Week #33 – Process Differences

As I wrote in my last post a week ago I had split the films I brougth back from a short vacation in Italy and had sent two of them to a professional lab for development and scanning. It was a 35mm Fuji Velvia 50 slide-film (which I am unable to develop at home anyway)…

Week #32 – Lago di Garda, Italy

We went to Italy for five days. Along with me I took my trusty Nikon EM, equipped with the one-and-only 1.8/50 Series E and together with my Ilford Craftsman 6×6. Both ladies wouldn´t have dreamt of getting there in their lives, I guess. I remember buying the Nikon way back in 1979 when I was…

Week #30 – Bows & flows of Angel hair…

Currently it is hot & sunny in the South of Germany. People are seeking for shady places in street cafe´s or go for a swim. We have that nice little lake nearby, surrounded by meadows and trees. People love it. There is a path leading all around the lake and it usually takes an hour…

Week #29 -Summer in the City

Trying to find the weakest link in the workflow-chain I took my reliable Canon EOS 30, loaded her with a brand new CHM 100 film and bought a new bottle of Adonal developer. The results came out better, indeed, than using outdated material. Seems like one has to have special skills to compensate the difficulties…

Week #27 – my analogue wedding

As you might remember from my last post we had been invited to a wedding party within the family and I was wondering if I should take digital or film gear with me. Well, I finally took the EOS 30, my EF 1.8/85 together with the EF 2.8/40 and two rolls of outdated Fuji Velvia. To minimize failures I…

Week #26 – Back again?

For those who will remember me, my last post was in week #17 and it was called “Taking a Break” . By then I had some really bad results with film – all being my own fault. So I stuffed it all away and turned to digital. To simply point and click and transfer the…

Week #17 – Taking a break.

I did not load any film since week #16. Feeling kind of pissed about the results and failures of the last rolls. Seems like my expectations concerning picture quality rose above my  capabilities of making them come true using film. My fault of course. I returned to shooting film to slow down after the usual digital detour. Fumbling…

Week #16 – Pictures of an exhibition

We are having what is called “the biggest industrial fair in the world” here in Hannover, Germany. The company that pays my bills had sent me over to build the booth for our products. We are into bearings and guide systems and always looking for new customers. This year it was a little bit special…

week #15 – Billboards

We are having this discussion at the moment in Germany that the government wants to abolish advertising for cigarettes on billboards. This is of course completely ridiculous. Just think about it: not the product itself is bad and should be abolished, but the ads are! However, for me it was like an alarm bell to…

Week #14 – Spring! is in the air…

… and I sprung. These days are fabulous. Seems like mother nature is forcing herself to hold her breath just to make sure not to explode into color and light too soon. Nights are still quite chilly and when the wind happens to come from the East frost may be his companion. I am very…

Week #13 – My analogue GoPro

Easter Sunday and time for a ride in the morning – Priceless!  🙂 For documentation I took my analogue GoPro with me. Which means I hung the EOS 30 round my neck and tried to fix it using the zipper of my biker jacket. The camera was equipped with the fabulous EF 2.8/40 pancake, set on…

Week #12 – Dark Side of the Moon

This roll is dedicated to my daughter. Some days ago it was her birthday- she hung one more year on the line. It was the 20th anniversary of her birth and she decided to have a party with good friends. The more surprising was it, that I was invited, too. The party took place at the…