Photos: Venice Beach, California on Medium Format Film

This Summer my brother Sam and I spent several days in Los Angeles. We spent one of our days there at Venice Beach. I brought my Hasselblad 500cm to capture the vibrant California beach life there. When we went, it was extremely crowded and hard to find moments and spaces not packed full of people. Fortunately, I was able to find some really cool and interesting moments that I captured. I also took spontaneous portraits of a couple on the beach.

These are all photos shot on medium format film. I process them a local lab here in Dallas and then scan the negatives myself at home. These photos are very lightly edited, just some color and contrast refining and the removal of spots from dust on the scanner.

Skateboarders at the Venice Beach skatepark
Skateboarders at the Venice Beach skatepark
Two guys relaxing on Venice Beach
Two guys relaxing on Venice Beach
A surfer relaxing on the beach, California
A surfer relaxing on the beach, California
A woman relaxing at Venice Beach
A woman relaxing at Venice Beach
A portrait of a guy at Venice Beach
A portrait of a guy at Venice Beach
Beach homes at Venice Beach
Beach homes at Venice Beach
Palm trees an graffiti at Venice Beach, California
Palm trees an graffiti at Venice Beach, California
A street artist at Venice Beach
A street artist at Venice Beach
Hulk like bodybuilder at Venice Beach
Hulk like bodybuilder at Venice Beach

Portraits of my brother and I

My brother Sam Rader at Venice Beach
My brother Sam Rader at Venice Beach
A photo of me taken by my brother Sam
A photo of me taken by my brother Sam

A lady with her bike

This photo I edited more extensively, giving it a nice clean professional look without losing its film feel, which is important for me to keep.

A portrait of a woman with her bike at Venice Beach
A portrait of a woman with her bike at Venice Beach

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