Week 31 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - Young Women Empowered

One of the things I most enjoy is spending time with people who are actively working within their communities to increase the diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for all. I volunteered a day to cover an event for Y-WE (Young Women Empowered). The day included several opportunities for young women to mentor each other as well as share in mentorship from professionals, artists, and community activists of all ages. It warmed my heart when I got the negatives back and saw these images.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 28mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


Week 30 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - NYC

Week 30 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - NYC

Congratulations to Amer and Shelly. I was honored to serve as the wedding photographer for this beautiful couple. I appreciate how much love was present from all who attended. May you enjoy many many years of happiness.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


Week 29 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - Saratoga Race Track

"You haven't been out to Saratoga yet? You need to see it before they close it down for the season," said Pauline. One of the reasons I've been behind on updating this series is because I came out to Troy, NY for a contract with Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group. Although I took a couple of cameras with me, all of my developing equipment and chemicals are back home and finding a lab I trust is like trying to find a good barber. The series might continue to be updated in batches, as I'm waiting to have several rolls to develop before sending them off to Panda Lab in Seattle. Until I decide where I'll be on a more permanent basis, they'll be processing both my black and white and commissioned color film.

It's very rare I take a day off from work. But on the second Friday out here, I was told that I should take the Friday off and go to Saratoga with some of the boss' friends and enjoy something I can't experience anywhere else. I'm glad I did. Not only did I have a great time, but it definitely provided some cool photo opportunities. Thanks for the hospitality and treating me like family Geno!

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.

Leica M6 + Zeiss 50mm Planar + Ilford Delta 400. Processed and scanned at Panda Lab.




Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


Video: Words I Never Said - Lupe Fiasco

The times in my life I feel the worst are those times when I have not been true to myself, when I have not said what I think, feel ,or believe. That’s the time when I have betrayed myself, diminished my energy by confining my growth to keep myself small.
— Kaleel Jamison



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.