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Nostalgia trice over. First, unseen, the fact that this image was shot using a quite old Pentax-A 1:1.7 50mm. A lens, if I’m not mistaking, from somewhere out of the 1980’s. Secondly, inspired by the many excellent ttv shots on Redbubble, I shot this through the view finder of my old Mamiya 645. Finally, the “main” subject of the shot, 3 old cameras from my collection. So, pure nostalgia, trice over.

As usual ,I used my trusty Pentax K10D and my very own painted with light technique but with one thing different from my regular work flow. I decided to convert this shot into black and white using the Rob Carr method and giving it a silver gelatine finish.

For your information, this was truly shot through the viewfinder. No photoshop was used to get the 3 little cameras in there. This was not an easy set-up and down right very hard to light with a torch light!

More camera themed nostalgia


  • tdn14277
    tdn14277over 3 years ago

    Magic Peter ! Excellent execution of technique…nostalgia indeed. This brought back memories straight away of my very first medium format camera, which was the classic mechanical M645…great work !

  • Thanks so much Tim, it’s always great to see that one’s work provokes an emotion!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Remarkable! And a very appealing sight. As always I love your talent in painting with light.

  • Thank you Jan, glad you like it!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 3 years ago

    Five times a reason why this should be a winner! All the camera’s! Great work Peter!

  • Many thanks Taschja, long time no see!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations on your feature April 13th, 2011

  • Thanks! I’m very honoured to be featured.

    – Peter Zentjens

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic DOF…tones and LIGHTING :)

  • Thanks so much for the honour Jacqleen, glad you like it!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • linifer
    liniferover 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Many thanks for comment & fav!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting.

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    wonderful piece !!!! FAVE!!

  • Glad you think it so Jules, thanks for faving!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    Amazing concept and results Peter!! Fantastic work and image!! *-)

  • Thanks ever so much my friend!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

    Een waar kunststukje Peter :))

  • Dank u! :)

    – Peter Zentjens

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