Film Photography: Brooklyn Flea with Hasselblad 501cm

In the short time that the Brooklyn Flea has inhabited its roomy new digs on the Williamsburg Waterfront, Kate and I have already visited twice. Our place is too small to actually buy anything of substance besides vinyl and food, but the lure of the Flea and its friendly vendors, combined with a much more open layout, is too strong to resist. Last weekend, we took a friend from London and introduced her to American-sized doughnuts from Dough (picture by Kate here) and People's Pops shaved ice. I took my Hasselblad along for the ride, since I wanted to try the new Porta 400 out. The day was supposed to be overcast, which would have been perfect for 400 speed film. It was bright and sunny instead, but all the pictures turned out okay. I like the subdued, very natural color palette of the new Portra. I had these developed at Luster in the East Village and then scanned them myself on an Epson V500 flatbed scanner. Super easy scanning, kudos to Kodak.

Skyline of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I can't imagine any flea market having a better view...

Purses and Mason Jar Lamps at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Vinyl Bins at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

More Vinyl Bins at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rotary Dial Telephone at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Red Rotary Dial Telephone at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Vintage Typewriters at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

People's Pops Shaving Ice for our Plum Shaved Ice, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Old Stools at the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Metal Bins and Shelves at Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bike Just Outside the Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

No Swimming in the East River (duh!), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

For more pictures of the Williamsburg version of the Brooklyn Flea, check out Kate's post over on Embarrassment of Riches.