Christian Yves Photography

Christian Yves Photography

Photography in and around Metro Vancouver by Christian Yves
Mooching for a SmoochRicoh GR(V)

Mooching for a Smooch
Ricoh GR(V)

Old school blog post writing on new technology @revolvercoffee with an #ipadmini #trueglide #stylus on #filmfriday #whatsinmybag right now

Old school blog post writing on new technology @revolvercoffee with an #ipadmini #trueglide #stylus on #filmfriday #whatsinmybag right now

Awesome #film #Leica cameras and the odd but fabulous #Fuji just waiting to be shot today. Clockwise from top left is my #M2 lever rewind + #zeiss ZM 2/35 #Biogon, @tarryg ‘s Fuji #GA645, @chrismeetschris ‘s #M6 + #Elmar 50 collapsible and finally @tarryg ‘s button rewind #M2 and classic collapsible 50 #Elmar

Awesome #film #Leica cameras and the odd but fabulous #Fuji just waiting to be shot today. Clockwise from top left is my #M2 lever rewind + #zeiss ZM 2/35 #Biogon, @tarryg ‘s Fuji #GA645, @chrismeetschris ‘s #M6 + #Elmar 50 collapsible and finally @tarryg ‘s button rewind #M2 and classic collapsible 50 #Elmar

Sunny Side UpLeica M2 + Summicron-M 50mm (v5)Fuji Superia 400, Minolta scan

Sunny Side Up
Leica M2 + Summicron-M 50mm (v5)
Fuji Superia 400, Minolta scan

For Your Safety - Please Hold OnRicoh GR(V)

For Your Safety - Please Hold On
Ricoh GR(V)

Light My PathLeica M2 + Summicron-M 50mm (v5) Kodak Portra 400

Light My Path
Leica M2 + Summicron-M 50mm (v5) 
Kodak Portra 400

ORIGINAL Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss 2,8/28mm Biogon Broadway and Cambie, Vancouver

ORIGINAL
Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss 2,8/28mm Biogon
Broadway and Cambie, Vancouver

leicagraph:

this should be every street photographers motto

This will be my new philosophy on everything.

leicagraph:

this should be every street photographers motto

This will be my new philosophy on everything.

Down to just 28 rolls in my backlog of film to develop!

Down to just 28 rolls in my backlog of film to develop!

Four’s A CrowdRicoh GR in TAv mode
Riding the escalator up to the surface off Granville Station in Vancouver.

Four’s A Crowd
Ricoh GR in TAv mode

Riding the escalator up to the surface off Granville Station in Vancouver.

Here’s the result of my #photogear downsizing to get over my #G.A.S. My only digital now is a #Ricoh #GR V

Here’s the result of my #photogear downsizing to get over my #G.A.S. My only digital now is a #Ricoh #GR V

My budget-conscious Leica B&W shooters.Re-covered Leica M2 + Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Asph v2 on the leftBlack paint Leica M8.2 + Summicron-C 40mm f/2 on the rightOne for colour, one for B&W. Simple and wallet-friendly. Sort of =).

My budget-conscious Leica B&W shooters.

Re-covered Leica M2 + Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Asph v2 on the left
Black paint Leica M8.2 + Summicron-C 40mm f/2 on the right

One for colour, one for B&W. Simple and wallet-friendly. Sort of =).

The ArchivistSony Alpha a7 + Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Asph (v2)The indomitable Mr G of Archive, Revolver Coffee’s new retail storefront. Fellow Leica enthusiast and all-around photo geek/nut (I hope you don’t mind my saying so!).What a great place to drink coffee and talk about everything photography.

The Archivist
Sony Alpha a7 + Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Asph (v2)

The indomitable Mr G of Archive, Revolver Coffee’s new retail storefront. Fellow Leica enthusiast and all-around photo geek/nut (I hope you don’t mind my saying so!).

What a great place to drink coffee and talk about everything photography.

Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss ZM C-Sonnar 1,5/50
I met Bill while sitting down at a bench beside him to load some film into my camera. We had a long chat about the art of photography and the differences in shooting film and digital. He’s a very insightful fellow and brilliantly talented too. 
As I walked away to let him get back to his shooting I decided to turn back and ask him if I could take a portrait. I shot the portrait on digital so I could send him one for his personal use in case you’re wondering why I didn’t get it on film =)
Check out Bill’s work that is showcased regularly at the Saturday Night Slide Show: bit.ly/1hmKSI1

Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss ZM C-Sonnar 1,5/50

I met Bill while sitting down at a bench beside him to load some film into my camera. We had a long chat about the art of photography and the differences in shooting film and digital. He’s a very insightful fellow and brilliantly talented too. 

As I walked away to let him get back to his shooting I decided to turn back and ask him if I could take a portrait. I shot the portrait on digital so I could send him one for his personal use in case you’re wondering why I didn’t get it on film =)

Check out Bill’s work that is showcased regularly at the Saturday Night Slide Show: bit.ly/1hmKSI1

Ni Hao. Zhai Jian.Leica M8 + Zeiss ZM 2,8/28 BiogonIt’s sad how little of Vancouver’s history is preserved these days. I used to come all the way down to Chinatown when I was younger to buy all our groceries back when there was no T&T Supermarket. Now everything in Chinatown is being torn down in favour of expensive luxury condominiums and apartments.Chinatown is one of the few places I love to photograph in Vancouver especially since much of the city isn’t really very old or have much character like other bigger cities out east like Toronto or Montreal. The irony of all this need to build ‘up’ is that the real estate in Vancouver is unaffordable for a large number of people entering the market. It makes it really hard to think about starting a family when it’s hard to both find a decent paying job and buy a home without a mortgage in the millions for a detached single family home (a rarity these days).

Ni Hao. Zhai Jian.
Leica M8 + Zeiss ZM 2,8/28 Biogon

It’s sad how little of Vancouver’s history is preserved these days. I used to come all the way down to Chinatown when I was younger to buy all our groceries back when there was no T&T Supermarket. Now everything in Chinatown is being torn down in favour of expensive luxury condominiums and apartments.

Chinatown is one of the few places I love to photograph in Vancouver especially since much of the city isn’t really very old or have much character like other bigger cities out east like Toronto or Montreal. The irony of all this need to build ‘up’ is that the real estate in Vancouver is unaffordable for a large number of people entering the market. It makes it really hard to think about starting a family when it’s hard to both find a decent paying job and buy a home without a mortgage in the millions for a detached single family home (a rarity these days).