The LA Gallery

Normally, I only cherry-pick the images I post on this blog, because this is not a travel blog, but rather about photography itself. However, when I went through the pictures I took last year in Los Angeles, in particular the ones I had taken with the Leica MP and a roll of Kodak Portra 160, I thought although they will never win a price, they are still a good reflection of what LA feels like. So here you have it.

All images are untouched (only one is leveled, because as usual I couldn’t hold my camera straight :)).

Business on the Go

Yesterday I felt playful and was toying around a bit with Analog Efex Pro 2 (a Google photo-editing software that was originally developed by Nik Software). Its main purpose is to make digital color photos look like analog film photographs.

Me editing a Kodak Portra 400 image with that software seems kind of awkward. Nevertheless the more I toyed around with the program the more I thought that it actually worked out quite nicely and in fact added a bit more nostalgia to the picture that contrasted the rather contemporary way of working “on the go” seen in the image.

What do you think? I also add the more or less untouched original scan of the picture below for comparison. Which one works better in your opinion? Please let me know.

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post