I had a fun portrait session this past Saturday with fellow Toronto-area photographer Philip Elliot. There is just something about shooting portraits with a Rolleiflex, and the square format. (Film used was Kodak Tri-X, developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C)
Old and New
Atlas Coal Mine #3
Light of Other Days
This image is a view of the lake at the Laurentians home of my friend Michelle. It was taken inside a hut, looking out through a window. To me the window looks suspended is space, and I reminded of the concept of the classic Science Fiction story Light of Other Days, where “slow glass” forces light to take years to pass though it.
Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Kodak Tmax 400 film developed in Xtol 1+1
Recently I was in Alberta for business meetings, and as I was staying over the weekend I had time to do some exploring and drove up to see the Badlands around Drumheller. These formations are called hoodoos; the day brought a bright overcast sky, and combined with a strong backlight the landscape had an alien look to it. While the hoodoos are not as big as one might think (only a few metres), their shape is fascinating.
Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X film developed in Rodinal
Natalia By the Tree
This is the second post featuring an image from my shoot with Natalia Nix last week. I am surprised this one turned out; the light made it hard to see in the viewfinder of my Rolleiflex and it was so humid I was literally sweating into the viewfinder. Even though the original scene was very dull, I went with a high key look on the final version of the shot, taken on Tri-X.