Italy in September

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Projects | 28 Comments
Italy in September

After my wife Rebecca and I went to Provence, France in spring to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we were very lucky to be able to travel again in late summer this year. The last months have been busy and we were both grateful for a longer break. We took the ferry from Ireland to France, […]

International Photography Awards

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Projects | 29 Comments
International Photography Awards

This year, for the first time ever since I started out with photography, I was awarded for my work by the International Photography Awards. I feel extremely humbled and very lucky as these are the world’s most important and influential photo awards. The sheer volume of other photographers participating is mind blowing and no other […]

A Lifelong Journey

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Tutorial | 50 Comments
A Lifelong Journey

»Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light… I just make pictures.« Vernon Trent When I first started getting into photography, I shot a Canon Rebel. I eagerly waited for the golden hour at the end of each day, spending my time exploring the Irish countryside shooting little details in nature […]

Road Trip Through France

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Projects | 35 Comments
Road Trip Through France

My wife Rebecca and I went to Provence, France in May to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We took an overnight ferry, the Oscar Wilde, from Rosslare, Ireland to Cherbourg, France. The ferry crossing was followed by a great road trip through the whole country to get down to Provence in south of France. We […]

Film is Not Dead

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Tutorial | 97 Comments
Film is Not Dead

Hi, I’m Johnny Patience. And you need to trust me. Does this sound familiar? Over the last couple of months I have gotten a lot of feedback from people about how to emulate the film color palette digitally and also many questions from photographers who are interested in shooting digital and film. Many of them […]

Provence on Hasselblad

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Projects | 9 Comments
Provence on Hasselblad

To celebrate our first anniversary in May, my wife Rebecca and I went to Provence, France for two weeks. Waiting for this trip felt like years and we were both really excited to go as we haven’t had a longer break since we were in Tuscany, Italy on our honeymoon last year. When we go […]

Hasselblad 503CW

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Review, Tutorial | 70 Comments
Hasselblad 503CW

After I purchased my beloved Fuji X-Pro1, I felt I finally had everything in one little and very portable system that I was looking for: Beautiful, aesthetic and authentic film colors and, even more importantly, more dynamic range than I had ever seen in any other digital camera. I made one Lightroom preset for color […]

Little Old Farmhouse

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Projects | 13 Comments
Little Old Farmhouse

My blog was very quiet for a while, a lot longer than I was hoping for. Much happened photographically over the last couple of months and I ended up selling all of my Nikon gear and buying a Hasselblad 503CW and a Leica MP. I will write more about that in a separate post a […]

José Villa’s Colors

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Tutorial | 168 Comments
José Villa’s Colors

After three years of trying to emulate film digitally, I finally resigned. I caved in and bought a Contax 645 with a Carl Zeiss 80mm lens and from now on I shoot film exclusively. I ship all my work to Richard Photo Lab and started working with them on my own personal color profile. For […]

Kinsale

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Projects | 4 Comments
Kinsale

October and November have been very busy months. I was stuck in client projects for a long time and after these were finished, Rebecca and I worked on the relaunch of her website. Even though that all was a lot of fun (check out the cool preview tool we developed), my beloved X-Pro1 was sitting […]