Half-frame advance on a Lomo LC-Wide camera

The LC-Wide is a wide angle version of Lomography’s famous LC-A+ camera. I love it’s wide angle lens, but my favorite feature of the LC-Wide is it’s half-frame advance. This feature is usually intended to be used with a plastic template that helps keep images from bleeding onto each other, but if you leave that template out and use the half-frame advance, you’ll get surreal montages of images bleeding into each other.

It’s best to only do 3 images at a time, or else you’ll get a really wide and short image… like this:

Half frame double exposures

Here are some other examples the half-frame images bleeding into each other. Keep in mind, these are all shot in camera, with no editing afterwards.

wide climbing

Waterfront Dusk



American Analog #2 is now available!


I launched my first Kickstarter project about a year ago and it’s given me an excuse to really focus on my black and white street work since then. Today I’m proud to announce that the second issue of my American Analog zine is available online! To create this issue I set a goal of traveling to NYC and spending 3 solid days walking EVERYWHERE and capturing whatever I could. It was much more stressful than doing a “best of SF” type book, like my first issue, but the end result turned out great!

If you’d like to pick up American Analog #2 (or save money and buy both issues) you can find them on my webshop or Etsy (for international buyers).


American Analog: Larry, The Pigeon Guy

Larry the Pigeon Guy

I spent 3 days in New York gathering material for the next issue of my American Analog photo zine. 3 solid days, walking 6 hours a day, all over NYC. I tried my best to avoid the tourist spots, and instead focus on “the real New York”, but in retrospect I think I can see quite a few similarities between NYC’s Washington Square Park and SF’s 6th and Market, where most of my first book was shot.

Take for instance Larry, the “Pigeon Man” of Washington Square Park. I met Larry as I was heading to my teaching gig at Adorama. When I saw him, I put my camera up and just sat and talk with him for a while. After a while, I asked for permission to shot, and took most of these photos without using the viewfinder, so Larry and I could keep chatting. I like the end results and can even imagine using one of these photos as my next AA cover.