This article is really only makes sense in german, as it is mainly a product test for a Germany based print provider. But I wanted to make it possible for you to have a small glimpse at my 2016 portfolio book.
Look at his face when he says “playing is beautiful”. Maybe then you understand a little more why I simply love taking photos with old analog cameras.
The analog is always fascinating, because we all want the surprise.
With digital, there is no surprise left, you know immediately if it’s good or not.
A few weeks ago (which is now almost half a year ago, that was when I started this article ;) ) I had the chance to try out something really special. Digital Mediumformat. Special at least for my budget over here, and well I shoot 99% analog for my free projects or artsy stuff anyway. Thanks to Simone Betz of ROVA Design and Lukha I got the chance to snap a few shots with the Pentax 645z. I’m an avid Pentax 67 user and lover, so I had a little doubts if she would forgive me cheating on her. Well actually the doubts vaporized into meaningless once I took a peek through the viewfinder. Holly cow!
I was in the studio with Lea Sophie anyway, so I snapped a few portraits with her.
I’m not going to write a detailed review about the Pentax 645z. Just a few things that pop my mind. mehr →
After my “longstanding planned” session with Cat Atonia, I was quickly and lovely jumped on by her friend “Redsky” and asked if it would be possible to take shoot spontaneously with her also. I love to be lovingly jumped on and Redsky seemed to be really likable. A good combination. So why not? My past experience in all these years has been that many simply not dare to ask, which is a pity, really.
I’m short posting posting of the last weeks. Which were packed with spontaneous Projects and Jobs. Which is great, but somehow it is always that those swarm together after the summer vacations. And then there is also the preparations for the exhibition on the 23rd to 25th of September. Let’s start with the results of the quick “getting to know session” – silly phrase – with Redsky.
It took us “just” a year, many short hurdles and last-minute cancellations, until we finally found a date. “Haste makes waste.” like they say, and sometimes thats even right. The session with Cat Atonia was full of inspiration, new terrain for me, experiments and a lot of enjoyable, chit chat. If the communication works out, the photos will work out also. All in all perfect and I won’t carry on with my babbling :)
It remains to say that we did one exciting experiment. Sadly it did not work out. Will be repeated. But thanks for standing around statuesque Cat ;)
It was quite silent here.
Blame it on my clients, many graphic design projects that got delayed more and more were suddenly (isn’t this always the case?) super important. So not much time to write someting here. But this changes, and as a small treat the articles here will be in german and english from now on. Maybe not all articles, we will see ;)
I decided to use the qTranslate‑X plugin. The language detection is based on the browser language settting. Those that have their system and browser running in english will automatically have the articles shown in english. I will also integrate a language selection button sooner or later.
Dinge die ich schon lange auf Eis
habe hatte. Ein bißchen mit Optiken experimentieren die erstmal so gar nicht für Kameras vorgesehen waren. Letzte Woche habe ich endlich etwas Zeit gefunden um ein paar Objektive, die ich eigentlich für meine Großformat Kamera besorgt hatte, erst einmal an meine Mittelformat Kameras zu adaptieren. Die Pentax 67 macht gerade eine Rundreise zwecks Reparatur, so mußte also die Kiev60 als Body herhalten.
Vor ein paar Monaten hatte ich, ganz so wie ich manchmal bin, nicht auf die Durchmesser Angabe beim Händler geachtet und Faltenbälge besorgt in die man das Objektiv der Vivitar Ultrawide bekommen hätte, aber eben kein Hektor ;) Da war meine basteln Motivation erstmal etwas am Ende. Und Zeit für sowas ist momentan eh rar. Also ein paar passende Faltenbälge, Kabelbinder und Schlauchschellen besorgt.