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

Jill Act II

Another image of Jill, taken with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera, then scanned and post processed. Jill has a timeless elegance about her, which I tried to capture with the retro look.



Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150mm/3.5 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax developer 1+7 @ 20 C for 12 min.
Post-processed with Lightroom and Nik Efex

Early Morning Ottawa

Today a film image from my recent Ottawa trip. I love the long shadows and dramatic lighting of early mornings.

Downtown early morning


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

Maria, Act II

Today another image from my photo shoot with my friend Maria Rozynska this past weekend. This is one of the colour film images, taken using Kodak Ektar 100 colour negative film, using my Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera. I really like Maria’s expression here (this may be my favourite), as well as the slightly retro look of the colour film.



Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80mm/s.8 Mamiya lens,
Kodak Ektar 100 C-41 Film