Framed In Negatives: Santa Cruz

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David & The Sea

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Vantage Point From Our Cliffside Spot

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Little Boy & His Dog Playing Around

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Gabe's In Our Spot By The Cliffside

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Double Exposure Experiment

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Structures and Houses — Compositions That Interested Me

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Surfers Come Out To Play

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David and Gabe

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Mithila

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Santa Cruz, California, 2017   |   Canon AE-1, Kodak Tri-X 400


Whenever I go back to that moment in Santa Cruz, I always see it in my mind's eye as this classic scene that Hollywood portrays in the movies. Shooting in B&W film give these moments the exact mood that I was going for.

I shot scenes from our trip to Santa Cruz in both monochrome and color (as you can see from my previous post). For some reason, it gave off a striking character and mood distinction to the images. By extracting the presence of color, it creates a different impact to the images despite shooting within the same day and location. That being said, it says a lot about the influence of color when it comes to photographs and its correlation to the mood created in the images.

With the monochrome film, the photos captured the feeling of nostalgia. While with the colored film, the photos captured the feeling of vibrancy of life. It's incredible to see such a distinction in feelings evoked by each set, simply by choosing to shoot with a different type of film.

To wrap up my musings on this one, you can read the rest of the story from this little getaway from my previous post here.