Ricardo Kalaidjian
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No. 8 BOSTON

I know I know I'm a day late

I haven't been back to Boston since graduating in 2015. Sometimes its strange to go back to somewhere you used to live. I feel like I'm going to be disappointed no matter what. Memories are very forgiving. Like Liana Fink said in one of her many great cartoons: Hindsight is -20/-20. I can really relate to that haha. 

I shot a lot of Black & White back then, mostly Kodak Tri-X 400 but others too, these are all using the 50mm because thats all I had at the time

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I totally did not break into this church that was being restored

It's so hard for me to take a photo of a church or cathedral that I think is interesting but for some reason I often try to. I think what is so interesting to me about them (apart from the architecture) is the dramatic nature these buildings often have. I'm not a religious person at all but I'm weirdly fascinated with religious buildings for some reason. 

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Boston City Hall is another building that I really like in Boston, its one of those buildings that people tend to have very strong opinions on (both positive and negative) because of its Brutalist design

 Bonus points if you can find the photographer 

Bonus points if you can find the photographer 

Even though I know it won't be the same I really look forward to visiting Boston again. I learned a lot about film photography there. Shout out to Colortek near South Station, you guys are awesome. 

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At the time I was shooting a lot of Black & White because I was printing them in the darkroom. A lot of my pictures from that time have never even been scanned as I would print them, I'll have to sit down and scan them all some day when I have time (probably never). 

Hope you guys are having a good week. I shot some Natura 1600 and Provia 100f this weekend. Can't wait to see how they turn out, its my first time with the Natura. Are there any films you've always wanted to shoot but never got the chance? Let me know in the comments. 

Talk to you Thursday,

Ricardo