talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

vallco shopping center

Published 13 Nov 2016 – Updated 4 Dec 2017


Vallco Shopping Center is a mall in the center of Silicon Valley that is at nearly zero percent occupancy. Less than a mile from the Apple Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, Vallco's future remains contentious. In the meantime, the public is free to wander around and explore the empty mall, during business hours of course.

I did so using the Xpan II with the 45mm lens and Kodak Ultramax film.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".