RUS RUS

(Photo, Andrew Tonn)

RUS RUS, La Miskitia, Honduras—On my first trip to Honduras, more than 12 years ago, we were on another plane full of missionaries and Hondurans returning home. As the jet banked to descend into San Pedro Sula there were thatched huts and fields of palms and a river dark with red silt curving over the flat plain. Some missionary kid a row or two behind me began whistling the theme to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and I thought, “This is how it ought to begin.” Continue reading “RUS RUS”

Leica M Summilux 50/f1.4 vs Voigtlander M Nokton 50/f1.1 at f1.4

My Godson Henry. Leica M-Monochrome (CCD/M9 version), 50/f1.1 Nokton lens.

Very early on after trading around for a digital Leica M body, I found a great deal on the Voigtlander M Nokton 50/f1.1. It’s big, heavy, the focus isn’t very smooth and it’s not built very well… But it’s fast at f1.1! And at less than a grand, it’s much cheaper than anything anyone else offers at that speed. Continue reading “Leica M Summilux 50/f1.4 vs Voigtlander M Nokton 50/f1.1 at f1.4”

Locked Away: The Roseville Prison

(Photo, Jef Price)

 

Recently I was given unprecedented access to the Roseville Prison. The prison is now privately owned and is closed off to the public, photographers, documenters, urban explorers, journalists or anyone else who wants to see this historical and supposedly haunted location up close.

Stories of people being chased away, arrested or shot at are the norm with a location such as this, but in the case of Roseville prison… The stories are true. Continue reading “Locked Away: The Roseville Prison”

Varanasi: It is the black hours before dawn

(Photo, Andrew Tonn)

It is the black hours before dawn. The boat pushes out into the slow current. The ghats and towers of the ancient city are outlined with dim electric bulbs and small fires. Their glow creates a half circle of light over the river that fades into the black of the sky and the uninhabited sand-dunes of the other bank. It is quiet and I whisper to myself, “You are floating down the Ganges by the banks of Varanasi. You are here.” Continue reading “Varanasi: It is the black hours before dawn”

Welcome to Field Photographer

This project started as a conversation between three friends, three friends in vastly different places in life – all of whom would have their lives drastically change over the next year. It’s only through hardship, a lot of work and a shared and enduring love of both adventure and photography, that this site became a reality. Well… All that and an impulse buy on the domain name.  Continue reading “Welcome to Field Photographer”