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Photographer Allan Williams and his “wife, muse, and better half” in Allan Williams Photography, Susan, have posted about their recent experiments with Ilford Delta 3200 and a Mamiya 645ADF.
Williams, a self-confessed film grain junkie, was knocked out by the grain. His post explains, “I often used this film in the past when I need to get the shot in near dark conditions, but it occurred to me I have never intentionally used it for portraits in great lighting conditions just for its amazingly rich grain.”
The camera used was a Mamiya 645ADF, a Mamiya 150mm f/2.8 lens, and a Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens. Williams also writes, “Nothing can substitute for real film grain.”
Allan and Susan are located in Franklin, Tennessee. Check out more of their work on their site.
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.
Belgian painter and photographer Wouter Van de Voorde was recently profiled in the Canberra Times. Influenced by artists from David Lynch to Rene Magritte, the article details Van de Voorde’s medium format film photography which documents alternative narratives in and around Canberra, Australia.
Written by Gillian Freeman, the article points readers to Van de Voorde’s show in April at The Photography Room in Queanbeyan.
He includes several bullet point observations and some test shots. “The camera was great to work with. Though larger even than my Leica R8+DMR, it still felt good in my hand and wasn’t hard to hold,” Freund writes.
As reported by the esteemed British Journal of Photography, Los Angeles native Alex Prager has won the latest Foam Paul Huf Award. Known for her saturated film exposures which blur lines across decades by utilizing multigenerational styling, Prager shoots with a Mamiya 645.
The story, written by Olivier Laurent and Diane Smyth, has several great quotes by Prager, and goes into detail on the Foam Paul Huf Award itself.
See more of Alex Prager’s work at her site. Congrats, Alex!
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.
Photographer David Hibbard was featured on the Web site InMenlo this week. The article announces Hibbard’s photo “Tropical Sea Morning” being juried into this year’s photo exhibit at Santa Clara’s Triton Museum.
Hibbard shot a series of photos on a beach in Waimea, Kaua’i. His Mamiya 645AF II with a Phase One P45 digital back was used. He reported the exposure as f/11 at 1/40 of a second. The ISO was 100.
Congrats to David on a great shot. We hope to see more of your work in the future. Read the full post at InMenlo.
A new video on how to turn your Hasselblad into an extreme camera has been posted to our site. It features the Leaf Aptus-II R series, the only digital back in the world with an internally rotating sensor.
Cesar Lloreda Calvo uses a Leaf Aptus-II R series back with his Hasselblad V series camera in the below video. The Leaf Aptus-II R series digital backs are available in both 56MP and 80MP sensors. This video demonstrates how you can bring your Hassy back to life!