo in some regions, especially male nudes. I have been chastised by family and friends for being open to artistic expression. Since I have asked women to model nude for me, I felt it would be hypocritical of me not to be open to modeling nude myself when asked by a female photographer. The experience was definitely different on the other side of the camera. It was liberating and challenging all at the same time. I wanted to understand and experience what I was asking others to do for me. It was a learning experience that helped me to realize personal insecurities, personal boundaries, and comfort levels. Experience makes you better prepared.

Interstate sunset No 2 

Shot with Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100 at 60mph-I264 looking towards Norfolk State University football field.

#interstate #sunset #holga #holga120FN #kodaktmax100 #kodak #kodakfilm #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #blackandwhitelife #film #filmlives #filmisnotdead #filmlife #filmscan (at Norfolk State University)
Sep 2, 2014 / 2 notes

Interstate sunset No 2 

Shot with Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100 at 60mph-I264 looking towards Norfolk State University football field.

#interstate #sunset #holga #holga120FN #kodaktmax100 #kodak #kodakfilm #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #blackandwhitelife #film #filmlives #filmisnotdead #filmlife #filmscan (at Norfolk State University)

Holga sunset on the Hague, Virginia.

Shot with Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100.

#holga #holga120FN #kodaktmax100 #kodak #kodakfilm #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #blackandwhitelife #film #filmlives #filmisnotdead #filmlife #filmscan  (at The Chrysler Museum of Art)
Sep 2, 2014

Holga sunset on the Hague, Virginia.

Shot with Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100.

#holga #holga120FN #kodaktmax100 #kodak #kodakfilm #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #blackandwhitelife #film #filmlives #filmisnotdead #filmlife #filmscan (at The Chrysler Museum of Art)

But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

Sep 2, 2014 / 31,845 notes
Interstate Sunset

Shot with a Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100 at 60mph

#holga #holga120FN #120mm #120 #toycamera #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #ig_noir #igdaily #instamood #instagood #kodak #kodaktmax100 #sunset #instalove @theanalogueproject @thedarkroomlab
Sep 2, 2014

Interstate Sunset

Shot with a Holga 120FN on Kodak Tmax ISO 100 at 60mph

#holga #holga120FN #120mm #120 #toycamera #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitefilm #bandwsociety #bandwfilm #bandwphoto #ig_noir #igdaily #instamood #instagood #kodak #kodaktmax100 #sunset #instalove @theanalogueproject @thedarkroomlab

35mm shot with @misfitaly_x3 on 35th street a little after sunrise. Subconscious decision to shoot at this particular location.

#35mm #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #kodakektar100 #sunrise #beach #beachbabe #model #film #filmcamera #filmisnotdead #filmshoot #filmscan #analoguelove #analogue #buyfilmnotmegapixels #gobrokeshootfilm #filmlives #filmlife  (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)
Sep 1, 2014 / 2 notes

35mm shot with @misfitaly_x3 on 35th street a little after sunrise. Subconscious decision to shoot at this particular location.

#35mm #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #kodakektar100 #sunrise #beach #beachbabe #model #film #filmcamera #filmisnotdead #filmshoot #filmscan #analoguelove #analogue #buyfilmnotmegapixels #gobrokeshootfilm #filmlives #filmlife (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)

A New Dawn, A New Day

Sunrise in Virginia Beach at the Oceanfront near 35th street.  Shot on Fuji Provia ISO 50 slide film with Nikon FG 35mm film camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Ritzcam lens.

#sunrise #virginiabeach
#virginia #hamptonroads #virginiaisforlovers #virginiaisforphotography #vabeach #vaphotographers #beach #oceanfront #ocean #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #filmisnotdead #filmscan #filmlife #slidefilm #fujifilm #fujiproviaiso50  (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)
Aug 29, 2014 / 2 notes

A New Dawn, A New Day

Sunrise in Virginia Beach at the Oceanfront near 35th street. Shot on Fuji Provia ISO 50 slide film with Nikon FG 35mm film camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Ritzcam lens.

#sunrise #virginiabeach
#virginia #hamptonroads #virginiaisforlovers #virginiaisforphotography #vabeach #vaphotographers #beach #oceanfront #ocean #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #filmisnotdead #filmscan #filmlife #slidefilm #fujifilm #fujiproviaiso50 (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)

Sunrise on the beach. Tourists aren’t out yet. Beach is empty. Flags flying. Clear, blue sky’s.  Nikon film camera in hand, with 70-200mm lens attached. It’s weight feels good in my hands. Comfortable. I’ve been up for 24 hours now. The early morning breeze blowing in off the ocean has a heavy salty scent. It’s invigorating. Not a bad way to start the day.

#beach #virginiabeach #virginia #sunrise #flags #chairs #loungechairs #hotel #sand #blueskys #filmisnotdead #filmcamera #filmshoot #filmlife #ilovefilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #danieltrahanphoto #DanielTrahanPhotography #analoguelove #35mm #kodakektar100 #kodak #kodakfilm  (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)
Aug 28, 2014 / 3 notes

Sunrise on the beach. Tourists aren’t out yet. Beach is empty. Flags flying. Clear, blue sky’s. Nikon film camera in hand, with 70-200mm lens attached. It’s weight feels good in my hands. Comfortable. I’ve been up for 24 hours now. The early morning breeze blowing in off the ocean has a heavy salty scent. It’s invigorating. Not a bad way to start the day.

#beach #virginiabeach #virginia #sunrise #flags #chairs #loungechairs #hotel #sand #blueskys #filmisnotdead #filmcamera #filmshoot #filmlife #ilovefilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #danieltrahanphoto #DanielTrahanPhotography #analoguelove #35mm #kodakektar100 #kodak #kodakfilm (at Oceanaire Resort Hotel)

From the bar(part of my Nightlife series)

Shaka’s Bar and Grill interior in Virginia Beach shot with Kodak Portra ISO 400 pushed 2 stops(to ISO 1600).

#kodakportra400 #kodakportra #kodak #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #35mm #film #filmcamera #filmscan #filmlife #filmfeed #buyfilmnotmegapixels #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #filmisnotdead #ilovefilm #believeinfilm #virginia #virginiabeach #oceanfront
Aug 28, 2014 / 2 notes

From the bar(part of my Nightlife series)

Shaka’s Bar and Grill interior in Virginia Beach shot with Kodak Portra ISO 400 pushed 2 stops(to ISO 1600).

#kodakportra400 #kodakportra #kodak #nikonfg #nikonfilmcamera #nikon #35mm #film #filmcamera #filmscan #filmlife #filmfeed #buyfilmnotmegapixels #ishootfilm #istillshootfilm #filmisnotdead #ilovefilm #believeinfilm #virginia #virginiabeach #oceanfront

Headshot of my fur baby “Bleu”(French spelling/pronunciation of blue). She wanted to be a French model..lol. She sat that way until she heard the shutter click, then she changed her pose. Lol. She’s do pitifully cute.

#myfurbaby #furchild #furbaby #pitbulllove #pitsofig #pitbull #americanpit #americanstaffordshireterrier #cute #posing #pitiful #naturallook #naturalhair #nationaldogday #naturallight
Aug 27, 2014 / 4 notes

Headshot of my fur baby “Bleu”(French spelling/pronunciation of blue). She wanted to be a French model..lol. She sat that way until she heard the shutter click, then she changed her pose. Lol. She’s do pitifully cute.

#myfurbaby #furchild #furbaby #pitbulllove #pitsofig #pitbull #americanpit #americanstaffordshireterrier #cute #posing #pitiful #naturallook #naturalhair #nationaldogday #naturallight