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With 4×5 in New York – The red beast on tour!

5. May 2015

*Above are Instgram shots (just sayin…)

Just came back from my trip to New York City. It was my second time in the city which never sleeps and I have to say it’s always a challenge to get some “new” perspectives. I just don’t want to be the thousandth photographer which comes back with the same kind of images like literally everybody else has.

If you have ever been to New York then you will know you have to walk everywhere to explore it. Of course you can buy a 7 days pass for 30 bucks (which are btw is a good investment) but taken the Metro still sucks because of its network. I learned that when the metro system was built, there were a lot of private companies involved and that’s why nothing really works together. If you want to go up or downtown no problem, but east to west and the other way round – nope, you’ve gotta walk! Continue Reading…

Analogue, Large format, Spotlight

Red Leather, Rangefinder and some Chrome – Polaroid 110A/B 4×5 Conversion

13. March 2015

I know another post about film photography, but it’s so exciting! This is my new true love camera… A  custom-made piece which I got earlier this year and at the first view I can say Wohoooo…. but let’s start from the beginning.

At the end of 2013 I started taking pictures or better I should say using a 4×5 large format camera for a fair amount of my landscape and urban shots. Unfortunately I don’t have all the time to develop and scan my negatives – I wish I had! Anyway, my current large format camera (Chamonix 45N2) is made out of wood, aluminium and composite material and is therefore one of the lightest 4×5 cameras money can buy and I am really happy with this piece of chinese craftsman ship. I have to say I was quite impressed when I got mine. Even though it’s small, foldable and light I was always looking for something easierer to use.

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Analogue, Photography, Spotlight, Thougths

Film Photography – A fashion statement?

26. February 2015

Großformat Equipment - Fokussierlupe, Einstelltuch, Planfilmkassetten

Couple of days ago I was listen to an interesting talk on the radio while I was heading to the mountains for my first snowboard ride this winter. Neil Young, Canadian rock musician said “A lot of people who buy vinyl today don’t realize that they’re listening to CD masters on vinyl, and that’s because the record companies have figured out that people want vinyl. And they’re only making CD masters in digital, so all the new products that come out on vinyl are actually CDs on vinyl” Actually that’s not right. A lot of new tracks today are only available for records but anyway this is not the point here.

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