“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.”
― Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees

Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)


“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
― J.M. BarrieThe Little White Bird

Camera: Pentax K 1000 (with SMC-M 50mm f2)

Film: Kodak TMAX400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

A lone

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

― Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

Camera: Nikon FA with 50 f/1.8

Film: Fuji Neopan 400

Review – Fuji Natura Classica with Fuji Tungsten T64!

So… In the previous review you’ve seen how this small yet capable camera can do in low-light conditions. This review will show you how the camera handles daylight, loaded with some Tungsten film and x-pro-ed (cross-processed)!

I have that ONE precious roll of Fuji Tungsten T64 (ISO 64) which I got as part of the lot of films I bought off some guy. So I was a little reluctant to use it. Well, we want to save that special few rolls for one day where we finally feel like we’ve found the rightful purpose to shoot and expense it.

So, cut to the chase – I finally shot that roll on this outing (if you want to know when is the next outing, follow me here and here) with some of the local lomo-folks. I must say, the pairing of Fuji Natura Classica, a fast (due to the large aperture) compact with the slow (low ISO, ie light sensitivity) film was marvelous!

I was worried that the low ISO of the film might affect how the photos might turn out but the automatic reading of the DX code on the film cassette was a blessing to have! The camera’s small size and silent shutter allowed me to snap inconspicuously.

Even objects on the move are able to be captured clearly.

On white or very pale backgrounds, you would notice the vignetting quite easily.

You can view the rest of this album here.

If you have any thoughts or comments, feel free to leave it below.


“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” ― Oscar Wilde

Camera: Pentax K 1000 (with SMC-M 50mm f2)

Film: Kodak Porta 400UC

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)


“Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.”
― Hedda Hopper

Camera: Pentax K 1000 (with SMC-M 50mm f2)

Film: Kodak Porta 400UC

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

a moment in the life of an Yi little boy~ Yunnan~ China

I love how ‘raw’ this image is!

Mimo Khair Photography

a moment in the life of an Yi boy~ YunnanI am just back from a photographic adventure in Yunnan and Sichuan near Lijiang, China. I had the chance to visit the Yi, Mosuo and Naxi minorities in their traditional remote villages. I will be posting a series of portraits from the rich and strange life of the people of that region in the next few weeks.

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