After living in the digital world of images for a long time, I figured it was about time to let film do the talking. Recently my brother-in-law offered to lend me his 35mm film camera. He brought it over and I let it sit on my desk for a few weeks. It looked old and out of place next to my slick flat panel monitor. Where does one even buy film anymore? Turns out Amazon has got us amateurs covered. I kept it on the cheap side, 4 rolls for $10.99 (Fujifilm 1014258 Superia X-TRA 400 35mm Film). Once the film arrived, I actually had to go on YouTube to learn how to load a film camera. It doesn’t get more beginner than that. The camera had a very easy learning curve and despite never having shot film before, I have been looking through lenses for the past fifteen years so thing became clear fast. Once I got the hang of it, I took it for a walk around Hollywood. Here’s what came out of the camera:
Taft Building in 35mm
Hollywood Dumpster (Hip)
Knickerbocker Through A Tree
Charlie Chaplin From Below
Building and Sky
Unlike most of the images I have shot thus far with my DSLR, these are unaltered, unedited and un-cropped. I took the 4 rolls to a lab down the street (this place), paid $56 and hoped for the best.
Continue reading A Walk Around Hollywood (35mm)
‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to share some Christmas lights photography!
Continue reading Christmas Lights Photography
The food, the people, the places, there is a lot to love about Japan and during our recent trip we experienced as much of it as we could.
Continue reading Around Japan
The often overexposed and digitally manipulated photography of Matias Masucci.
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Continue reading Amongst Giants
Photography by Matias Masucci and Briann Baker.
These were taken in the late summer of 2014. It was our first trip where photography played a prominent role.
This trip was inspired in part by my growing acquaintance with the thoughts and ideas of John Muir.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
On set photography of the making of Chapter Three: Needs & Wants. Shot by Linda Masucci on her first photographic assignment for Independent Society.
I recently worked alongside Italian director Simo Manfredi in what turned out to be a wonderful acting experience. Her short film Last Minute (Fino All’Ultimo Minuto) is set to premiere at festivals around the world in the fall. Here are some photos taken during production.