Every photographer – doesn´t matter if film or digital – should someday try to shoot a waist-level camera. It is a great experience and really makes you think ten times before press the release button.
Aldo Barranco and a Mamiya 6×7.
Abner Cestari with a Pentax 6×7.
Fabio Oliveira with a Pentax 6×7.
And notice he took the above photo with a Contax 645.
Erika Mayumi using my Hasselblad.
Erika was shooting Barbara Bombachini shooting her Mamiya 6×7.
Carolina Amorim with a Rolleiflex.
Ziza Gomes with a toy camera.
Julio Bernardelli sent me this picture of his Olympus
Trip 35 SP (thank you, Oscar) that he has for more than 30 years.
Last Saturday I went downtown to pick-up some developed films and met this guy, Daniel Ortunho, with his beautifull Pentax Spotmatic he got from his father.
Guilherme Magalhães with a black Nikon FM.
Gustavo Mahoney poses with a Rolleiflex 2.8D.
José Pavoski looks through a Rolleiflex 2.8F.
Paulo Ferraz checks an unknown camera.
Ricardo Takamura ducks to shoot his Nikon F.
Tatiana Gaclik with a Phenix (first time I see this brand).
Ana Júlia Fernandes shows her Olympus OM2.
Bárbara Rossi with a Mamiya C330.
Kenji Munekata holds a Rolleiflex 3.5F.
Paulo José in three moments.
Thaiane Lima takes a picture in a mirror. Notice the Zenit in her daughter´s hands.
Angelo Bonini seem very happy with his Polaroid 400.
Well, if you are a straight guy that love film photography and TLR cameras…
A few months ago another Playboy magazine portraied a girl holding a Rolleiflex in its cover. It was the second time it happens in a short period (the first time is here) and I thougth it would be nice to show more sexy girls with TLR cameras.
I have no idea why a naked girl would be more sexy holding a Rolleiflex. For me a girl is sexy naked or clothed and a camera is just a tool to take pictures.
I really would appreciate comments on this subject: why a camera can be sexy?
Vagner Luiz with a black Nikon.
Vagner built his own 4×5 camera. My respects.
Bruno Leonardelli shooting a Hasselblad.
Caroline Bittencourt with what I think is a Canon A-1 (not sure).
Ale Anselmi looks through a Pentax K1000.
Edson Ferreira is a professional photographer that works mostly with a Hasselblad and film. Take a look at his facebook page.
Fabio Yamaji in the mirror with a Nikon FM-something.
Fabio works with animation and he made a stopmotion clip for 2001 Rio Film Festival using strips of films.
Here a youtube video for the making-of. Very impressive!!
Yesterday near 2 million people went to the streets in the biggest rally against a government in Brazil´s history. I hate comunism and off course I was there too. As soon as I got to the rally I found this girl, Bruna, with a Pentax K1000 hanging from her neck. I showed her my “new” camera (see bellow) and she agreed to let me take her pictures
A few months ago I needed some cash and I decided to sell my dream team of (very expensive) Contax lenses and (not so much expensive) Yashica cameras.
You know, trading stuffs here and there I end up with three Nikon lenses that I never used: 55mm f/1.2, 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8. They were in pretty fair conditions, with lots of scratches and cosmetic wear. But I thought it was time to give´em a try and I bought a black Nikkormat in near the same conditions than the lenses. Now I´m shooting this.
I still have these lenses:
– Planar 85mm f/1.4.
– Distagon 25mm f/2.8.
– Tele-Tessar 200mm f/3.5.
If you are interested, please, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.