hey thanks. yeah i somehow got really lucky with his face rotating like that but his body staying in place.
I really dislike the sort of constant photo-taking/addiction to facebook/all that classic stuff, but it's weird since I've started doing more photography this past year. It's very different than obviously phone/digital pocket cam stuff which is what people are doing when they're doing stuff all the time, but I still feel sort of hypocritical for criticizing people for doing that stuff but then doing this sort of photography myself - or for instance I dislike people holding their phones up at shows all the time sooo much, and yet, I've started taking a few photos at every show w/ the fm... i get really excited to get the contact sheet/prints back, etc. feel like I am using a double standard and like maybe there's something wrong with that.
I guess my way out of it would be to say - I don't think I am doing what I am doing to be posting it all the time and living in this socio-virtual world... I hate the sort of weird constant exhibitionism that facebook has instilled in my generation... and yet here I am posting? whatever.
I've just started experimenting with pushing/pulling film. This was shot on 800 pushed two stops to 3200 (and then scanned). I don't know for whatever reason that sort of grain is just always really appealing to me... I think it's my same friend as on the right in that first photo I posted in this thread, but to be honest I'm not 100% sure (don't really remember much of this night...). I like this one a pretty decent bit, but i think more because of the sense of alienation i was feeling a lot of at this event, and maybe the photo gets some of that (i always end up feeling pretty weird at these sorts of classic big hedonistic privileged la kid's parties thrown at enormous, exorbitant houses while the parents are out of town).
what do you think, can you get that vibe form it or do i only get that because i know/experienced the context? i guess i was just hoping to capture something adolescent in it. a few other shots from that night here
. the 2 stop push really is petty crazy.