Study of a powerline cutting through the landscape.
Polaroid 55 black and white film has a glorious status among photographers because of its delicate tones. It was only produced until 2008. There were projects to manufacture Polaroid 55 film again, but the original film isn’t produced anymore.
Washi is a translucent Japanese paper. It’s made from the bark of trees, often mulberry and hemp. In the Echizen prefecture such paper is manufactured for 1500 years.
I recently used the nightscape camera mode of my smartphone to scan roll film. Then something unexpected happened. There were colours in the black and white film!
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
November is a month when the landscape of the Jura mountains lays in mist – sometimes for days and weeks. It can come as thick fog making orientation in the mountains difficult, or as a light mist obscuring trees. Mist in Jura, photographed with the Horizon swing-lens panoramic camera on Kodak Tri-X 400 black and…… Continue reading Panoramic Mist
Photographing the Swiss Time Trial Championship with a large format camera has been on my mind for a long time. Large format sport photography opposes the slowness of a 4×5″ camera to the speed of the athletes. Opposites attract. I used two kind of films: Kodak Tri-X 320 4×5″ in wooden film holders, and Polaroid…… Continue reading Four Exposures for One Bicycle Race
In Switzerland, working in some sort of office appears to be normal. But not all the Swiss work in banks, some work outside, some even have one of the oldest occupation: There are still shepherds in Switzerland. This shepherd has been moving around the Swiss lowlands since December. The sheep of his herd come from…… Continue reading A Shepherd in Switzerland
Water and sand form constantly changing structures and patterns – ‘sand play’ gets a new meaning. The same happens at a rocky coast, but obviously the process takes much longer. In contrast to the previous blog post with iPhone snaps, the photos below were taken on film. Makina 67, Kodak Tri-X 400, developed in Rodinal…… Continue reading Sand Play