Christian Yves Photography

Christian Yves Photography

Photography in and around Metro Vancouver by Christian Yves

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).

Goodbye Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul really made the show spectacular. Vince Gilligan is a genius.

Never seen the show (I will when I have time!) but I love this.

Never seen the show (I will when I have time!) but I love this.

aaalcantara:

lensblr-network:

Among the millions of blogs on Tumblr, only a small number are contributors of original content: “the world’s creators”
And if you’ve ever looked at Tumblr’s Explore Page you might notice that Photography is oddly absent.
There’s #design, #art, #architecture and even #artists on tumblr — but no mention of anything related to the art of taking pictures with a camera. Even #film is a trap — it’s for movies, not analog photography!
We don’t think this situation is acceptable. So let’s Fight it.
We’d like to ask all original photographers on Tumblr to start putting the #photographers on tumblr tag on every single photo you post.
Photographers deserve more recognition among the Creators on Tumblr. Hopefully, by using this tag we’ll help the entire community of Tumblr photographers get noticed — and maybe one day we will see that tag on the Tumblr Explore page too.
Reblog this post and spread the word.
Sincerely,Photographers on Tumblr

Let us get heard! We deserve spotlight too.

aaalcantara:

lensblr-network:

Among the millions of blogs on Tumblr, only a small number are contributors of original content: “the world’s creators”

And if you’ve ever looked at Tumblr’s Explore Page you might notice that Photography is oddly absent.

There’s #design, #art, #architecture and even #artists on tumblr — but no mention of anything related to the art of taking pictures with a camera. Even #film is a trap — it’s for movies, not analog photography!

We don’t think this situation is acceptable. So let’s Fight it.

We’d like to ask all original photographers on Tumblr to start putting the #photographers on tumblr tag on every single photo you post.

Photographers deserve more recognition among the Creators on Tumblr. Hopefully, by using this tag we’ll help the entire community of Tumblr photographers get noticed — and maybe one day we will see that tag on the Tumblr Explore page too.

Reblog this post and spread the word.

Sincerely,
Photographers on Tumblr

Let us get heard! We deserve spotlight too.

Leica M2 + Carl Zeiss C Sonnar Ilford HP5+ 400
I met Ralf in downtown Victoria a month ago while rediscovering Chinatown. We chatted briefly about old cameras and film after he asked what was hanging on my neck. I had already wished him a nice day and thought he might like a portrait so I had him take an impromptu one in the street like this.
I really love the way the Zeiss C Sonnar renders images when it comes to portraits. Definitely a keeper and will likely remain glued to my Leica M2 for a long while.
Scanned with Vuescan on a Konica Minolta DIMAGE Scan Dual IV.
Not too bad for a first-time scan!

Leica M2 + Carl Zeiss C Sonnar 
Ilford HP5+ 400

I met Ralf in downtown Victoria a month ago while rediscovering Chinatown. We chatted briefly about old cameras and film after he asked what was hanging on my neck. I had already wished him a nice day and thought he might like a portrait so I had him take an impromptu one in the street like this.

I really love the way the Zeiss C Sonnar renders images when it comes to portraits. Definitely a keeper and will likely remain glued to my Leica M2 for a long while.

Scanned with Vuescan on a Konica Minolta DIMAGE Scan Dual IV.

Not too bad for a first-time scan!

Heading Towards Hearts ContentLeica M8 + Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM

Heading Towards Hearts Content
Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM

MoneyLeica M8 + Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM
Waiting in line to buy some roasted pork in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Money
Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM

Waiting in line to buy some roasted pork in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Sssh! I’m on the phone.Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Olympus 45mm f/1.8

Sssh! I’m on the phone.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Olympus 45mm f/1.8

StrongRicoh GR(V)

Strong
Ricoh GR(V)

Pitching to the PigeonsLeica M8 + Summicron-C 40mm

Pitching to the Pigeons
Leica M8 + Summicron-C 40mm

Bus Stop BelieversRicoh GR (V)

Bus Stop Believers
Ricoh GR (V)

50’s Shades of GreyRicoh GR (V)

50’s Shades of Grey
Ricoh GR (V)