The first thing I did was find a waist-level finder. Luckily, I found one after visiting a few shops around Chungmuro. As I peered into the waist-level finder, it was as if I had entered another world. Words could not explain how I felt at that exact moment, but it seemed almost fantastical. Like an illusion, I was sent to an altered universe, paralleling my surrounding reality, but distant and intangible. Like a story that could not be understood by all, but only to those that have peered through it's mysterious glass.
Or something like that.
I never thought it would take me this long to expose 16 frames. But as they say, "slow and steady wins the race."
Thanks Keny for letting me borrow the camera! (You can check out his work here: http://haserad.com/)
Camera: Mamiya 645
Roll: Kodak Portra 400
If you've ever roamed around Chungmuro, this should be a familiar face. He actually had/has an M3 that the man himself, Henri Cartier-Bresson used back in the day. I actually contemplated selling my M6 that day. I'm glad that I didn't. Too bad this portrait came out of focus.
Some random tourists asking for directions. I hope it doesn't take me too long to get adjusted to the 645 framing.
Dang, missed the focus here too! This was along the Cheonggyecheon during the Lantern Festival.
Sometimes you just have to stand in one place and wait.
This certainly looked a lot cooler in person. I wasn't sure what I was framing here, lol.
As this is a busy intersection, I had to wait a while to make sure no cars would enter the frame. I'm glad this turned out alright. Gyeongbukgung Palace.
I think I metered this frame incorrectly. Or, the lens is not as sharp as I expected at infinity. Please advise!
By far one of my favorite frames from this set. I love how the oof background isn't too wild.
I met a Hong-Kong couple as I was leaving Samcheongdong. They were kind enough to let me take their photograph. Good thing I got his email!
Then I bumped into Miyoshi at Myeongdong. She's always so fashionable.