lucky shot...


This is from an older roll of Kodak T-Max that was taken during a breakfast outing at Lucky's Cafe in Oak Lawn. Taken with my Leica M6 and 50mm Cron lens wide open. I love capturing these moments on film...

the future of film...


I love how Pyper enjoys playing with film cameras. I believe that when the time comes, it will be natural for her to use a manual film camera (or maybe even a large format camera). Between Tyler and me, she is surrounded by so many types of cameras and she tends to want to handle all of them. Here's to the future face of film...

in process selfie...


Sadi and I spent some time walking around the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff over the Summer. After seeing the blue background, Sadi pulled out her cell phone and I pulled out my Leica M6. We both got photos, but my file is backed up with a negative...

walk the line...


Got quite a few rolls of film developed and scanned today. It was mostly taken over the summer. I love getting these little surprises like this. It was taken on the 4th of July prior to the fireworks show. It always makes me happy when I can catch unposed action using my manual focus Leica M6...

being there...



So much can be going on when you are taking photos, but the beauty of the picture is when you can remember being there.  I love the simple candid photos that document the day...

coming home...


With so many pictures of Pyper and Allister on my hard drive, I have finally decided that I better get to posting or I'm only going to get farther behind. This was taken in the hospital on the day that Allister was coming home. I love the mood of this picture. It was like time is standing still...

hook and ladder...


This was one of my first photos taken when I decided that I was going to start shooting 35mm film again.  I still had my very first Nikon FG-20 camera with me during this trip. It was taken several months ago after I had dinner with a friend, Francisco, in Sacramento, CA (Francisco actually gave me the film). It is Cinestill 500, which takes absolutely beautiful photos at night with mixed lighting. This is a great example of the colors that are rendered...

a moment like this...


I never seem to get enough opportunities to take photos of Sherri. So glad that I have the different cameras laying around the house that can be picked up and grab a moment like this...

a young pro(digy)...


Some may be a little nervous seeing a 3 1/2 yr old holding a camera that cost a bit of money. Me... Not nervous at all. I am way too proud to be nervous. I get all excited when I see Pyper taking pictures. The reality is that she has every opportunity to be so great at it. I love the look on her face when she takes a good photo and sees in on the screen. Her smile is a mile wide... and so is mine...

muted tones...


One of the keepers from an expired roll of Portra 400 film that was shot in Tyler's Yashica Mat-124G camera. Love the muted tones from expired roll film. So glad Sadi let me capture this one...

bonding...


It is almost as if I am viewing someone's interaction from afar. From the look of the photo, nobody else exists in this space. I love that I was able to capture this moment between Maci and Allister so early in Allister's life. The mother-daughter bond is such a powerful force...

in the moment...


Got my scans back from Indie Film Lab today. Scrolling through them, this one definitely stuck out.  It absolutely captures the essence of raising kids in America. You take the time to do the little things with your kids to enrich both of your lives. It only adds to this photo that baseball is absolutely a favorite pastime that extends through all generations. Nothing posed about this moment. All parties, including me behind the camera, are 100% in the moment and enjoying it thoroughly...

left behind...


Another image from our trip to Hawaii. Sadi stayed behind while Sherri, Dee & I went on to see the turtles. Came back to find her sleeping on the beach. No better opportunity for a photo...

taking a break...


I am so belated in getting a lot of my photos out there. I have taken so many lately with all my various cameras, but I have started posting less.  I feel overwhelmed in that I want to get them all posted on my blogs. This is an image from our trip to Hawaii in May. We all were down in the Waikiki shopping area.  After all the walking, Sherri let everyone else go ahead and she found a shaded area to sit back and relax.  When I came walking up, it looked like a great opportunity for a photo...

as they exist today...


Team Tyndell as they exist on the night of 18 June 2014 
(Pyper, Maci, Tyler and Wilco).

Tomorrow, things will change...

The arrival of Allister is upon us...

some time outside...









We all got some one-on-one time out in the sun with Pyper this past Sunday. Figured it was a great day to spend together as we prepare for our new arrival this week...

pyper times two...


Pyper is loving that I give her an instant photo every time we take photos now. Before long, she will have quite a collection. She puts them in her room on a nightstand beside her bed. I took several Leica 35mm photos of her tonight and I also took a few digitals with my Canon 6D. I absolutely love the variety of cameras that I get to use every day to capture moments just like this...

Pete and Dee...



We just got back from our trip to Hawaii. Never really thought of going to Hawaii until Sherri was talking with my cousin Dee earlier in the year. Pete and Dee live in Hawaii and they invited us to come visit. They have invited us to visit many times before (in the many places that they have lived such as Paris and DC), but it never seemed to work out. It had been around 20 years since we had actually seen each other face to face. Nothing like a trip to Hawaii to catch up... I would have to say that it was one of the most relaxing and fun weeks that we have had on a vacation. Pete and Dee were gracious hosts and super tour guides. If you know me, then you know that I always take a few cameras with me on a vacation. For Hawaii, I had to pack light... I took photos with my Leica M6, my Canon 6D, my Polaroid 680SLR and my iPhone. These were both taken with my Leica M6 using Kodak Ektar 100 film. More to come, but I wanted to share these two photos first...

my best friend...


Most of the time, my pictures on this blog are a way for me to document and bring awareness to the things that are important to me. That is why the majority of my photos involve portraits of people. That being said, the most important person to me that resides on this earth is my partner in this life, my companion/helper when I'm at my best and at my worst, easily someone that I proudly call my best friend. How lucky am I to get to call Sherri my wife and how lucky are we as a family to have her as the mother of our two girls.

Happy Mother's Day to my best friend...

behind the scenes...


An image can potentially be better if it reveals something behind the scenes that is hidden most of the time. When I saw this image on the computer it immediately stood out because of my reflection. Pyper seems somewhat oblivious to the fact that I am shooting a photo of her, even though I am practically in her face with the camera. Looking at the photo makes me think any minute that she will turn her head towards the mirror and see me...