My name is Salvador Diablo. No one pays me to photograph, so the purity of artistic experience is unsullied by the evils of commerce. That said, I would love to sell out, so kill my cred and buy a photograph.
I enjoyed two semesters worth of photography classes in college. However, I decided if I was going to go to all the trouble of attending classes and graduating, it might be nice to eat when I got out and have a few ducats left over for camera equipment. So I picked a more lucrative major.
I learned on film and still love it. While digital provides excellent results instantly, film appeals to my difficult nature. Besides, there is no substitute for a perfectly exposed slide or hand printed black and white image.
Aspherical began on January 3, 2005 in a fit of boredom. After browsing Photoblogs and searching Google, I downloaded Pixelpost and published some photographs. So far,
Pixelpost's core functionality is enhanced with several add ons I coded up. Others I downloaded, such as Custom Fields. The sweet charts sprinkled throughout Aspherical are generated using XML/SWF Charts and are created dynamically from the Aspherical database.
Enjoy Aspherical. I post every other day, or every day when I have enough photographs clogging up my hard drive.
For now, Aspherical is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
On occasion, I get tired of photographs gathering the digital equivalent of dust on my hard drive, print some off, and do a show.
October 9th through November 9th, 2010:
Element Coffee Company
12635 Crabapple Road
None at this time.
October 2nd & October 9th, 2009:
The Granite Room/Big House Studio
211 Peters Street
Note: This was a group show.
May 22nd through June 22nd, 2009:
The Coffee Loft Virtual Gallery
322 Peters Street
Aspehrical, including, but not limited to all images, content, and design copyright © 2005 - 2021 by Salvador Diablo. All rights reserved.
Nikon D700 just like a regular-ass SLR, except digital.
Nikon D70 just like a regular-ass SLR, except digital and a slightly smaller format.
Nikon FE2 a classic electronic Nikon film burner. Light, compact, and travels well.
Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S worth every single cent.
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR a fantastic fast long lens. The vibration reduction feature is priceless on days when too much meth is ingested.
Lensbaby Composer an excellent accessory for enhancing blur. I also have the pinhole/zone plate, double glass, single glass, and plastic optics.
Hasselblad 500 C/M a classic completely manual battery free camera. This camera is a complete joy to shoot with and is one of my favorites. Expensive, but worth it. I bought mine from KEH and their six month warranty is excellent.
Mamiya Universal a complete beast of a camera and 100 percent manual. No batteries required. Also, quite possibly the best Polaroid ever made.
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II because this camera is massive, some think it only belongs in a studio. I enjoy taking mine out in the wild, even though I can only get through about two rolls of film before my wrist feels like it is about to fall off.
Rolleiflex 6008 Integral Deutschland's response to the Hasselblad. Packed with electronic technology including a matrix meter in the body, motorized film transport, and several automatic exposure modes.
Rolleiflex SL 2000 F An operational nightmare of a camera, this seemed like a good idea on paper. While it is one of a very few 35mm cameras featuring interchangeable backs, it weighs as much as a Hasselblad and after all that effort, the end result is a tiny negative. However, there is some really sweet Zeiss glass available for it.
Fujica STX-1 a vintage manual SLR, because we're old school like that. Thanks to Ted for donating it to the cause. Most black and white photos featured on Aspherical were shot with this body.
Fujica AX-5 an excellent old manual focus SLR with plenty of sweet (and cheap) lenses and accessories. Comes with aperature priority, shutter priority, and program modes for the truly lazy. Several black and white photos and all Kodachromes posted on Aspherical were shot with this body.
Fujinon 19mm f/3.5 DM EBC a super wide manual focus lens. Very nice and very rare. A great eBay find.
Fujinar 28mm f/2.8 DM vintage and manual focus, of course. Found on eBay.
Fujinon 50mm f/1.9 also vintage and manual. Again, thanks to Ted for the donation.
Fujinon 100mm f/2.8 DM a nice moderate, manual, and fast telephoto. Found on eBay.
Fujinar 135mm f/2.8 DM probably vintage and certainly manual. A sweet fast telephoto. Made possible by eBay.
Fujica Teleconverter 2X another rare find on eBay. Cheap focal length extension with a two stop penalty.
Polaroid 1200si modern fully automatic instant gratification. Ordered through Amazon.
Polaroid Spectra Pro a wide format Polaroid with loads of options, including built in multiple exposure capability.
Polaroid SX-70 the classic instant integral film camera. I have a few permutations, all found on eBay.
Polaroid SLR 680 a descendant of the Polaroid SX-70, the SLR 680 adds a built in flash and uses the faster 600 film. Overall, a great camera, but mine can be persnickity and is somewhat bulky when contrasted with the SX-70.
Canon Powershot G12 outstanding small digital camera with full manual control. Great for those times when carrying a full size camera is troublesome. Purchased at Showcase.
Olympus Stylus Verve S a small point and shoot with average photograph quality. Goes almost everywhere.
By the way, your camera does NOT matter.