I had the chance to shoot a Rolleiflex for a few days. Just to see if I’d spend the cash I barely have on a camera I don’t really need - even if I’m eager to shoot 6*6 medium format, for portraits mainly, being deprived of street shooting for family reasons :-).
I didn’t buy the camera, too dusty to my taste, but that was a real pleasure to toy with it. It’s really easy to load, I didn’t have to check on YouTube to get how to do it. There’s no cell but I’m used to that thanks to my Pola 600SE. The only difficulty is to frame your shot, because when you pan on the left, you frame on the right and vice versa. Not a deal-breaker but something you have to work on, definitely.
I guess I’ll keep on looking for the Rolleiflex or the Hasselblad I want to enjoy true square format - one of my favourites, and one of the few I had not practiced yet..
The reflection of a man and his daughter, Barcelona, July 2012. For those who wonder, I used the leg of an “R” painted on the window that had just given me the opportunity to shoot a reflection.
Some of my new followers, doing a bit of archeology on the blog, have stumbled on this old pic. It’s getting a new life for the past few days. I thought it might be worth a reblog since it’s one of my fave for 2012 and I haven’t had the time to post much last week.
Many of my favourite contemporary street-photogs in there! I’m a huge fan of Jo Paul Wallace, Ksenya Tsykunova and Jack Simon. But the finalists entries are so solid, I’d have had a hard time picking up the 3 winners.