I submitted a pic a while ago of a motorbike jumping out of a stairwell and thought it’s about time to share something else, also a bit of a life change from the loving Leica M9 to film! After reading about your review on the Leica MP and the gorgeous photos you get from film I thought I’d give it a crack. I grew up in a era where digital was the norm so missed out on the joys of film, the smells, the feel, you can almost taste the emulsion. Seeing my photos appear almost magically onto a piece of film as it dries in the bathroom really makes me feel….accomplished… I can actually finally say, I’m a photographer. I made the switch from canon to Leica this year and since have come to love the rangefinder way of shooting. It certainly has slowed me down. But not enough…..
I knew after my first few rolls of film through an M6 that I needed the pace only film brings. The technical approach needed to nailing exposure and framing as each shot cost money really makes it feel special. Since then my gorgeous M9 has sat in it’s bag for almost 3 months…. criminal! The love of film has taken hold and I’ve made my M6, and newly acquired Hasselblad H1 the new “old” babies in my camera bag. Who says film is dead……
The following shots in order are
Leica M9 35mm ND1.2
Leica M9, lens unknown only a 35 or 50.
Hasselblad H1 Kodak T-max
Hasselblad H1 Kodak T-max 2.8