Where in SF do you live? Not trying to stalk (promise!). Can you give any insight on the various neighborhoods around the city? Most affordable? I'm moving to SF in a few months and I'm not really sure which area would give me the most bang for my buck. Thanks so much!
I live in the mission district currently, but have lived in West Portal and North of Panhandle before. Expensive neighborhoods right now are mission, Panhandle, Noe Valley. But, I think the inner sunset is more affordable, as well as the outer sunset, both of which are pretty dang cool.
But, the best thing to do is devote half days to each neighborhood and just hang tough there to see if you like the vibe.
Taylor I have been using a Nikon FM for about a month and a half now and can't tell you how much more excited I am about photography. It took awhile to find in Seattle but I found one and it's a blast. To anyone the wants to know what their first film camera should be, I agree with Taylor. Nikon FM is the way to go. Also great work man! Always enjoy seeing new photo sets coming from you.
That’s awesome! I’m so glad you picked one up and are stoked on it! I’ll never get rid of mine. That’s for reaching out Chris!
Hi! I'm taking a film photography class right now and am looking to buy a film camera. How should I go about purchasing my first camera? Are there any places you'd suggest buying from?
Good luck with the class! My favorite place to buy used film gear is KEH.com. I trust them and their customer service is always on point.
Can’t help but use this opportunity to suggest a Nikon FM as your first camera. It’s ultra reliable, has a HUGE, clear viewfinder, is fully mechanical, and has a huge selection of lenses to boot.
I was told about your blog by someone who knew of you through Reality SF. Are you still a part of that community?
Not any longer, no. Though I’m still friends with a lot of people in the community and used to live with a few of the dudes that worked there. Good group of people all around.
Ever been to Minneapolis?
Nope! Have never had good reason, but I’m sure there’s tons of things I’m missing out on!
What is your inspiration? What motivates you to take the breath taking photos, honestly I look at your pictures and I feel nostalgic is most of them. I wonder "what it would feel like to have been there at that exact moment!" Taylor you have a lot of talent, I'm no pro but I enjoy looking at your works of Art. Your masterpieces!!! As a fellow artist to another (Master Chef In Training & Master Sushi Chef In Training). All I can say is. "BRAVISSIMO!!!" Seriously keep doing what you love!!!
This is so flattering! I so appreciate the feedback.
And when it comes to inspiration, honestly, I struggle with it every day. Finding things that make me want to lift up a camera and shoot is difficult, so I just try to take it all in when inspiration actually comes around.
Hey man I've been a fan of your work for awhile now.... just wanted to say you have a fresh eye. I'm always looking for critiques on my own work so if you're interested take a look and lemme know what you think! Much appreciated... happy shooing!
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words. I’ll definitely check out you’re stuff and drop you a line.
A new (to me) Mamiya 7 is en route to my house. Can’t wait to run some film through it. I feel so very fortunate that my job allows me to save enough “disposable” income to support buying cameras I never dreamt of being able to afford.
Forever thankful, and a big motivation to keep working as hard as I can, every single day.
Im visiting SF this week and checking out the mission district for the first time. Would you recommend any cool photo spots around to shoot film?
I totally missed this and you’ve probably already left! But, in case you haven’t or for future, my favorite thing to do is walk around all the small streets in the mission. The way the light bounces off different buildings, windows, and textures makes for really cool photos.
Who are your favorite skateboarders?
80s Jose, Christian, Benny, Pitts, Grungy Mike, Oscar, Fernando, Dylan, Jason. The list goes on.
And, if you hadn’t already guessed, those are the names of my friends that come out and skate every week and get me amped every day. Doesn’t matter if we’re skating a curb, an epic park, or just pushing downtown. Always stoked to see one of my friends skate.
You've got the best style. Where do you get a lot of your clothes?
Ah, thanks! I try and keep things simple and stick to monochrome colors, and find most of it from the below businesses.
Maas & Stacks
How many hours of sleep do you get per night if you always wake up early?
At the least, 4-5, and at my best, 7-8. I’m someone who needs a decent amount of sleep and envy people that are able to keep it going with only 3 hours a night.
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