go photoblog
Senate Sewing Machine ExportMay 17, 2004
beautiful_machines_ii.jpg

Here is another shot taken at Senate Sewing Machine Export and a little Flash slideshow.
Posted by Go at 08:39 PM | Comments (1)
Photo Friday: PartsMay 16, 2004
singer.jpg

Senate Sewing Machine Export was just a few buildings away from my office on 25th Street. Many times, I looked through the dirty windows and imagined the old sewing machines were sharing their life stories when they were young, just like old ladies in a nursing home.

It was a cold, sleepy afternoon, early in March. I was walking to a deli around the corner for a cup of coffee when I saw a couple dozens of sewing machines lined up on the sidewalk. I snapped a few shots with my T4. Having some twenty exposures left, I decided to stick my head inside the shop and ask if I could take some pictures. The men smiled and welcomed me in.

Izzy, who brought in an old sewing machine for Soto to repair, gave me a quick tour around the place like it was her own. I followed her around, finished the roll while she explained how amazing each of the machines was. They were old, beautiful and probably had many stories to tell. I wished I had my SLR and a couple more rolls of film with me. Next time, I thought.

A few days later, they were gone.

Here is a larger image of the Singer Double-Stitch machine. I'll post a few more images from this roll soon.

Posted by Go at 08:18 PM | Comments (2)
X-Processed: FlowersMay 15, 2004
x_purple_flowers.jpg

I took this short while walking pass a seminary on 20th street. It would probably come out quite nice with straight E-6 process too.
Posted by Go at 09:31 PM | Comments (0)
X-Processed: FlatironMay 14, 2004
x_flatiron.jpg

After all these years, walking pass the Flatiron Building almost everyday, I still think it is a very interesting building.
Posted by Go at 09:44 PM | Comments (0)
X-Processed: CSFBMay 13, 2004
x_csfb.jpg

Considered an Art Deco masterwork, this is one of the beautiful corner arcades of the Credit Suisse/First Boston Building, built as Met Life North Building in 1929. This shot was taken at the corner of Madison Avenue and 24th Street.
Posted by Go at 08:59 PM | Comments (0)
X-Processed: More WineMay 12, 2004
x_morewine.jpg

April Showers Means Drink More Wine, the sign said. I walk by Mr. Wright, wine and liquor store on 3rd Avenue, on the way home every night. He always catches my eyes. I have a few more shots of this guy somewhere in the pile as regular E-6 processed slides. Though, I like the color on this one better.
Posted by Go at 07:59 PM | Comments (0)
X-Processed: ManexMay 11, 2004
x_manex.jpg

This shot on my first cross-processed roll came out more like what I expected, greenish. I took this shot while waiting for my lunch at Johnny's, right next to this shop on 25th street. They manufacture display forms and mannequins.
Posted by Go at 10:36 PM | Comments (0)
X-Processed: Window DisplayMay 10, 2004
x_window.jpg

I just got my first x-processed roll back from the lab today. I decided to try out fredrik's favorite combination, Kodak Elite Chrome cross-processed to C-41. This was scanned from the negative.
Posted by Go at 07:18 PM | Comments (2)
Upper Level ParkingMay 09, 2004
lonelybike.jpg

Posted by Go at 09:04 PM | Comments (0)
Spring RainMay 07, 2004
springrain.jpg

Most people probably wouldn't mind having nice and sunny weather every single day. I have to say, I really enjoy having a gray and rainy day from time to time. It made me calmer and able to think thoroughly. Beside, walking in the rain, sharing an umbrella with a love one is quite romantic.
Posted by Go at 10:40 PM | Comments (0)
One Brave SquirrelMay 06, 2004
squirrel.jpg

I saw this little squirrel at Madison Square Park on my way to work. I was surprised that I was able to get that close with the 35mm lens on my T4. It didn't move an inch.
Posted by Go at 10:43 PM | Comments (1)
Terminal 7 OverpassMay 05, 2004
jfk_overpass.jpg

I had never really liked the greenish cast from fluorescence lights but for this shot, it seemed to be a compliment. This was taken while I was crossing over to terminal 7 at the JFK airport from the Air Train.
Posted by Go at 10:59 PM | Comments (0)
JFK Air TrainMay 04, 2004
airtrain.jpg

Walking around with a camera, taking pictures of everyday things probably made me look like a tourist to many New Yorkers. Though, I've gotten used to it. But, it was funny when many tourists on the Air Train gave me that "what was so interesting about that?" looks.
Posted by Go at 09:00 PM | Comments (0)
Air Train LobbyMay 03, 2004
airtrain_lobby.jpg

Finally, I had a chance to take the Air Train to JFK airport for the first time. I took this shot at the Air Train lobby in Queens on the way to pickup my girlfriend, a couple weeks ago.

