A photowalk during the Covid lockdown in december 2020. I took some pictures in my neighbourhood with the Voigtlander Bessa R. I have many camera’s, mostly SLR and I have to get used to a rangefinder. I like this image. People and businesses had to find ways to get around during the lockdown and here you can see what they came up with.
When I was young I didn’t have a camera. My father had a camera but I didn’t dare to touch it and he never let me try it. I remember a Olympus half frame and a small Rollei. In the mid seventies I got a 126 cassette film camera but I can’t remember the brand, I think Agfa. That summer we traveled for the first time to Spain and I did feel like a real photographer. Proudly showing my camera that I carried in a small etui fastened at my belt I felt great!
After that I visit every camera store I did see and I looked at the camera’s in the shop window and get inside for all the leaflets of brands as Hasselblad, Nikon, Pentax etc. With the little money that I had as a 14 year old kid far out of reach!
Why I start this project
I’ve got it from reading “The Street Photographer’s Manual”
The idea or inspiration: “In October 1995 photographer Christopher Rauschenberg took a pair of scissors to a standard map of Portland and cut it into 98 pieces. He then invited a group of 12 Portland photographers, using a variety of cameras, films, formats, and digital processes, to all photograph the randomly selected square each month. Continue reading “Rotterdam Grid Project. Photographing Rotterdam in squares!”
Inspired by a citywide portrait of New York City, circa 2002-2004
A series by Lisa Gidley.
Lisa Gidley: “Station to Station is a project in which I took a photo within a square block of each of New York City’s subway stations. It began when I realized that despite living in the city for seven years, I’d been to barely a quarter of the subway stops. I decided to make a portrait of the city, one station at a time.
Each photo was made within a square block (square block is 264×900 feet/80mx274m) of one of the station’s entrances or exits, generally less than two minutes’ walk away. No photo could include the subway station itself. (Elevated outdoor tracks were fair game, though.) All photos were made with a medium-format camera on negative film and printed in a color darkroom. Continue reading “Station to station project, a portrait of the city, one station at a time”
Recently I took one of them for a few photowalks paired with the Pentax 40mm pancake lens. Here a few samples of the roll.
At last, week 2 with the Minolta Dynax 5 is over. A bit disappointing in using it, I didn’t like the lens, a standard Minolta kitlens 35-70mm F4.0. Not really usable in low light but even in the light of fall it didn’t work well. Autofocus was nah and the color rendering not spectaculair. I also used a film that is not to spectaculair – Agfa Vista Plus 200 – so my heart didn’t beat faster with this combo.