A Blue Door.
This is a picture of a blue door. I took it because I loved the colour of the door.
Nothing more. There is no bullshit justification that this represents man’s struggle against nature in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1860’s. It’s just a blue door.
And I love it.
Hasselblad 500C. Portra 800 1/125@f/8.
Le Petit Monsieur
I was walking to the metro station after buying some film and walking down camera street, when I saw this guy and his owner walking.
I dropped my camera and took a picture of him pulling away. His owner got interested and asked if he could see the photo. I explained to him that it’s a film camera and I’d have to develop the photo for him to see it.
As he was starting to walk away, I told him I can email him the photo.
He then spent a good ten minutes explaining to me that he doesn’t want a capital T, but a lower case one. I actually went and added another keyboard on my phone for him to type it, but he couldn’t figure out how to set lowercase letters. I had no idea what he was saying because he spoke poor English, so I ended up giving him a piece of paper and asking him to write it the traditional way.
While he was doing that, I dropped my camera again and took this snap of his dog.
Then his dog started barking at me again…
Hasselblad 500C Portra 800 1/250 @ f/8.
Up on the hill where the Sacre Coeur stands.
This was taken after my co-worker, Anna (no, this is the cool fun one I like to hang out with), and I went to the Basilique de Sacre Coeur. We took a walk around the hills, walked between all the souvenir vendors, I had a giant hotdog in a baguette, then we had gelato, and bought postcards.
What I find impressive about this particular shot is how the film managed to capture all the highlights and didn’t blow the background out. You can see there are 3 layers to this photo: the dark shadow part, the bright middle section, and the far back with faint shapes of the horizon. When I shot, I exposed between the shadow area and the brightly lit part to try to get as much info in the shot. And it worked. And I love it.
I know for a fact that my digital camera would completely blow out the far back.
Fuji 400, expired since 2006. Hasselblad 500C 1/125 @f/5.6.