Film Shots: Justin Furness' Chevrolet Corvair

I first spotted Justin's Corvair a couple of years ago at the gas station down from Mercer, and honestly, just loved it. It exuded style, especially when compared to the transportation appliances that fill modern roads. I didn't have a chance to meet Justin until a few weeks ago when I happened to spot him getting out of the car along Tattnall Park when I was out on a bike ride. I introduced myself, gave him a card, and offered a shoot.

For this shoot with the Corvair, I wanted to keep the aesthetic rough. The car is unrestored, and seeing as Justin was smack dab in finals, he didn't have time for a detail. I decided to use Fuji Superia 400, a grainy, consumer-grade film that would flow with the lo-fi vibes of the car. These rolls were shot with my Nikon F100, and processed by The FIND Lab out of Utah.

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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance | 2016

2016 marked my 11th consecutive trip down to the Concours d'Elegance that's held each year in Amelia Island. My dad and I actually stumbled onto the event in 2004 on a family trip in Amelia, and I've returned each year since. I've always brought my camera, so one of the coolest unexpected benefits is being able to look back at my work each year, and see my progress in photography over the past 10 years. The setting is nearly always the same, slightly overcast, mid-day, so variations in my composition, editing, etc are super easy to identify and compare. For the past two years, I've used film. I believe that capturing vintage cars on film is magical. Many of us fell in love with cars on posters, magazines, and books of the eighties and nineties, so it recalls not only the nostalgia of the subject, but the medium as well. The following shots were done with my Nikon F3HP, a Nikkor 35-70 2.8, and a single roll of Kodak Ektar 100. The film was developed and scanned by The Indie Film Lab.

Introducing the Nikon F3

When I turned 30 a couple weeks ago, Aimee surprised with me a Nikon F3 HP film camera. Introduced in 1980, the F3 served as Nikon's pro-camera until 1988. The camera was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who also penned classic 80s vehicles such as the Lotus Espirit and Delorean DMC-12. I've been in love with this camera since I began to seriously explore film, and I'm extremely proud to now be an owner. This particular set of snapshots isn't necessarily tied to any theme, serving more as a test roll for the camera. I did, however, want to share them because I'm simply amazed by the camera. This roll was shot with my Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF-D, which has long been my favorite lens. The analog bokeh produced by this setup has blown me away. I can't wait for the next roll. 

Nikon F3 | Nikkor 50mm 1.4 AF-D | Portra 800