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