3 Rolls of Fomapan and 8 Hours in Portland

I no longer live in Portland, but I like to go up there from time to time just to photowalk. Saturday morning I bulk loaded four canisters of film (I only shot three) and packed my Canon EOS 10s with a few lenses and took a trip to the big city.

I have been photographing PDX for for 15 or 20 years. I think Portland is in a transitional phase at the moment. The corona pandemic has hit every major city pretty hard, Portland is no exception. There has also been several political protests over the last couple of years which has left downtown in something of a shambles. Windows are boarded up, graffiti is painted on the wall, and even statues and sculptures were torn down. Yet there are still tourists walking around. When it comes to my street photography, I prefer not to include people as a subject. I like to have people has background.

I photowalked around a couple of neighborhoods, these are my usual stomping grounds. Some pictures are pretty, many aren’t.

Old Town/Chinatown

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100
EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100

Downtown

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100
EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100

Goose Hollow

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100
EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100

South Park Blocks

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100

St. Johns

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100
EOS 10s – EF 50mm MK1 – Fomapan 100

Hawthorne

EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100
EOS 10s – EF 40mm STM – Fomapan 100

I can’t wait to head back for another day of shooting.

Tom Chamberlain

Photographer, videographer, and lover of all things analog.

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