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a brand new minneapolis no. 12 (franklin & 28th)

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Mamiya 645 1000s | Mamiya Sekor-C 80mm f/1.9 (shot at f/2.8) | Ilford HP5+ | Ilfotec DD-X


I really needed to get out and shoot some strangers last week, so I loaded some Ilford HP5+ (becoming my go-to film) and walked around the Seward neighborhood looking for some characters. This gentleman was nice enough to stand on the street corner for a minute or so as I took a few different shots at various angles and distances. I liked this one the best. I went home and developed in Ilfotec DD-X, which gives beautiful grain and sharpness,'s expensive. I mixed up a fresh batch of XTOL, which might become my poor-man's DD-X. Stay tuned and thanks for looking!


This picture is the twelvth in my 100 strangers project, to learn more and see the rest of A Brand New Minneapolis, click here.


Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

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Taken on February 26, 2012