Another image from one of the last rolls I put through my Mamiya 645 Pro TL before selling it. Shot on TMax 100 film, using the 45mm wide-angle lens.
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
Today’s image was created in Niagara On the Lake recently. I used my baby Speed Graphic, with a 120 roll film holder that creates 6cm by 9cm negatives. The combination of the large negative, the classic Kodak Ektar lens, the Kodak Tmax film and Rodinal developer is hard to beat. There was no post processing of the negative scan at all: no sharpening or anything else, and I love the look!
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!
I’ve said on more than one occasion that actors, musicians and other artists are a lot of fun to shoot: they bring their creativity and imagination and together we create stories. This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with singer Nicole Faye, and one of the looks we created was a vintage portrait where Nicole was able to project the style and mood required to make that kind of portrait work.
(Mamiya 645 Pro TL camera, 80mm f2.8 lens, Kodak TMax 100 film developed in Xtol 1:1, negative scan and post-processed with Nik software)