This series of panaramas was taken with a handmade camera using 120 film. The eccentric nature of the image is probably down to the eccentric nature of the camera! My father made it for me out of painted panels of MDF and a bit of twiddling …. oh and really nice Mamiya 1:6.3, 65mm lens.
This is one of my favourite driveby images in the city hub. Its looking back towards the city and at the Redfern Housing Commission Blocks at the back edge of Redfern and Surry Hills. If you look really closely you will see a tiny little Centrepoint Tower next to the smallest of the tower blocks. Just over to the right of that in the sky is a tiny little dot which is actally a helicopter flying a huge Aussie flag. Because of the size and quality of the negative, if this was blown up to mural size you would be able to see the all the details on the flag and the helicopter. I would estimate this negative to be the equivent of around 250-300 megapixels. Film will never die!
The colour balance is what happened when I scanned it and I love it . It seems to suit the other worldly sense of place in this image. I hope you guys like it too. Below is a thumbnail of some Dad’s camera’s
His camera always produced much better photo ’s technically than mine but I maintain that the mistakes I made with mine made for a more interesting image :)