I had thought about playing around with multiple exposures but never gotten around to it. I shot the first two frames of this roll in the EOS-3 the day before. That morning, I didnít feel like lugging along the SLR, so I took it out and put it in the T4 instead. The result was quite interesting. I will have to try the entire roll next time.

Posted by Go at 07:39 PM | Comments (3)
Baskets of FishApril 28, 2004
baskets_of_fish.jpg

There wasn't any plastic wrapped foam tray to be seen, just good old baskets.
Posted by Go at 10:34 PM | Comments (0)
Dragon Fruits
fruite_a.jpg

I saw these interesting looking fruits at Choke Chai 4 market, dragon fruits, a friend said.
Posted by Go at 10:31 PM | Comments (1)
National Museum: Phra BuddhasihingApril 24, 2004
phrabuddhasihing.jpg

Before we left the National Museum, we visited the beautiful Buddhaisawan hall, housing Phra Buddasihing, a golden Buddha statue. The amazing mural is supposedly the oldest mural in Bangkok.
Posted by Go at 09:06 PM | Comments (0)
National Museum: Garuda
garuda.jpg

Garuda, half-man and half-bird, is one of the well known mythological creatures. This is part of a royal funeral chariot on display at the National Museum, Bangkok.
Posted by Go at 09:05 PM | Comments (0)
Hau Lamphong IVApril 23, 2004
hualamphong_iv.jpg

I only took a few shots in color while we were at Hau Lamphong as everything seemed to look better in B&W. Though, the yellow train caught my eyes.
Posted by Go at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)
Homage to the King IIApril 22, 2004
rama_v.jpg

It was almost 9pm when my girlfriend told me we were going to visit King Chulalongkorn statue after a dinner with friends in Chinatown. Do people go at this hour? I asked.

We arrived just about midnight after a nice dinner and a quick stop for some flowers at Pak Klong Talad. To my surprise, there were so many people with flowers, candles and joss sticks paying homage to their beloved, long deceased King Chulalongkorn.

Posted by Go at 05:25 PM | Comments (0)
Homage to the King I
rama_v_homage.jpg

Joss sticks in one hand, a candle in another, this little girl knew what she was doing.
Posted by Go at 05:21 PM | Comments (0)
Pak Klong Talad IIIApril 21, 2004
flowermarket_iv.jpg

Before our visit to King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) Statue, we made a quick stop at Pak Klong Talad, a wholesale flower market in Bangkok. We bought some candles, joss sticks and a huge bunch of flowers.

The market opens around 9pm and closes before dawn. This is where retail flower shops get their flowers.

Posted by Go at 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
Pak Klong Talad II
flowermarket_ii.jpg

I did not see the woman on the right when I took this shot at the flower market. Maybe, she had that t-shirt on just for some stranger with a camera in his hand.
Posted by Go at 06:01 PM | Comments (0)
Pak Klong Talad I
flowermarket_i.jpg

Here is another shot taken at the flower market.
Posted by Go at 05:58 PM | Comments (0)
Jatujak Market: Basket PlantsApril 16, 2004
basketplants.jpg

I took this shot at the same place as the pink orchids in the previous entry. These little plants in hanging baskets were so cute and the owner did not mind I was taking my time framing the shot. I bought three of them for my girlfriend's mom.
Posted by Go at 10:46 PM | Comments (2)
Jatujak Market: Pink Orchids
pink_orchids.jpg

I saw these lovely pink orchids on our way out of the market. I wish I had the macro lens with me. On the other hand, switching films and lenses in the crowded market while carrying bags full of stuff, would not have been fun. I tried to get as close as I could with the Yashica T4 Super.
Posted by Go at 10:30 PM | Comments (0)
Jatujak Market: Ice Cold Drinks
cold_drinks.jpg

I could find a stand selling cold drinks at almost every turn in the market. That was one thing I didn't think they could have too many of. Walking around in that kind of heat, I had about three bottles of ice tea in a couple hours we were there.
Posted by Go at 10:12 PM | Comments (0)
Jatujak Market: Noise MakersApril 12, 2004
noisemakers.jpg

I was trying to frame this shot and counting the number of frog I should adopt when my girlfriend called me over to help her pick summer clothing a couple shops down. A few turns and three shopping bags later, I realized I could not find my way back to that little shop. I came back with only a picture. Tomo, I hope you enjoy this one.
Posted by Go at 10:35 PM | Comments (2)
Late Night Tuk Tuk RideApril 10, 2004
tuktuk.jpg

After late dinner in Bangkok's Chinatown, my girlfriend suggested taking a tuk tuk to Siam Square to catch a train back home. Had not been on one for quite a long time, I was more than happy to hop on.
Posted by Go at 10:33 PM | Comments (0)
Street Food: KaoladApril 09, 2004
kaolad.jpg

We saw at least a dozen of venders selling roasted chestnut in Bangkokís Chinatown that night. Some of them even had their stalls setup right next to one another only to yell at their competitors and brag about how much better their chestnut was. Why couldnít they setup their stalls a bit farther apart? I simply didnít get it.
Posted by Go at 09:30 PM | Comments (0)
Street Food: PatongkoApril 08, 2004
patongko.jpg

One thing I miss most about Thailand is street food. This is my most favorite breakfast, a crispy cruller. A couple of these and a cup of coffee cost about a quarter, yummy!

