It was my birthday last week and my fiancee asked me what would I like to do. I didn’t really have anything that I could really think of other than photography time. So, she agreed to accompany me on a photography walk downtown in LA and as she was looking for a few things we started in the ‘fashion district’.
My fiancee is someone who likes to have a plan and ideally an itinerary, by the very least a goal to aim for. By contrast I am happy to wander aimlessly just looking about and seeing what I see.
A Mamiya TLR from the ‘C’ series has been on my list of desires for a long time and I never really thought I would own one. These were the professional cameras used by wedding photographers all over the place throughout the 70s and 80s and have always been at a price point well beyond what I could justify. They’re not especially attractive cameras (though all TLRs have a classic look in my opinion) but they are solid work horses and can take a lot of use (or abuse).
As we approach All Hallows’ Eve I have two things planned starting tomorrow; first off a series of scary and/or creepy images to get us in the mood and second, a departure from the normal themes of this blog, a short story which will be serialized throughout the week so look out for ‘TLR: A story‘ Continue reading “Coming soon…”→
I have mentioned this camera before but wanted to add more detail (and add better pictures). The Brillant was first sold in around 1932; early models used a simple zone style focussing method (as opposed to actual distance) with the operator selecting portrait, landscape etc.
This is one of my favourites and one of two (true) Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras I have. It’s not the best TLR in the world by any means but I like the simplicity of it and it works very well. Continue reading “Cameras: Halina AI”→