Last weekend we had some guests to stay with us in Dublin while they explored the city. We are all film photographers so we played the usual game of show and tell with our various cameras. This had me haul the Mamiya down from my dark room to pass around and play the game of “guess the weight”. I had a film back fitted and seemed to have a couple of shots left on the roll so I made some portraits.
Every time I develop film from this camera I am delighted with the results. Looking in the view finder makes the whole world look like the set from a movie. I enjoy the massive clear negatives that it provides and printing the big in the darkroom is an utter joy. This is a pretty random selection of shots that I have taken with this camera and I’m mostly posting these to motivate myself to bring this camera out more often.
Despite the weight of the beast I love the results.
I have started to make an effort with my portraits of strangers project again.
These two were sitting having lunch in Dublin and asked me to take their picture. I was delighted to be asked and as soon as I had snapped a shot with their iPhone I could take one with my camera.
They asked how should they pose and I just told them to relax. They got a fit of the giggles and I got this shot.
We were under the canopy of the restaurant so light was poor. This was shot handheld at 1/30 sec. Considering I was my first outing with this camera I am pleased with the result.
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
One of the many Cos Players at this years Experience Japan Festival in Farmleigh in Dublin.
Some people really go all out for this event and it is an early highlight of the festival season.
I started shooting B+W film shortly after I took this but I feel that I might have missed an opportunity here. – Such is life…
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit