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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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27 Hours with Socks On

Here some of the photos I captured on the Hi-matic AF2 during my 27 hour trip to Las Vegas...I left for Vegas packing extremely light.  The pennsylvania-native cab driver that picked me up from the airport was a little confused when he opened the trunk for my luggage to realize I didn't have any.  Did I feel dirty and exhausted by the time I returned to San Diego?  Absolutely.  Would I do it again?  Probably.  It's always refreshing dancing with, and sneaking photos of strangers in a different city.

A Night with the Hi-Matic AF2

i bought the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 specifically for use at Disneyland.  little did i realize that this camera is perfect for just about every occasion i find myself in, aside from underwater photography.  so far this is my consensus:
+ quiet, GREAT for street shooting especially with the wide angle attachment
+ built in flash for night shots
+ auto focus lens to capture moments quickly
+ lightweight
+ does great in low light situations with no flash 

- the flash is VERY bright, and whites out some details in the images 

now some photos from my night out on the town:

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