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Hi there! My name is Jonathan Bacaoat. I'm from Charleston, SC but I moved to the beautiful place of Seattle, WA in 2015.

I recently dropped digital photography in June 2018 and went cold turkey into Film photography and have been in love ever since.  I was wasting so much of life snapping 98 pictures every minute instead of enjoying the world around me.  Film photography brings a delayed gratification and nostalgia that is just so timeless.  It is my own readily rewarding version of therapy.   It captures all the pretty flaws, user-mistakes, and strokes of genius around me in life.  Every shot counts (and costs $$$).  Almost all of the photos you see here will be unedited scanned straight from my local photo shop, Omega Photo in Bellevue, WA.

This is my blog full of cool stuff, cool reviews, and cool experiences, all shared by the coolest people I've ever met.  It is full of 'what you see is what you get' and a break from the social media matrix of pseudo insta(gram)nt gratification.  

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April 10, 2019

Tracy Chapman.

The first artist i ever realized i loved, as i got older.  I remember listening to her as a kid, not even realizing i thought she was a he, because of her voice.  I knew her primarily through the song "Give Me One Reason" (and i'll turn right back around)...

April 2, 2019

5:50 PM PST Missing Dora-Chan in Tokyu.  

No april fools needed here.

This has been the motto of 2019 for me this year.  Corny? Yeah probably. But this shit is powahful.  This phrase is just....it.   Inspirational ever since the first time i heard Kobe Bryant s...

March 12, 2019

It's crazy how a few days can really change your world in such a short time.  It's also crazy to me how inspiring it feels to see someone genuinely try and see good in the saddest of things.   It is an unbelievable feeling to sense that someone can feel happy in times...

February 11, 2019

More days into the snowmageddon that has hit our fertile lands of Bellevue, WA.

This roll was shot on a Leica M3 Black Paint (Repaint by the Takahashi Brothers of Japan).  I used a 50mm Summicron Version III.

Shot on Cinestill 800T at ei3200 / Developed +2 @ Omega Photo...

February 2, 2019

This roll was shot on a Leica M3 Black Paint (Repaint by the Takahashi Brothers of Japan).  I used a 50mm Summicron Version III, the fabled ugly duckling of the Summicron 50mm.  I love this lens combo, don't let specs fool you.  This was one of my first rolls i have sh...

September 19, 2017

So i finally decided to subscribe to Adobe for lightroom (and soon premiere pro) after having used Adobe Photoshop 5.0 and the original Vegas Video since 2004.  Wow is there a difference! There are so many more tools you can use to do some awesome edits so much quicker...

September 15, 2017

Last Sunday, Dora and I went on a much deserved food date before the underwhelming Seahawks game.   We went to Akane Ramen in Woodinville, WA after a recommendation from a co-worker of mine.  I would rate this ramen my 2nd favorite ramen in Washington, ahead of Santouk...

September 12, 2017

This is my first blog post in many many years.  I used to do a ton of posting to things like Xanga (you will never find my old username muhahah!) back in the early 2000s when I was in high school at good ol' Bishop England and Goose Creek High.  I look forward to writi...

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