I’ve always been drawn to these arches.
Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 SuperWide Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film
A couple of weeks ago I was out shooting with my friend Jo-Anne downtown. She was testing an Olympus Trip 35 she got from her parents. After decades of non-use it worked perfectly. There’s a reason it’s considered a classic :-).
I was shooting with my trusty Voigtlander Bessa R2M and 35mm/f1.7 Ultron combo. Hard to beat!
Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.7 Ultron lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in Xtol stock
I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!
Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)