↑Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya 110mm @ f/2.8, and Kodak Tri-X 400.
Oh I do like that portrait Peter, really nicely lit.
You are annoying me a bit though, you keep posting all these great RZ67 shots and it’s driving me mad after selling both my Mamiya 6 & 645 Pro TL this year. Why did I do it?? Why!!!!! 🙂
I’ll tell you why… for the same reasons I’ve previously sold off all of my film gear, at least 5 times 😦 !
(1) Film is not convenient, and
(2) Film at 100% magnification looks less impressive than high end digital
Every time I review my photographs from years gone by, it’s the film ones that speak to me the most. Film is simply superior to digital for creating memorable images (not 100% crops!). And yes, that’s just my opinion.
That’s why this time, I jumped back into it in a big way (figuratively, and literally with the Mamiya RZ67)… and I’m committing myself to it for as long as I am able to find film in stock… which should be for a number of years yet…
Aye, you are so right Peter.
I’ve sold most of my film gear off about 4 times myself and all for reason 1) you list. But always find myself going back eventually because I love shooting it so much and mainly I am so at home using a simple film camera hence why I’ve recently sold my M9 and gone back to an M4. As good as the M9 is I’m having far more fun shooting with a film M again.
I sold all my MF gear off because I simply do not use it enough to justify but I know I’ll regret trading in my Mamiya 6 until I finally re-buy another. As with yourself, whenever I go back to images all my favourites were taken on film. But that scanning workflow ….. Arrrrgggghhhhhh!!! 🙂
Medium format detail AND not clinical film rendering.
And of course your insight for photographing people.
My gratitude to you, Umberto…
Wow. That is a seriously good portrait. I bet it looks even better printed on FB paper.
Thanks Antonio. I’ll be printing it today, so we’ll see, but I anticipate it should look good.
Thank you Luiz.
Very intriguing. Great portrait.
Thank you Roel.
So Peter was a studio environment or lighting in a studio sense within the home?
Either way this, to me looks to be part of that “new perspective” you referred to a little earlier. It appears to be a slight deviation from other images.
It is an intriguing portrait and well done.
Lighting was with two lamps in an office setting.
Yes, this is part of my evolution in photography.
Great play on light/shadow Peter! Very real indeed. Amazing portrait.
This is without a doubt one of your best photos ever!
I LOVE IT!!!
A very special shot Peter. The transition to near-black (total black?) at the top of the frame is simply gorgeous.
Thank you Alex, Bo, and Chris.
Peter, you are NOT helping (but that’s ok). I was dropping off a roll at the local camera store for development when I had to ask whether they develop 120/220 or not (had to ask because they do C41 and E6 in 35mm, but not B&W processing). They do (again, just not B&W). I asked if they had any MF cameras and he showed me a Mamiya 645 and a Pentax 645 (not the N or N II, unfortunately). I’m seriously giving thought to buying one and trying out MF for the first time. And tonight I come back to your blog and see this wonderful example of what is possible. I very much like how you positioned the light leaving shadow on the left side of his face. This certainly has a serious mood to it.
As for your contemplation of a MF film camera… you’re on your own!
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