I'll be posting many more of the images taken during my two-week trip to Thailand.

Posted by Go at 09:51 PM | Comments (2)
Street Food: Somtam
somtam.jpg

This is a street food vender selling papaya salad and grilled chicken, usually served with sticky rice.
Posted by Go at 09:36 PM | Comments (0)
Street Food: Mooping
mooping.jpg

This is a street vender selling pork on skewers, usually served with sticky rice.
Posted by Go at 09:32 PM | Comments (0)
Street Food: Kuychai
kuychai.jpg

This is another one of my favorite Thai's street food, Kuychai. I'm not really sure how to describe it. It has a sticky flour shell with various fillings to choose from. My favorites fillings are chive and bamboo shoot. It's fried until golden brown and crispy.
Posted by Go at 09:29 PM | Comments (0)
Photo Friday: MorningMarch 24, 2004
johnny.jpg

Beside great breakfast and lunch at Johnny's, Johnny himself is always a great fun to chat with.
Posted by Go at 09:22 PM | Comments (2)
Lehman BrothersMarch 19, 2004
lehman.jpg

Every time I walked by this building in Times Square, at least, one person was taking its picture. I didnít see any shutterbug last Friday, just thought I would fill in.
Posted by Go at 12:05 AM | Comments (0)
W. SpencerMarch 16, 2004
w_spencer_i.jpg

Your voice made the night sweeter. You made it worthwhile, being here waiting for the subway at this hour. Thanks you!
Posted by Go at 01:06 AM | Comments (1)
Photo Friday: CleanMarch 15, 2004
sink.jpg

Posted by Go at 09:52 PM | Comments (3)
Five Buck MinisMarch 13, 2004
minis.jpg

This is the last image I'm posting from the first roll on the dug up Yashica T4 Super. I will post more B&W images from Carl Schurz Park taken last weekend tomorrow.
Posted by Go at 01:03 AM | Comments (1)
Heading Home IV
newyorklife.jpg

I'm posting three more images I took on the way home on the T4. This is New York Life building taken from 25th Street and Broadway.
Posted by Go at 01:02 AM | Comments (1)
Heading Home III
metlife_ii.jpg

I'm posting three more images I took on the way home on the T4. This is Met Life building taken from Madison Square Park.
Posted by Go at 01:02 AM | Comments (0)
Heading Home II
metlife_i.jpg

I'm posting three more images I took on the way home on the T4. This is Met Life building taken from 25th Street and Broadway.
Posted by Go at 01:01 AM | Comments (0)
Heading Home IMarch 12, 2004
empirestate_iii.jpg

I'd been thinking about getting a good compact sized camera for my trip at the end of the month. Over the weekend, I exchanged a couple of e-mails with e.ku. When asked about the cameras he used, he sent me a link to his SEAEK series, photographs taken when he traveled through South East Asia with Lomo LC-A and Olympus Stylus Epic. His images are just simply beautiful.

Big thanks to e.ku! I decided to dig up my Yashica T4 Super, a point and shoot camera, and give it another try. I bought the T4 years ago after reading a few reviews about how great it was. I only put a few rolls of film through it because I had such a hard time framing with a small viewfinder. Yes, it was easy to just blame a camera.

I dropped in a roll Provia into the T4 and put it in my pocket Monday morning. For a few days, I took random shots on the way to work and back. When I got the film back from the lab today, it was a great surprise. The slides came out much better than I expected. Well, you be the judge.

Iíll continue to post more images from Carl Schurz Park shot over the weekend in the next couple days. For now, Iím just a bit too excited about rediscovering the T4.

Posted by Go at 12:03 AM | Comments (0)
Coffee Break
mannequins.jpg

This window is just across my office building, taken with Yashica T4 Super on my way to get some coffee.
Posted by Go at 12:02 AM | Comments (0)
Heading to work II
empirestate_ii.jpg

I shot this walking through Madison Square Park on the way to work with Yashica T4 Super.
Posted by Go at 12:02 AM | Comments (1)
Heading to work I
empirestate_i.jpg

Here is another image of Empire State Building shot with Yashica T4 Super.
Posted by Go at 12:01 AM | Comments (0)
creative commons license