Tag: Mamiya

An Old Friend

I don’t shoot my Mamiya RZ 67 as much as I should; it is heavy, bulky, and does not particularly like cold weather. But it was warm enough recently to take it down to the east end of the Beaches.

Mamiya RZ67, 65mm Mamiya C lens
Ilford FP4+ film

A Great Day For a Red Filter

Yesterday I was out with some of my photography friends at a cemetery in the East end of Toronto. It a was a brilliantly sunny day, and the combination of the bright white snow and the dark sky (courtesy of the combination of a 25A red filter and Rollei Retro 400S film) provided a look I really liked. Images created with Mamiya RZ67 6×7 medium format camera and a 65mm/3.8 wide-angle lens.




It’s hard to beat black and white for capturing the texture of wood. In this image from Riverdale Farm I used my Mamiya 645 Pro TL camera and Kodak Tmax 100 film developed in Rodinal, a developer known for enhancing sharpness (at the cost of increased grain, which is not really an issue with slower speed film and larger medium format negatives). I love the combination!


An Early Hour

Normally in the summer Kensington Market is a busy spot, full of people. I recently went there on a Saturday at around 7:30 am, and captured empty streets and long shadows.

Street Early Morning

Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 45mm/2.8 Mamiya lens
Fuji Neopan Acros, developed in Rodinal 1+50,
13.5 minutes @ 20 C

Shout Out

Three years ago  I worked with Amy Braun as a model, and today I want to congratulate her as a published author! Her urban fantasy story Call From the Grave has just been published on Kindle. I read it last night, and was really impressed (and I have read a lot of Fantasy and Science fiction in my time). I would highly recommend her writing. Well done Amy!

Amy and camera


Mamiya 645J, 80mm/2.8 lens
Tri-X at E.I. 1000 developed in Diafine 3+3

Top of the Stairs

From my early morning film shoot at the locks in Ottawa recently. I’m a sucker for stairs, and I love the combination of early morning light and hte stonework.

Top of the Stairs


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 55mm/2.8 Mamiya Lens, 25A filter
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax Developer 1+7, 12 min @ 20 C 

Maggie Act II

Another image from my Ottawa shoot with Maggie recently. This is a film image on Kodak Portra 400. The sun had hidden for a moment behind a cloud, creating some lovely light.

Maggie on Film


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150/f3.5 Mamiya lens
Kodak Portra 400 film