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In your bag No: 465 – Rusty Fox


In your bag 465, Rusty Fox
Rusty not only has a cool bag, but a very cool name too. And he shoots a camera that I rarely see anyone using. Come and have a look at this cracking bag.

My name is Rusty Fox and I am a city based photographer who live in London for now. And here is my Nylon Domke F6. I shoot mostly 99.9% in B&W films so you can see all of my camera and stuffs are for analogue photography.

And this is what inside my Domke:

Fujifilm GF670W – A Biogon version of GF670, I must say this camera is so good and beyond I expected, this is my main working camera because I mostly work in medium format now, I used Leica M for almost 2 years but I am going for MF as it is more suitable for me at the moment.

Fujifilm Klasse S – I don’t like to carry too much so I only used a P&S for a spare 135 camera, I found this camera is good in most of things but the only thing I will complain about this camera is the noise it makes. But the Tessar it got inside the camera is very good, I like this Klasse better than my Ricoh GR.

GOSSEN Starlite 2 – a good light meter is important for my current still life project, this light meter is pricy but it is almost the best one I can find on the market. (I guess it is not too many people who will still carry a meter like this today.)

HP5 – I shoot in HP5 for most of my pictures, I have been used this films for almost 2 years, I hated it when the first time I used it because I found it too grey for me, but after more and more experience I start to know how to control it and I found the HP5 become the film for me.

And also a Air blower, Battery bag, Lens pens, cleaning cloth, and a note book in this bag.

And about my Pictures and Project.

As I said I am a city based photography but I am not a purely street photographer as I am not interested in people or most of the things like that. I interested more in still life and I am working on my still life project which basically I am going to make everything to turn into still life in my pictures (even for the people). I call this project “Connection/Distance” for now. I just put it on Behance days ago at http://www.behance.net/gallery/In-Rusty-Connection/7275011, if you read my pictures and you will see what I mean Still Life from my pictures. You will find more information on there.

And also please check my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbyhammer/ for my other series and other pictures too, I updated my Flickr every few days (if I have time) and will like to see more pictures from another photographers too, so I hope I will see you very soon on Flickr.

Thanks

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Rusty. I love seeing that GF670W, you rarely see them.
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3 thoughts on “In your bag No: 465 – Rusty Fox”

  1. Very nice bag. I love the 6×7 format; use a Mamiya 7 myself, but am very attracted to the Fuji 67 cameras.

    I’d be very interested to hear more about how you “control” HP5. I haven’t used it myself since it was introduced back in the 70s. Quite frankly I forget now why I stopped using it but these days tend to favour Neopan 400 (which is getting expensive) or Tri-X (which really works better at 200). Can you elaborate a little on your use of HP5? It’s a direction I can see myself heading in…

  2. HI Greg
    Basically the standard HP5 @ 400 has a very grey tone if you compared it with Tri-X or Neopan 400. So I only use HP5 with the high acutance developer and push it a bit to increase the contrast and sharpness, of course at the same time you will gain so much extra grain and also loss some very fine detail (especially for the 135, that’s why I don’t really like to use HP5 for the small format, even for the 50lux asph. It will become way too sharp in a bad way.), but for something that bigger than 135 this problem is not a real problem anymore due to the larger negative factor.
    And one more thing that is important about it is the agitation way for the development, as you know the way for agitation from Kodak(everyone using) and the way Ilford recommend are very different, I suggested you stick with the Ilford way if you work on the HP5 otherwise you will loss quite much detail on the highlight and shadow area.
    As you can see I am using a pretty normal way for HP5 too, but I think the important is the controlling while you developing the film such as agitation, temperature, quality of the water etc. =]

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