Elegance

elegance

ˈɛlɪɡ(ə)ns/

noun

…the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

 

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Infared Action

What happens when you shoot infrared (which forces you to work with low shutter speeds) and action happens !!! 

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Sunset

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Soundcheck on film

Last weekend I was covering a rock concert. I was shooting video but I found some time during soundcheck to shoot a roll of film with the Nikon F801s and the 50mm f/1.4 lens.

I had to push Ilford HP5 at ISO 1600 in order to get a decent shutter speed at f/1.4 and f/2. The film was developed with Ilford Ilfotec DD-X, an excellent developer for pushing films. Development time was 14 minutes at 20C. Pushing HP5 by two stops increases contrast a lot , and this is really a look I had always liked!

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Velvia II 4K slideshow

This is the second part of my Velvia slideshow video. Images taken  with the wonderful Fuji Velvia 50 slide film. All images were taken with the Plaubel Makina 67 and Mamiya 645 Pro TL cameras.

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Limited Edition Infrared Prints

A new series of limited edition prints of infrared photos are available for sale on my eshop.

Only 20 prints of each image are available, hand signed and at 30x20cm size (11.8 x 7.8 inches).

All prints include a 1″ white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired. Free shipping worldwide.

 

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New prints for sale

I have added new fine art prints for sale in my eshop, including three infrared signed limited editions of 20 prints. You can visit my eshop by clicking here.

 

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Waterfalls

A collection of waterfall images from my archive.

(click on each image to see larger size).

(Sony A7s, Sony 24-70mm f/4 lens)

 

(Sony A7s, Sony 24-70mm f/4 lens)

 

(Nikon D700, Nikon 24mm f/2.8 lens)

 

(Nikon D700, Nikon 135mm f/2 lens)

 

(Leica M8, Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 lens, B+W 092 infrared filter)

 

(Leica M8, Leica Voigtlander Skopar 21mm f/4  lens, B+W 092 infrared filter)

 

(Leica M8, Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 lens, B+W 092 infrared filter)

 

(Leica M1, Leica Elmar 50mm f/2.8 lens, Fuji Velvia 50 film)

 

(Mamiya 645, Mamiya Sekkor-C 80mm f/2.8 lens, Kodak TMAX 100 film)

 

(Plaubel Makina 67, Ilford XP2 400 film)

 

 

(Mamiya 645, Sekkor-C 45mm f/2.8 lens, Ilford Delta 100 film)

(Mamiya 645, Sekkor-C 45mm f/2.8 lens, Ilford Delta 100 film)

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Infrared Athens

Infrared photos taken in Athens, GREECE  with a Leica M8 camera and B+W 092 IR filter. A unique camera, the M8 has been with me for many years now and is still alive and kicking! One of the best cameras for street photography, and of course you get the added benefit of an infrared camera that can be shot handheld at decent shutter speeds.

(click on each image to view large size).

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Exploring Sprocket Rocket camera

A special film camera for today’s pos, the Sprocket Rocket. . It’s made from Lomography (I also used to own the Holga 120WPC medium format panoramic pinhole camera, Lomo Products are great toy cameras with a distinct look on their images).
The Sprocket takes 35mm film, so you get a lot of panoramic shots per film. It’s distinctive characteristic is of course the one you will notice on the image below (no words needed !!)

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As with most of Lomograghy cameras, it’s operation is pretty basic. You get to choose between f11 and f16 (I almost always shoot it on the f11), and there are two shutter speed options, 1/100 and Bulb. With Bulb you need to keep the shutter lever down for the whole exposure time (I would prefer a cable release option like the Holga 120WPC, since holding the lever for a long time is not ideal). You can always attach a string with a pebble for example on the shutter lever to keep it down but that’s too much innovation for me 🙂
You also get to choose between 0.6-1m focus and infinity. You advance the film using two knobs (wind and rewind), so double exposure is easy, also you can fully rewind the film and shoot all over again to create double or multiple exposures on the same frame.
The frame indicator is easy to read and allows you to advance the film with good precision so that you don’t overlap frames.

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The viewfinder is not very accurate so it takes a couple of rolls to guess the exact frame (I wear glasses so maybe that’s my fault). The fixed shutter speed of 1/100 makes it tricky to get the correct exposure, basically you just shoot (or put the camera on a tripod if you want to use longer speeds). That fixed speed also defines pretty much the speed of film you will use. From my personal experience I have concluded that ISO 400 and ISO 200 films work best for daylight shots. My main choices are Fujicolor 200 (a cheap film which get the job done since the image quality of the Sprocket Rocket is of course not on par with a “normal” camera). Also the Fuji Superia XTRA-400 provides both the speed and color saturation for a good image.

There is also a removable mask inside the camera so that you choose whether you want the sprockets on your photos or just normal panoramic frames.
Basically, that’s all about the Sprocket Rocket camera. I always enjoy using Lomography cameras, they are fun to use and many times the results are worth it !!
Enough with words, here are the images (all shot with the Sprocket Rocket loaded with Fujicolor 200 film).

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