↑Leica M3, 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4, and Kodak Tri-X 400.
A unique portrait Peter and certainly makes you look at the image for some time. Really like it even though it’s not a “classical” portrait image (I think you know what I mean 😉)!
I don’t know, Andy. The very first thing I thought was “classic”! But I mean classic in a 1960s way, not in an 1860s way. This could be straight out of a ’60s issue of LIFE. Put this in a major photography gallery and say it’s from the ’80s or ’90s and say that it was taken by, say, Eve Arnold, and you’ll have people throwing their money at it. It would be in all the books, too, and would be more regarded than the famous shot of Jim Morrison.
Blow it up to 5′ wide.
Andy and Karim, I appreciate the comments.
Alas, this is the last frame you will see with this camera. I had to part again with yet another M3. It (or I) was somehow scratching the rolls of film. So after only being able to salvage two frames in a roll of 24 that I had high hopes for, I called it quits.
Ahhh. Sorry to hear that! So are going to replace it?
I attended a discussion and practical session on large format (5×4) on the weekend. The portraits coming out of this were off the charts for DoF, detail, depth and all the while retaining the characteristics. May have a dabble myself but prefer to rent than buy for now!
Amazing, striking and touching. Peter, don’t give up your M3, just change it. Please. 🙂
Old film cameras show their age and its can be frustrating. I just had to say good bye to one of my favourite cameras – Pentax MZ-3, for similar reason – it started to scratch film, because film transport mechanism wore out. That happened during short getaway vacations, so I understand what does it mean to see your awaited negatives with scratch and think will it happen next time or not, and when next camera will give up.
Shit happens, but we must stay strong and carry our dedication to this amazing medium. 😉
Looking on the bright side of things, scratches on film led me to find and use very good photo defect recovery tool – AKVIS Retoucher. Now I feel a bit safer in such situations…
Thanks for the encouragement. Right now, I’ve decided to back off for a while… very frustrated 😦
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