Posts Tagged ‘medium format’

Saturday, May 29th, 2010



An old camera has recently arrived at my doorstep, asking me if he could, despite his flaws and malfunctions, live with me and maybe come with me on a trip sometimes. Of course what he really wanted was to be used again, but he was too proud to say it. I saw through him easily, and I have to be honest: he was too good-looking to resist. I took him in.

At first everything was great, we joked around and had a good time. But then came the point where he had to perform. I gently cocked his shutter, and fired it. Almost without a sound and trembling with anticipation, he opened up his shutter blades and closed them again rapidly. So far so good. I turned the dial down to 1/4 of a second, cocked his shutter again, and fired. He opened up his blades quickly, made the softest whirring sound, and then did nothing.

After my inventory of the camera’s flaws (a sticky shutter that was unreliable at high speeds and not functional at all at speeds below 1/8 of a second and a view finder with festive mouldy patterns encrusted in it), I must say I felt ambivalent towards him.  I wasn’t sure what to do: get him fixed and pay the bills or throw him out and avoid the costs and the risk of wasting film. And like a cat that doesn’t know whether to attack the bird or just eat from the bowl starts washing itself out of pure confusion,  instead of choosing either option, I just loaded him up with a roll of 120 film.

Handed down

Handed down

Camera: Yashica D TLR with f/2.8 viewing lens and f/3.5 taking lens

Photo series – ‘pretty kitchen’

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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Holga photographs on Fuji Provia 400 ASA medium format film. Watch in full size (click button ‘FS’ in right bottom corner)!

This series is about the things in my kitchen I usually hate: all the clutter, the heater pipes that are visible everywhere, the disorganised cabinets, the leaking roof that’s causing brown stains everywhere on the ceiling. I wanted to see the plus sides to these things (to ‘love’ my kitchen more if you will). I think these photos show off the beauty of my leaking, stained, cluttered kitchen pretty well.

A Colourful 2010!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

I wish everyone the best colours in this new year!

snow ate up my colour!

snow ate up my colour!


Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Promise makes perfect. I got some positive feedback on the second series I did for photography class, and I said that if that happened, I might share the series with you here.

It was a series of Holga shots, and I’m still quite proud of them. Now the teacher wants me to do more like them, and of course that raises the pressure immensely. Will I be able to make a bunch of pictures like this again and make them look effortless instead of cramped like some of the series I took to class the last few weeks?

Anyway, the theme of this gallery is the city, and patches of nature in the city that make cities such beautiful places.

(Best viewed fullscreen, because resizing does these pictures no good)

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