Friday, September 30, 2011

Eastern Freeway Overpass.

freeway by fixiedouche
freeway, a photo by fixiedouche on Flickr.
Shot on Fuji Across100 using a Holga 120N.

Chairs in the Burke Street Mall.

chairs by fixiedouche
chairs, a photo by fixiedouche on Flickr.
Shot on Fuji Across100 using a Holga 120N.

Mamiya RB67 Pro S Camera.....

Just purchased a new (well second hand but new to me) Mamiya RB67 Pro S camera.

It's a Medium Format film camera (no digital here). It uses 120mm film and takes a 6x7 neg compared to the more traditional medium format size of 6x4.5.. The kit I bought came with the traditional folding View Finder as well as the Metered View Finder pictured here.

I can't wait to sink my teeth in and take a heap of shots...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Platon Widely tomorrow.... SUPER SIKED!!!

Well I'm off tomorrow to the Semi Permnent Master Class to be held by Platon Widely.

Platon has given us some beautiful images, and is arguably one of the champions of close up Portrait Photographers. I love the ideas and images Platon comes up with. He seems to have a wonderful report with his sitters, and seems to get some really special out of them.

There is always an unusual warmth in his photos. I love the way the photos draw you in. You tray and engage the sitter even though you have no way of getting a response. Every picture I look at is like drinking honey.

Can't wait to meet the man..

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Camera Search..... The new Beginning...

Well looking at new cameras at the moment, as well as second handy's.

So what kinda thing am I looking for. Well it's time to go Medium Format Film with the hope to go Digital later on. I have closed in on a couple of possibility's.

Mamiya 645 is looking pretty good right about now. I have seen a few Hasselblad as well, but they seem to be right out of my price range. Bronica have a couple of nice camera's, but again they are getting up there dollar wise.

So now it's a search to the death.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New film from Lofico..

Just ordered a bunch of film from lofico for my 120mm and 35mm cameras.

I love the look you can get on Film and from no where else.  The 120mm gives such nice depth and feel. The 35mm has such a natural grain and tone.

Can't wait to get my new Film!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Crumpler Brazillion Dollar Home now in my Home..

Well I have pondered and pondered this decision for ages, and decided to get the Crumpler Brazillion-Dollar-Home. This is a MASSIVE bag!! I'm looking forward to getting all my stuff inside it and see where and how it all fits in.

I will give it a few months and write a full report for you..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Platon Widely to give a Master Class

I just found out that one of my favorite Portrait Photographers Platon Widely is giving a seminar at the Semi-Permanent Melbourne creative conferences.

At $160 it's worth every cent to hear this man talk about his photographs and the process he uses to get his images.

Can't wait!!!