#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 […]
Puteaux – Hasselblad 500C Distagon 50mm – TMAX 400
Courbevoie – Hasselblad 500C Distagon 50mm – ILFORD FP4+
Puteaux – Hasselblad 500C Distagon 50mm – ACROS 100 First photo of a new series about the direct suburbs of Paris financial district of La Défense: Fabourgs de l’Arche.
If you read my blog — thank you for that, you saw that the Meopta Flexaret VI I own was not working anymore, which is a shame since I really like that camera. Shadowed by the legendary Rolleiflex, the Czech Meopta Flexaret were luxurious, discrete, twin-lens cameras at least as mechanically complex as the Rolleiflex. It […]
Ruby – Hasselblad 500CM / Sonnar 150mm – Fujifilm ACROS 100
Just developed a roll of film from a broken camera: the camera takes a picture every time I rearm the shutter. Here is the result: three (blurry) pictures from Etretat Cliffs in Normandy, France.
Around 1900, photographers only used medium format cameras, for the 35mm format did not exist at that time. The main problem was that the bigger the film is, the further the lens must be. That is why we have the image of the old days’ photographer, carrying his wooden box around, deploying the beast into a long leather […]
La Défense, Paris – Hasselblad 500CM / Distagon 50mm – Fujifilm ACROS 100 D76 1+3 Paris business district of La Défense, on a sunday afternoon walk.