Tabletop of Broken Dreams by Peter Zentjens


Small (23.2" x 15.5")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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
    tdn14277about 4 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
    JanTabout 4 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
    Hepsabout 4 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
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

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

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

    – Peter Zentjens

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic DOF…tones and LIGHTING :)

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

    – Peter Zentjens

  • linifer
    liniferabout 4 years ago

    Nice work

  • Many thanks for comment & fav!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting.

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 4 years ago

    wonderful piece !!!! FAVE!!

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

    – Peter Zentjens

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 4 years ago

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

  • Thanks ever so much my friend!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Een waar kunststukje Peter :))

  • Dank u! :)

    – Peter Zentjens

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