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Art & Adventure with PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

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Color or Monochrome?

the past month i've been having a big inner debate with myself about whether i should continue shooting color, or if i should pick up black and white.  the reason this question was ever raised, is because i will be starting to develop my own film very very soon.  i hear that color is a pain to develop yourself, but i'm willing to go through the trials because i love color.

one of my favorite artists preaches that there are so many colors that we have available to us, and it'd be a horrible waste not to use them all.

i will be starting to shoot b&w film very soon....but until then, here are some shots from a recent roll of Fuji Provia 400x processed in E-6.

Newest Family Members

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I have a few new additions to my camera family.  I go camera hunting quite often, and come across some real gems that people seem to overlook...so I adopt them and give them a better home.

I say it often, but I'm not that big a fan of Polaroid style film cameras.  [which I'll blog about sometime in the future]  but now that I'm accumulating a good number, I think it's time for me to go and grab some Impossible Project film.

100 Strangers - Hank!

  Walking around the strip by myself and inebriated, my mind still level headed enough to have the ability to search for visually appealing individuals, as well as an unusually elaborate vernacular [this is being transcribed from my journal i keep to remember all the people i meet] I meet Hank.  I met him on the way to Fat Tuesdays, so I didn’t stay to chat.  But his hat was something I felt I needed to capture on film.

  I ask him if I can take his portrait, he says yes…”but wait”….then he flips a switch on the back of his hat, and motors start whirring as lights flash and little figures animate like a ride on disneyland.  and I don’t know if its the rum, or me being easily amused…but i was absolutely fascinated with his hat.  I left the encounter exchanging fist bumps.

camera:  Canon Snappy LX
film:  cross processed Fuji Velvia 100 35mm