expecting to fly

I am changing sequence of events a bit… normally another shoot should be coming now, but I still have some colour film at Richard’s Photo Lab to be developed and scanned (first time for me – I am very curious about the results!). It was very scary sending the film off with the uncertainty if it would arrive. I received the email from RPL last Friday night (afternoon in LA) that my film has arrived – I was dancing ūüôā

…because of that I will post them together with the other shots from the session whenever I have the scans back… this is one shoot thereafter with my ¬†favorite black model …. she is so¬†beautiful and so nice,¬†it is a real pleasure shooting with her… these are as well the first pics with my new favorite camera, a Plaubel Makina 67… 6×7 was the last “main” format I was not using ….and after seeing a good offer, I decided to change that. I love this camera – it looks a bit awkward, but works like a dream, it folds to a relative small size, is easy to operate and is safely¬†handhold-able¬† down to 1/15th… even 1/8th if you concentrate… the amazing 2.8/80 lens and the large negative format do the rest. I was amazed by the tones. I developed the negatives in a rotary processor for 5 minutes in HC110 (B) and they looked perfect right from the scanner… film was Kodak Tri-x. ¬†I used as well the Nikon FM3A with Tri-X and Polaroid 180 camera with Fuji FP100c and Polaroid Sepia Film…. the polaroids are at the end as you will notice.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely work! love the tones you get! Nice vaeriety of poses and expression, make ofr a great series! Keep up the great work! I follow you on FB and enjoy when I see your images on my news feed!


  2. Jochen Abitz says:

    Wunderbar! Ich freue mich schon jetzt auf die Outdooraufnahmen!
    Jetzt k√∂nnen wir drei einen Makina-Club aufmachen. ūüėČ

    Hochformat kommt super!!
    #11 ist Fav.

  3. Daniel Perez says:

    Favulous Session ¬° Really inspirational for me ¬° I love your natural light work on film

  4. Nasir Hamid says:

    Fantastic tones in these, Jan. Did you have to make any exposure adjustments with your light readings to compensate for the black skin?

    1. micmojo says:

      Thanks – I was thinking about it – but I just metered as usual – maybe with a tendency to expose rather more than less… I am quite happy how it worked out.

      1. jeff says:

        From my knowledge, using a handheld meter(sekonic 358), you are measuring incident light, or ambient light on the subject. Not reflective, like a camera meter will read.

        Using incident metering, light and dark skin expose correctly.

        I prefer using the sekonic meter. Perfect exposure every time.

        How are others metering?

  5. Wonderful pictures Jan!

  6. Tom says:

    Great tones! I love pic 11… fantastic bw!

  7. andrea quattrini says:

    2/7/9/10/11/13/22/24 I love!
    Ancora bravo, bravo!!!! Andrea

  8. Ben Lee says:

    Sometimes deep, sometimes light.

    Beautiful B/W

  9. Alex says:

    Great series. Those pictures show beauty with emotion.

  10. Alex says:

    Great series. Those pictures show beauty with emotion. Got the website wrong in first post.

  11. Andreas says:

    Lovely work Jan! I love the colors you got from the Polaroid 180 + Fuji Film.

  12. Jan, what’s the closest distance the Makina can focus?

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