talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

visitacion to mission

Published 4 Oct 2016 – Updated 29 Jul 2017

san francisco

I walked from Visitacion Valley through the Excelsior, into Noe Valley, through the Mission into the Castro and finally ended in the Lower Haight. My fitbit recorded 37,000 steps and 125 floors on this day.

I shot these photos using a Leica M3 and either the 50mm f/2 Summicron (mostly) or the 90mm f/2 Summicron (barely) using these films: Kodak Portra 800, two rolls of Fujifilm Velva 100F, Fujifilm Velvia (an old roll from back before it was "Velvia 50"), and finally, an old roll (expired 1979) of Kodak Ektachrome 50T.

When I got to the Haight, I stopped by Glass Key Photo and bought another $65 of expired film; it's the circle of life.

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".