Minami Zephyr / 小南風.

By blogging principle – if you can agree that such a thing exists – I like to post in chronological order of when my pictures are taken. I currently have about 400 pictures I took before my friend Evelyn came on a visit to Taipei, still waiting for their turn on this blog. We discussed briefly, when she was still here, that my posts on the places we visited together would probably be scheduled to appear months later, in 2013. That was my plan until I saw her post on Minami Zephyr (小南風), the first of many cafes that we went to in her 11 days in Taiwan.

It became evident that my blogging principle was going to be overthrown by the need to document a very special vacation (yes, a vacation in my own city), spent with one of my best friends in the world, at the same time that she does. Excuse me while I savor the memories of the excellent times we spent together, in two wonderful perspectives.

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400, Canon FTb


I did not remember that I had a roll of redscaled film in the camera when I decided to bring it to the supermarket on a whim. The film, to be honest, would not be my first choice if I had planned to take pictures of the supermarket but of course, not everything has to have a plan because how else can you be surprised?

One of the things I love about documenting everyday life with film is that results are not instant and so the process becomes a discovery of memories. The simple of act of perusing the pictures after they get developed and looking at the details you chose to include and then those you didn’t even realize you did include… it is such good medicine for the curious heart.

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 (redscaled), Canon FTb

Friends on the Konica Auto S.

I haven’t used my rangefinders in a long while and have been waiting for the opportunity to pick one up for some play time. The lack of practice, ironically, is the exact thing that’s stopping me – I don’t really enjoy getting back a roll of film and be happy with less than half of it. That being said, I’m still going to try very hard picking up the Yashica Electro 35 GSN the next time I’m planning to head outside, I do miss holding that camera in my hands.

Fujifilm Superia 200, Konica Auto S

Taipei Water Park Nursery.

If you don’t fancy flowers as much as I do, this seriously borders on being a photo dump post but I can’t apologize for adoring these summer blooms (from back in July) and the crazy swirly bokeh on the Helios lens. I’ve recently made another trip to the nursery with a dear friend and oh, how much the colors have changed for fall.

Kodak UltraMax 400, Zenit TTL