Then and Now

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    NEW YORK, NY - 11/21/08: On the left is myself at about 20. I was living in a small off campus apartment with a few friends from RIT. The image was taken in our bathroom with a Leica M6 ( still my favorite camera ) and a 90mm Summincron lens. On the right is an image I just shot in our Brooklyn bathroom at age 32 with my new Panasonic LUMIX LX-3 and its Leica Vario-Summincron zoomed to 60mm.

    I tried to get the same effect as the original which was shot on TMAX p3200 film and lit with just the bathroom mirror lights.

    For some reason I wasn't able to find the "Hair Filter" in Photoshop!

    flufzilla22, Adrian Morgan, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Micah J. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      I think my hands have gotten fatter!

    2. Life on Film 66 months ago | reply

      The hair filter haha
      this is really nice, I love how you put them together, it's almost as if two versions of yourself are photographing themselves at the same time
      one of the more creative self portraits I've seen in a long time
      nice contrast in both

    3. Micah J. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      I still prefer that M6. I really miss that camera!

    4. Micah J. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      Actually, I just realize that one of the funniest things about this image, that you can't tell from just looking at it.... is that I still wear that same sweatshirt!!! Man, I need to go shopping!

    5. Life on Film 66 months ago | reply

      Haha that's actually funny
      why did you let go of the M6?
      They're great cameras, I want one really badly with a .58 finder for the 28 framelines

    6. Moniker007 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      LOL,LOL The key point their my good man is, you still fit in the sweater.......Great artistic pic. Thanks for sharing.


    7. Micah J. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      Ah yes, the sweatshirt... It's been around since high school!

      The M6 belonged to the school I was attending. I used to borrow it every day. I think I was the only one who liked using it. It was a classic M6 and it came with a 28 f/2.8, a 50 Summicron, and the 90 Summincron. It was actually a really nice kit! And in fact it was packaged in a real Leica camera bag!

    8. weeviraporn 66 months ago | reply

      Hi Micah,

      I've been reading your articles on Inside Aperture.
      Glad to see you hear.
      Hope you latest request to Apple to support LX3 is taken seriously.

      Photoshop hair filter? Hmm... How about Aperture hair plugin?

    9. petrusko.rm 66 months ago | reply

      Hehe.... Hair filter. That was a good one. Awesome picture. I like what you did here. Well done.

      Best regards

    10. Adrian Morgan 66 months ago | reply

      Great concept - now to check back in 12 years, to find out if they have made that hair filter!!

    11. tomKphoto 66 months ago | reply

      you'll find the hair filter in the standard action set, just under "thinnner"

    12. Russ Colban 66 months ago | reply

      Where did you find an LX-3 with a viewfinder?
      Great shot. Very nice B/W's on your blog, too.

    13. Micah J. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      I ordered the viewfinder from I chose the Voigtlander 25mm. If it doesn't work out I may try the 21mm.

    14. John G. Walter 66 months ago | reply

      When I first saw this, I wondered 'Who's that guy next to you?'

    15. Von Wolfsburg 65 months ago | reply

      Great concept, think you are a bit closer up in the "now" image and your hands aren't fat at all. That said, fatter fingers do offer some benefits !

    16. 65 months ago | reply

      very cute!

      i just bought the lx3. can't wait to use it! =)

    17. 'Lulu' 59 months ago | reply

      This is such a fab shot.

    18. The Third-Eye (very limited INTERNET ACCESS) 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Photographer Photographed (Must show CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHER), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. dougmeche 24 months ago | reply

      Great idea and execution. Imagine how much money Adobe could make with a hair filter. Hats work to.

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