#Dinner earlier: lamb chops, roasted veggies, liver pâte crostini. And bread. And wine. (at Dino)

#100tunes100days #Day2 #jfxxxvi ♫ “Love In an Elevator” by Aerosmith | via #soundtracking app (at Waverly Wu Laundry)

Starting over. #100tunes100days #jfxxxvi ♫ “Rock Da Spot” by Redman | via #soundtracking app (at The Alibi: Brooklyn)

Shout out to Josie for this wonderful pour. (at The Great Georgiana)

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Fresh Prints of Belair #lomography #photos

Belair X 6-12, at the Alibi in Brooklyn, NY

A few weeks ago, I was feeling mighty depressed, so I bought myself a new camera: Lomography’s Belair X 6-12. It’s a medium format film camera, which means it shoots on 120 film, and it is a beauty.

Because I am poor, I got the all-black City Slicker edition (above), which is the cheapest of the three editions at around $250. It shoots three formats: 6×6 square, 6×9, and 6×12 panoramic; the Belair also comes with two interchangeable lenses, 58mm and 90mm. Below are the camera’s specs, as stolen from  B&H.

Belair X 6-12
Camera Type Folding medium format film camera
Image Area 6 x 12: 4.1 x 2″ / 104 x 52 mm
6 x 9: 3.1 x 2′ / 78 x 52 mm
6 x 6: 2 x 2″ / 52 x 52 mm
Film Type 120 roll film
Lens Mount 3 Bayonet type
Auto Exposure Aperture priority mode
Exposure Range EV 4-15
Shutter Speed Range 1/125 sec. and bulb
Film Sensitivity Supports ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
External Flash Connection X-type sync hot shoe
Tripod Socket 1/4″ socket
Power Supply 2x LR44 1.5V batteries
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 1.1 lb / 500 g (without batteries or film)
90mm kit lens
Focal Length 90 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 32 mm
6 x 9: 40 mm
6 x 6: 52 mm
Aperture Range f/8-16
Angle of View 65° (6 x 12)
Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3′ / 1 m, 4.9′ / 1.5 m, 9.8′ / 3 m, and infinity
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

 

58mm kit lens
Focal Length 58 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 21 mm
6 x 9: 26 mm
6 x 6: 35 mm
Aperture Range f/8-16
Angle of View 90° (6 x 12)
Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3′ / 1 m, 4.9′ / 1.5 m, 9.8′ / 3 m, and infinity
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

Now, while most early reviews of the Belair were unkind, I decided to wait until I developed my first roll before making any rash decisions or judgments. I’m glad I did. Here are a few photos from my first roll from the Belair X 6-12.

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I’ll be for real: I’m pretty happy with these results. I had the camera on the 6×9 setting, which gives a maximum of 8 photos per roll; these were the 5 usable/salvageable images.

I’m currently experimenting with the other masks (6×6, 6×12) and different film stocks, and I’ll be sure to post some of those images as well. But for right now, well, I gotta say, I’m loving my Belair.

I’ve even named her “Vivian.” :D

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New Review for Guestlist!

Yet another great review for one of my books!

Reader Fancy left her thoughts on my debut novel Guestlist on Amazon, saying the story made her “smile upon reaching the conclusion.” Awww yeaaaahhh!

Read Fancy’s review below.

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Be sure to get your copy of Guestlist today: in hardcover or paperback, or for Kindle or NOOK.

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New Review for Kisses for Tati!

Last weekend, I was quite pleasantly surprised to find that my good friend, p.r. maven Angela Hadl, had taken my novelette Kisses for Tati to the beach to read. She posted a photo to Instagram, then left the glowing review below.

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For those of you who haven’t read Kisses for Tati, it remains both my most polarizing work (people either really love it or really hate it) as well as my most popular work (it’s by far the best-selling book I’ve released).

Get your copy now — $5.99 for the paperback and only 99¢ for Kindle and NOOK versions.

BUTTER YO’ SHIT! @myharto

Meanwhile, @hansondry is serving up beef ribs (pictured), pork ribs, and other goodies. Courtesy of Sean Toussaint. Come thru. (at Hanson Dry)

"Down Under (I)." Taken with the #DianaFplus medium format #film #camera. #Lomography #LomoLife #Analogue #AdjustForParallax (at DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Caught in an #SVU vortex!!!

Coming soon to the hood. (at Somewhere in Brooklyn)

I love these ladies! Taken with the #DianaMini #35mm #film #camera. #analogue #lomography #lomolife #brooklyn (at O’Keefe’s Restaurant)

I am angry. ♫ “Seek & Destroy” by Metallica | via #soundtracking app (at Alibi)