12 • 12 • 12

What a crazy time the past couple of weeks have been for me.  I'm not going to go into details.  However lets just say that overall I am a happy man :)  And today is a once in a life time day!  12 - 12 - 12 baby!!!!

I've been working on a nice little 3D project for Current TV.  Photographing tons of things around New York City and best of all... I helped children by participating in the Photo Day Project 2012, in Washington Heights (aka Fort Washington) at ICC on 172nd Street.  It was spectacular.

Well today is 12•12•12.  I sent off my 3D project to the render far... all while being serenaded by Alesha Keys as she performed at the 121212 Concert at Madison Square Garden., along with amazing bands and artist, such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Boss and many many more!  This is a spectacular night! And to top it off... I am posting a photo I took with my Canon AE-1 shooting Illford Delta 400 film, which I developed.  It's not perfect but I liked this photo from the moment I framed it up in my camera.  

Photo by Daniel Russo ©2012 All rights reserved

If you have not yet shot film.  Don't worry about developing it.  Just shoot it.  It slows you down nicely.  You look deeper, longer and pay better attention to the details.  I highly recommend it!  For developing, you can google black and white developing to find a local place near you.  If you can't find a place which develops black and white film you can send it off.  Or do what I did... learn how to do it yourself.  it's super easy.  There's a ton of great tutorials in YouTube.  If you shot with color film, I would still recommend looking for a place which  develops black and white.  They will usually develop color too... and do a quality job.  Otherwise check out places like Cosco or Wallgreens.  Cosco is super cheap and do a decent job. 

Good luck and let me know if you need any help.