wow, so, i’ve never been very good at these kinds of things. but i feel like this is a long time coming now. i’ve had this blog a little less than a month and i’m already pushing 400 of you beautiful beans, and i think it’s high time i show my appreciation! honestly, i haven’t felt this welcome in a community for a long time, and it’s really refreshing to find some many people that are open and welcome to not just my interpretation of this dumb cowboy, but me as a person. because of yall, and your support, i’ve managed to wriggle my way out of my shy shell and make some wonderful friends that i downright adore. so, here’s a shout out to yall!
This 1930 Ford looks like a Matchbox car at 1:1 scale. That big hunk of chrome up front pushes out 1,400 horsepower, with the radiator tucked away behind the seat to better show it off. Believe it or not, this car is real steel as well
(12o film (fomapan 1oo pushed to iso 4oo), scanned negatives)
this really didn’t work as imagined. one mistake was to use the 5omm lens, which is actually quite an obvious mistake (because the wide-angle lens already distorts the space and with that captures too much of it to make sense in this arrangement) but it seems that i do have to make the most obvious mistakes, it’s just not possible for me to let them pass by. the other problem is the light - bright sunshine and deep shadows and me obviously not knowing how to meter this or how to compensate. though maybe it would have been a lesser problem with the 127mm lens. as the 5omm captures so much space and with that so many details, those become too small in the pictures and eventually lose that what interests me about this place. so i’d like to reshoot this sometime in the future and i hope i will have enough motivation to do that, even though photo class is over. but i love this place and still think this idea could work well here.
btw: i shot all of these handheld. so if you’re a guy and you can’t shoot handheld with your mamiya in the weirdest positions for like three hours you should put up some weights and work your arms ;p my back was aching afterwards though