Category Archives: Leica M3

Black and White Honey.

Honey, on film.

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Disappointed.

It lasted for a split second.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

“The M3… for kids’ sports?” featured on Steve Huff’s site.

Eight of my film images have been featured on SteveHuffPhoto.com as part of the Daily Inspiration:

The M3… for kids’ sports?

The text and images have been reproduced below.

A big THANK YOU to Steve for once again posting my work on his site!

—Peter.


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Hi Steve,

Last year, I wrote a short article for your site called:  The Leica M9… for sports?

This year, I’m still photographing my kids’ sports activities with an M9, but two weeks ago I decided to take my M3 instead.  

I did it for a couple of reasons:  Firstly, I just like the look of film.  Secondly, I thought it would be fun.

Well, 3 rolls of Tri-X 400 later, I ended up with some keepers.  Actually, I ended up with a whole bunch of keepers, and I’m sharing a few here.

Incidentally, if any of your readers are interested in learning about how I process my B&W film, they can read about it here.

Regards,

Peter | Prosophos

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Game face.

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↑Leica M3 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/2.8.

Anticipation, Part III.

Continuing my exploration of photographing kids’ sports with 50+ year old Leica M cameras.

Anticipation, Parts 1 and 2 were posted last week and can be found here and here.

And here’s another example from a few days ago.

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↑Leica M3 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/2.

Jostling for position.

Enveloped by the morning light.

The kind of light that gently sets everything aglow… including the silver halide crystals in this frame of B&W film.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Anticipation, Part II.

Forever 6 yrs old, and happy.

Part I can be found here.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/2.

Anticipation.

Took a roll of Kodak Tri-X to the kids’ ball game…

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/2.

Still life.

When they’re not here.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

The beginning of himself.

He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone… His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Soul.

As captured on film.

I can try and process my digital files to approximate this look, but — for me — the essence of who we are is better conveyed with the older medium.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

A – portrait, revisited.

Suffused with window light, infused with film grain.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

She, then and now (film).

A few years ago, I realized I had never captured her on film.

It was important to me for some reason.

So I started shooting film again.

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2009:

↑Leica M3, Fuji X-tra 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

2010:

↑Leica MP, Ilford HP5 Plus 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

2011:

↑ Leica M2, Ilford HP5 Plus 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

2012:

↑Leica M2, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

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I look at these images now, and follow the path of light:

originating from the late afternoon sun,

filtering through the window,

touching her face before reflecting off,

traversing the distance between us,

bending in the glass elements of a lens,

and finally etching her image onto an organic emulsion.

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The film, like the viewer, is forever altered.

And it all happens in a fraction of a second — just like growing up.

—Peter.

Bedtime stories.

Slowly, under the spell of a good book, falling, falling…

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↑Leica M3, Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Catching.

Catching spangles of light.

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

The interaction.

Glances flicker at Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

This photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

Totem pole.

Toppled on the couch.

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

You, 2.

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

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