Workshop - Rodenstock large format camera

For an upcoming project — Do not worry, I will keep you informed —, I acquired a view camera for forty euros on eBay. No brand, no logo. It comes with 6 glass-plates holders. That is all the seller’s description contained. When I unpacked it, I expected to discover, under the protection paper, a stack of […]

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Workshop - Balda Baldax

#1 A time machine camera 1930s, Germany. The economy is booming, and Dresden is an important European center for camera manufacturing. Since the 1850s, this eastern city easily became the German heart of photographic paper, and from then, of camera manufacturing. This remained until the 1990s. At that time, Welta, Balda and Certo offered a similar range of cameras: medium format […]

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Photo set - The Cliff

2010, on a Saturday evening. We drove, two friends and me, to the Petit Minou lighthouse, at the end of Brest Harbor, in Brittany. After that, we went separate ways. But the lighthouse, the waves and the cloudy sky were the beginning of it all. Nikon FM3A , Nikkor 180mm – Rollei ATP1.1 emailFacebookTwitterTumblrLinkedinPinterest

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Recipe - Soupe du jour: Pyrocat HD

For over ten years, my father has been exclusively using one type of photographic developer: PMK (Pyrogallol-Metol-Kodalk). The only thing I knew about it was that it was highly toxic and volatile. Even its name sounded dangerous to me. That is probably why I unconsciently decided never to use it. And that is what I did… until now. […]

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Photo set - Strasbourg botanical institute

Strasbourg botanical institute – Minox 35 GL – TMAX 400 pushed at 800 ISO in Caffenol A picture from last year from the Strasbourg botanical institute, under a heavy June sky, with my always available and reliable Minox 35 camera. It is also my first attempt to push TMAX 400 in Caffenol. emailFacebookTwitterTumblrLinkedinPinterest

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