jim bonnici [bonnici]

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BIOGRAPHY
I started photography during high school (1982) with an Olympus OM-1. I let the 'shutter-bug' go fallow for about 15 years and that is when I picked up a Canon EOS Rebel. I chose that body as it could go all automatic as well as full manual. I found that I was using the manual mode more than the auto mode.

It wasn't until September 2004 when I moved back to Florida and I was able to get my first Hasselblad. I had been dreaming of a 100% manual camera, so I couldn't help but buying IMHO the best out there. Ive since purchased another 500 C/M body and a few more lenses.

My personal goal for my photography is to have a photo that will not need post production. I want the entire frame, as captured, to be the final product.

I am now getting in to the chemistry aspect of my hobby. I am learning more about "The Zone" and the "Voodoo and Black Magic" behind processing.

If you have read this far in to my Bio, thank you. Now it is time for a rant... A very wise man said about people who claim to be a Florida native.."Just 'cause a cat gives birth in a stove, don't mean I'm gonna call those kittens a biscuit", translation...just cause your digital image is gray scale, don't mean I'm gonna call it a Black and White photograph.

Latest news, just purchased a Large Format camera. So, be on the lookout for larger negatives, same crappy photos.....

Sad news, Polaroid has stopped producing Type 55 film. A very sad day and I will be in a state of mourning for weeks to come.

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Country: US

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I live in a small town

John Chestnut Sr. Park

Hyde Park

Ehren

fence post

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nik o'time II

a rose picked in its fullest bloom

fence

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mystic wind

cleat

self portrait...in the barn

in LOVE

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point loma, san diego

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foggy morning in San Diego

Brother Mike at Point Loma Lighthouse

self portrait on the farm

downtown san diego

hotel lobby

Dan R.

Cousin JG

Mom and Daughter

lettuce lake I

lettuce lake II

lettuce lake III

lettuce lake IV

engagement photo I

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Kodak Portra 160VC - lab printed and scanned

Kodak Portra 400BW - lab processed & scanned

Kodak Portra 160VC - lab printed and scanned

Agfa Agfapan APX 400 Professional - home processed and scanned

Nik and his John Deere Hat

naples, florida. kodak portra 400 uc

naples, florida. kodak portra 400 uc

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Nik

Tampa Muesum of Art

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Empty without you.

Empty without you

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Ellzey church (Scan from print)

Ellzey Methodist Church

Ellzey Church (Scan from Negative)

Ellzey Church (Scan from negative

Brother in the barn

Scottsdale, AZ

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SH (cropped)

Prelude to a Kiss

Barn @ f64

cows and a goat / vacas

cow

Barn, Homeland Florida

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Callahan

Cal

tagg

toby

madison

Mom

Calvary Church, Mathews, NC

Best Boy Ever

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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image

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image

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Grand Haven Lighthouse

NC Barn

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Barn

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Red Barn

Biltmore House

biltmore garden 003

biltmore garden 004

biltmore garden 002

biltmore estate

Biltmore Garden

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Senseless

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Shrimper

train

Bud and Kidd

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Charlotte Skyline

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