Rachel + Yitzie // Los Angeles, CA

I have typers bock. It's a rare yet harsh malady where although one may have much to say, or even write, those tiny muscles in fingers refuse to translate the impulses sent by the brain into action. Instead somehow I end up in front of the fridge, wondering how long I've been there for.

So I grab a beer (or, if there isn't one in the fridge, I storm away fuming), head back to my computer and type with my toes. Yes, this blog was typed with my toes.

I also used seven cameras for this wedding. Seven. Why? That is a very, very good question. My back and shoulders would like to know the same.

Rachel and her family were part of our community since, well, I can't remember when we didn't know each other. It's amazing to see people grow up into truly unique and special people. Yitzi was always grown up. He may have been a child once but we only met a few months before the wedding, so I have no proof. I do know that he is über smart, witty, and kind. Not a bad combo. There's a lot to tell about this beautiful wedding, with beautiful friends, and beautiful families, but I'll let the photos tell the story.


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Holga Fun

This past Sunday I had a booth at the Israel Expo in Irvine, this big annual bash celebrating all things Israeli. It's been going on forever (I remember, as a kid, manning the hamburger booth my synagogue used to have there). Recently they've added a "Simcha" section, where all type of event vendors can strut their stuff and people could check out their options.

There were around ten other photographers there, and thanks to my wife we had a really unique booth. Cool people were met, people with good taste were wowed, people with bad taste walked on, brochures were given out (I'll post them soon), and good times were had by most.

I shot a few polaroids (which I gave away) and some more with my new fancy Holga. Which I'm pretty sure I screwed up on. You see a Holga is a dinky little medium format camera with a fixed lens, one shutter speed, two apertures, and approximate focussing. You also have a choice of square or rectangle photos. And while I thought I was shooting square, it turns out that the whole time it was on the rectangular setting. So not only were my compositions all off, I also lost 4 photos per roll. And that is plain evil. Focussing is approximate, and for the most part I either missed focus or forgot to focus entirely (I'll get used to it).

One sun roasted polaroid of our booth coming right up. (I'll have the Holga shots developed in a few weeks or so.). It looked a lot better in real life :)


Here a some from my first few rolls with the Holga. Yeah, pretend those are square. And in focus.

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