Tag: Rolleiflex


I had the pleasure of working with friend and frequent creative collaborator Jennifer Bettencourt this past weekend. In addition to being a talented model, Jennifer is also an accomplished fadista, or singer of Portuguese Fado music. The shoot was inspired by Fado legend Amália Rodrigues, a we were going for a fairly formal look, with some intensity.

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Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Tri-X, developed in Ilfosol 3 1+9


My Friend, Again

Different camera, different pose and different lighting. Same friend at Podcamp 2016 this past weekend. 🙂 (Sylvain)


Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens), 
TMax 400 film, image cropped in post

Framing Trees

Back to Lethbridge Alberta: I love frames within a photograph, and the way these trees on either side framed the more distant view was very appealing to me when I saw it.

Banff and LB Jan 2015079


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
Tmax 400 film developed in Rodinal

Two Arches

It was a very bright day in downtown Toronto today, and the low midwinter sun made for start,dramatic lighting. I loved how the sun was hitting the front arch in this space on the Esplanade.


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Ilfosol 1+9 for 7.5 minutes @ 20 C

The Silence of Snow and Ice

This image was taken in a park in Lethbridge, Alberta on a Sunday morning in my recent trip out west. The trees were covered in a frost from a combination of fog and very low temperatures. There was no wind, and the sky was softly overcast. The silence was lovely.


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

Banff 4: Black and White versus Colour

When I was in Banff in terms of film I was shooting black and white, not colour; the only colour images I shot were with my iPhone, so here is a comparison of almost the exact same image, one taken with my Rolleiflex, the other with my iPhone. I know colour is more popular these days, but there is still something about black and white that makes it my “mother tongue” as far as photography is concerned.

Banff and LB Jan 2015060


Back to Banff

I have just returned from a two week work trip in Alberta, and I did have one weekend for photography, so it was up to Banff on Saturday. The day was brilliant, clear and cold.

Banff and LB Jan 2015047

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes

Forgotten Film

If you shoot film for long enough, you end up with old exposed rolls of film, and you have no idea what’s on them. I developed such a role this week, and it turns out to be from Thanksgiving, 2014. We were stating in Smith Falls, Ontario, and I went out early one morning down by the canal. It was chilly, and steam was rising from the water as the sun came up.


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
FP4+ film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C