Photographer Norman Jean Roy has completed a gorgeous series of photos featuring Drew Barrymore for Neiman Marcus. The great site, Fashion BTS has put together some fine documentation on this collaboration, including a video.
Roy’s photos in this series are saturated, moody, and suit Barrymore’s new hair color well. The shoots were both indoors and out, affording a great spread of different looks, which give the impression of a sizeable project.
Great production and great images. Thanks, Fashion BTS.
A Flickr user has posted a great montage of the Mamiya gear he owns. Posting only his Flickr tag, fazz33, and his first name, Chris, this Mamiya shooter from Canada has a great group of vintage Mamiya cameras, including an RZ67 Pro.
Nice collection and photo, Chris! Check out the rest of his photostream here.
DigitalPhotoPro.com has published an article on photographer Douglas Dubler. Written by Howard Millard, it gives a brief overview of Dubler’s 40 year photographic career, before focusing on his latest work capturing ballet dancers with Mamiya digital technology. Millard touches upon the gear Dubler uses, writing:
“Dubler sat behind a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID fixed atop an Arca-Swiss ballhead on a Gitzo tripod, with an 80-megapixel 6×4.5 Leaf digital back connected to a Mac Pro with a solid-state hard drive from Other World Computing. Lenses from Mamiya included a 110mm, 140mm and 180mm. Two seconds after the strobes fire, the image appears on two large Eizo CG monitors, one for Dubler and the other for the digital tech. One benefit of such a high-resolution back is that Dubler plans to make digital prints 8 feet tall of the single images, with composites stretching to 5×18 feet.”
This story is definitely worth checking out, and is a fine profile of the master of ballet photography.
We’re delighted to announce the winner of our Twitter contest with Scott Bourne of Photofocus.com, Maria, and this time around you get to meet her – Scott made a video while calling her to inform that she’s the lucky winner!
Congratulations to Twitter user @MariaChristie who retweeted to enter Bourne’s contest to the letter. Check out her website at MariaChristie.com. We look forward to seeing what you shoot with your new Mamiya, Christie!
Thanks to everyone for following us on Twitter, and if you didn’t win, Scott Bourne always has a great photographic giveaway happening!
Matt Beardsley recently posted a review of the Mamiya RZ33 on Photoarts Monthly. In this informative article, Beardsley covers all the basics and answers many questions photographers new to medium format cameras may have. He provides some beautiful product photography of his own, showcasing the camera and the RZ67 Pro IID, lenses, and the DM33 digital back, including its various menus. Be sure to view the slideshow at the end of the piece to see all of these.
Going into considerable depth on the DM33, Beardsley raves about its menus and options, including the industry-leading feature of having twelve options for color space. He also points out the RZ33 is one of a shrinking number of bodies which can accept a film back. “I can say the RZ33 gets top marks for beefy build quality. In fact, it might be the only one that feels worthy of its price tag,” he writes.
Beardsley ends his review with the following summary paragraph.
“The classic Mamiya RZ67 line lives on in the RZ33, a big, mechanical camera with both the RZ’s classic, straight-forward machinery and a highly sophisticated 33 MP digital capture system. The camera has a few unique features: a rotating back for landscape or portrait orientation, an all leaf-shutter and widely available line of highly-regarded lenses, a digital back that can also operate on a Mamiya 645DF camera, and the ability to accept a film back (available here as a $4,250 film back kit). Though more modernized and compact digital medium format cameras are available in roughly the same price neighborhood (notably, the Hasselblad H4D-40) the Mamiya RZ33is a unique creative tool, with undeniable character. It is certain to find a place in contemporary photography.”
Thanks, Matt. Love your product shots, and hope to see more soon.
Evan Baines is undertaking a great photographic series of how Americans eat. Baines has some great long exposures of eateries at night. Evoking a weird (in the best sense of that word) vision all his own with morsels of Edward Hopper, Robert Frank, and Raymond Chandler thrown in, we see a great photography book in the making. Medium format black and white film nirvana.
Armed with a Mamiya 7 and Kodak Tri-X film, we think this is a great project with impressive results. Baines also shoots an RZ67. Based in Nashville, Baines travels for weddings and other assignments. We hope to see more of his late night restaurants from other parts of the country. Keep up the great work, Evan!
In one of the best blog posts we’ve seen in a long time, we’re happy to point our readers to Tim Layton’s recent post entitled “The Perfect Duet: Mamiya 7 & RZ67 Pro II.” Layton addresses an audience of “serious photographers including advanced amateurs and professionals” on his choice and use of medium format film cameras.
Using his Mamiya RZ67 for macro work, landscapes, and portraits, Layton praises his Mamiya 7 for “landscape, architecture” and street photography.” By balancing the use of these two tools, Layton has achieved the “perfect duet.”
In this thoughtful article, types of film are discussed, and recommendations are made. Layton includes a handy table breaking down different film sizes and appropriate cameras. The whole piece is definitely worth reading in its entirety. We hope to read and share more of this shooter’s efforts with our Mamiya blog audience in the future.
Be sure to take a few moments to see some of Layton’s beautiful photography here. Thanks for such a great post for medium format film enthusiasts and photographers everywhere, Tim. Great work!