Filmepalooza is a meeting to celebrate film photography organized by André Correa (the guy with Rolleiflex t-shirt). The first Filmepalooza took place at the end of last year and was a nice event with lots of people showing their film cameras (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Yesterday we had Filmepalooza #2 “Winter Season” (there will be a “Summer Season” this year).
Alex Villegas was one of the lecturers and he talked about LF photography.
Here he is with one of his cameras.
Buying films is an important task if you want keep shooting. So I´m always looking for cheap expired films to buy (1, 2, 3, 4) and freeze (1, 2). These are my last findings (I decided a few months ago I would shoot only BW and Chrome films).
Today I accidentally met this guy, Vinicius, working on a computer service shop.
Ten years ago he had a camera shop in downtown from where he keeps some leftovers in this shelves.
There´s a bit of everything: Spotmatic, Leicas R, Voigtländer, Lubitel, Rolleiflex, Elmoflex, Halina, Yashica MAT, Ikoflex, Ansco, Petri and lots of lenses (including some LF lenses) and accessories.
He also had this rare Exakta Ihagee with Carl Zeiss Jena 80 mm f/2.0 lens and film 127. Apparently only a few of this camera were made (maybe one hundred).
Speaking about LF, the same guy who organized the contest is organizing a LF Workshop.
Esquinadafoto is a small internet forum that curiously gathered many film photographers, despite not have been made with this in mind. It is the brazilian version of apug.org.
Recently one member organized a large-format photo contest:
Six contestant competed (in order of award).
Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places in Sao Paulo. It´s a huge park, calm and full of nature where you can easily spot wild animals like monkeys, sloths, capybaras and others.
It´s a very photogenic place with lots and lots of photographers but it´s not easy find someone using film (this was the last time it happened).
Yesterday wasn´t quite the same, but close enough: meet Lin and his beautifull Hasselblad with Leaf back.
I love my Rolleiflex but sometimes I miss shooting with a wideangle lens. So since a few months ago I was willing to have a Hasselblad, not only because the possibility to change lenses but also because I heard so much about the quality of its lenses.
Thanks to the digital era the price of film camera dropped to almost nothing and this weekend I could afford to purchase a Hasselblad 500C/M with four lenses (Distagon 50/4, Planar 80/2.8, Sonnar 150/4 and Sonnar 250/5.6) and four A12 backs.
All on its original leather case.
The case is in bad shape but the gear is OK. I will soon take it to a CLA at Mr. Peres.