I recently had a blast shooting at a Vintage Festival in London and thought your readers might be interested in hearing about it. The festival celebrates 5 decades of British fashion, music and culture. It really was a photographers paradise with so many people turning up in immaculate period clothing and pristine cosmetics, all eager to please anyone who wanted to take their photograph! I also made things a little more interesting by arranging for two period actresses to come along and pose exclusively for me. It was an idea that worked out well as the extra time allowed me to produce something a bit more classy than the average grab shot with a stranger.
I shot mostly with the M9 and 50mm Summilux ASPH but when I needed extra reach I used the new Panasonic Lumix G3 with the 35mm 1.4 ASPH the 50 or the 75mm f2 ASPH APO, I don’t actually own any micro four thirds lenses currently. Although I can only use jpegs from the G3 the file quality was very good.
Here are some of my favourites from the weekend, firstly M9 50mm shots:
below: this is Clare Lane who modelled for me and is currently acting in a Noel Coward play in London
below: this is Lexie who modeled for me and does a lot of period drama work for television
Now these below are from the G3 with Leica aspherical glass all shot at ISO 800:
below: Adam Ant
below: Sandie Shaw
More shots are of course available at the blog on my website www.buchangrant.com
Neil Buchan Grant
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