Author Archives: Peter | Prosophos

Swing into Spring.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Tired (Dreamy).

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Brushing.

1/15 sec

Leica M3, 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Yellow, Revisited.

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, 110/2.8 , Kodak Portra 400.

Firefighters.

Mamiya 7II + 80mm + Kodak Porta 400.

Just a natural moment.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summarit f/2.5.

Morning.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summarit f/2.5.

Home Work.

f/2.5 | 1/45 sec | ISO 640

—Peter.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Yellow.

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, 110/2.8 , Kodak Portra 400.

Boy.

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, 110/2.8 , Kodak Portra 400.

Smiling Eyes.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Chocolate Milk (De Mello).

Another Nikon D70 image from yesterday.

—Peter.

↑Nikon D70 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G.

You can never go back: De Mello and the D70.

↑Nikon D70 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G.

“You can never go back.”  So the saying goes.

Today I dusted off an old camera I haven’t used in years — the Nikon D70.

The D70 was the first DSLR I ever owned, and it’s the only camera I never subsequently sold.

I’ve carried it through the streets of Toronto, in all sorts of weather.

We’ve also traveled together to New York City, Paris, and Athens.

A few of the people I’ve photographed with it are no longer with us.

But I was reminded today that, indeed, you can never go back.

—Peter.

Deux.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Cafe Reading, revisited.

This is a candid shot, taken just moments after the original Cafe Reading photograph (which, in contrast to this one, was posed).  I had just informed V  that “I got the shot”, and she immediately relaxed and started to flip through the pages of a book.

So I photographed her, because I knew that this was the better image.

I don’t often set up photographs, but when I do I will wait (with camera in hand) for the moment that follows, because what follows is usually better than any idea I can dream up.

(Technical:  Taken on a rainy morning, with the soft light working its magic.)

—Peter.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Not convinced.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Cafe Reading.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

The Pour, too.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.