Articles Tagged with: Leica M6 TTL 0.58
Little Italy | Cannoli Eating Contest

Shot during the 2009 Feast of San Genaro Festival in Little Italy, this was my first time as a spectator at competitive eating event. I love cannolis so this was an added bonus as the cannolis were provided by Ferrara Bakery.

The sight, sounds and smells of grown men mashing, smashing and masticating stacks of cannolis into their mouths was horrific as sticky drool covered beards, pulverized sugar and flour filled the air and eyes rolled back as the competitors pushed their gullets to the limit.

Crazy Legs Conti from the East Village won by eating 20 in six minutes. For comparison, the winner of the 2010 contest won by eating 13 in the same amount of time.

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim

Cannoli Eating Competition, Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-x 400 © Doug Kim


Little Italy | San Gennaro Festival

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped my 1TB external drive onto my hardwood floor and lost all of my digital images and negative scans, spanning 12 years of shooting. Not too worried because I still have my negatives and CDs and DVDs of those scans. The digital images are lost and it kills me to lose a lot of great shots and happy snaps of some cherished times. But honestly, I always felt that what I was shooting on film was more important.

I had some scans from the San Gennaro Festival last year of the cannoli eating contest and other street shots but I knew I was missing another roll somewhere. Then the week after losing my hard drive, I found a few rolls of Tri-X in my fridge in the butter compartment. Moron.

I should hide film from myself more often. Makes for a nice treat during spring cleaning.

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

San Gennaro Festival 2009, Little Italy; Leica M6 TTL .58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Shanghai | The Bund

Never one for landscapes, cityscapes or even city at night shots, I did manage to get lucky with this shot in Shanghai about a block away from The Bund.

The night’s drizzle helped make the city lights luminous. Held on a windowsill and exposure was about a half second.

The Bund, Shanghai, shot with Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

The Bund, Shanghai, shot with Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim