kina grannis, montreal film shots, fujifilm 16mm f/1.4

I just returned from my fourth Kina Grannis concert, which inevitably means I am filled with all of the emotions. It’s hard to believe how quickly time has passed. I can’t count how many times I have listened to Stairwells, or how many associated memories I have with her music in general. I listened to Stay Just a Little on repeat when one of my best friends was moving away at the end of middle school, and even made a little video to that song to record our last hangout together (at the time). The Goldfish Song reminds me of weekly drives to piano lessons in Arcadia. There are so many little memories wrapped up in each of her songs, and I feel like her concert is just one giant time capsule.

This one - History - s one of my favorites off her new album, although there are many gems in that one. My favorite thing about Kina is that she always forces me to think about living in the moment, about gratitude, about what a privilege it is to be alive.

Feeling very grateful, very lost, but very okay tonight.


Here is a quick grid from Montreal. First time shooting the Leica M2 and the 7Artisans 35mm f/2, and I'm really happy with the results. Using the camera, as expected, is much less point and shooty than I'm used to with the old Contax or the Olympus XA4, but I really enjoyed the mindfulness and I'm looking forward to shooting the next roll with it. 

And here is much more lo-fi grid from the Olympus XA4, from Colorado and various daily shots around Boston and Cambridge. I realize after shooting the Leica how distinctive the XA4 shots are. 

I'm really loving the film rhythm that I've gotten back into, but I've also been shooting more digital! I recently got a 16mm (24mm eq) on the Fujifilm, and it's been real fun to shoot with. Here are some NYC shots.