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As found locally. I thought he would reproduce well on black and white so took a couple of shots.

Photographed with a Mamiya C220 Professional medium format twin lens reflex on ILFORD Pan F Plus (ISO 50) roll film. The bellows fitted to the Mamiya enable you to focus at very close range. The Mamiya C series are one of very few TLR types capable of accepting interchangeable lenses. The C220 was fitted with a Mamiya Sekor 80mm f/2.8 taking lens for this image. As I recall the camera was mounted on a tripod. Home developed in ILFORD ID-11 developer.

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Tasmanian Brett Rogers captures landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographs in and around his home town of Hobart. He also provides quality black and white film processing services and tuition in traditional film photography.

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Comments

  • James2001
    James2001almost 3 years ago

    Great composition Brett, perfect focus right on the eye. Is there a story behind him? James

  • No real story to tell, he resides at a friend’s place up the road but I’d never really noticed him before. When I did, I thought black and white might work well. As soon as I pulled the film out of the tank my eye gravitated to this frame, so I’m glad I tried it. Thanks so much for the positive comment.
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Geoff Dodd
    Geoff Doddalmost 3 years ago

    Great composition and gorgeous light. Is the Mamiya a new addition to your collection??

  • Thanks Geoff, really appreciate that. The Mamiya is on loan at the moment from a nice man who lives in Hobart and has even more old cameras than me! I’ve only put one roll through it so far, but I really like it. I may have the option of buying it and I’d be very happy to keep it. They’re not as pretty as a Rollei, but the ability to focus at very close distance because of the bellows and capacity to change lenses are very appealing. As you can see, the centre sharpness of the Mamiya-Sekor lens is excellent too!
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 3 years ago

    Lovely lighting shaping the face, Brett, and I like the composition and the bokeh in the background. Nice work!

  • Thanks Odille! As I mentioned to Geoff the Mamiya features bellows focus so it is possible to focus at very close range and to isolate the background quite effectively. Tasmania has some wonderful light and turned some on for me, happily.
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • James2001
    James2001almost 3 years ago

  • Thanks James; it’s an honour to get a feature in the only black and white group dedicated to film imaging! I’m truly delighted.
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • mewalsh
    mewalshalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Brett – nice work for first roll through the C220! Depth of field is perfect and you’ve placed the skyline in just the right spot.

  • Hi Michelle, thanks so much, really appreciate your kind words!
    Cheers,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you! Sometimes they really do fall into your lap though. The light drew me to him, and the camera did the rest…
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Ólafur Már Sigurðsson
    Ólafur Már Sig...almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant focus and depth of field. It’s 3D like.

  • Thanks, so much! That “3D” effect is why I tend to shoot more medium format than anything else these days.
    Regards,
    Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01almost 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Greg, delighted about that!
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

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