Japan Camera Hunter http://www.japancamerahunter.com Find the camera of your dreams Fri, 29 May 2015 18:58:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Inspired Eye Vol: 22http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/inspired-eye-vol-22/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/inspired-eye-vol-22/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 02:32:57 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20832 Inspired Eye Digital Magazine Vol: 22 In this new issue of Inspired Eye, you can see the offbeat, color work of Vadim Timoskins exploring juxtapositions in street photography and contemplate the pastel tones of the failures of Superman in “No Superhero” by Markus Ole Jorgensen. Furthermore, you can see how in “mirrored” two photographers separated […]

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Inspired Eye Digital Magazine Vol: 22
In this new issue of Inspired Eye, you can see the offbeat, color work of Vadim Timoskins exploring juxtapositions in street photography and contemplate the pastel tones of the failures of Superman in “No Superhero” by Markus Ole Jorgensen.

Furthermore, you can see how in “mirrored” two photographers separated by land find common themes within their work, and you can also listen to Richard Histon as he dispenses wisdom from 3 decades of people watching, while Figueredo Veliz offers us a rare, eclectic look at his home of Cuba.

There are much more interviews from black and white street photographers and other fine artists within 278 beautifully laid out pages (140 spreads)

Get a subscription, you save on 2 issues!

Follow the link and sign up for your copy now. And by clicking this link you are also supporting JCH too.
http://www.theinspiredeye.net/street-photography-magazine/?ap_id=jpnch

And now Inspired Eye is offering 1 on 1 photography sessions online.
Online photography sessions
Since everyone is unique in their photography walk, the photography sessions will be take into account where you are first and then fill any gap of knowledge you might have. Afterwards we will start teaching you about the photographer’s eye, heart and mind….a whole new way of seeing.

Your learning will be accelerated with the Inspired Eye method, a method developed by Don Springer and Olivier Duong by mixing photography, philosophy & photography.

You can find out more about them here.
http://www.theinspiredeye.net/online-photography-lessons/?ap_id=jpnch

Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1193 – Francesco Guerrierihttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1193-francesco-guerrieri/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1193-francesco-guerrieri/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 07:30:15 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20828 In your bag No: 1193, Francesco Guerrieri Naughty Francesco has put stuff in this shot that he doesn’t carry. But I will let him off because of all of the lovely film goodness he has put in the shot. Great stuff. I always follow your posts with interest, and I particularly enjoy the “in your […]

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In your bag No: 1193, Francesco Guerrieri
Naughty Francesco has put stuff in this shot that he doesn’t carry. But I will let him off because of all of the lovely film goodness he has put in the shot. Great stuff.

I always follow your posts with interest, and I particularly enjoy the “in your bag” ones. Thus, I decided to play.

I got the photography bug 4 years ago, when we were waiting our first son and I wanted to capture those magical moments. It was digital, at start. Now, since more or less one year, I find that I enjoy shooting film much more than digital. Nothing against it, I simply enjoy the analog process much more, from the limitation in the number of exposures, to the magic of developing your images and seeing what was captured, to the wonderful and deep blacks of a nice print.

In the course of this journey, I am trying to play with my kids (a second one arrived almost two years ago). So the older helps me in the darkroom, with the timer and the thermometer, and is an avid Polaroid shooter. As for the younger one, she is just learning to talk, but tonight when she came to see what I was doing, she pointed at the film boxes and happily shouted “Pellicola!” (that’s italian for film). That really made me smile.

Now the bag:

In the upper corner you’ll notice an Ilford pin which I proudly bring around.

Then you can see the cameras: ordered by size, a Minolta, a Mamiya 645 (my most used camera) and a Reality So Subtle 4×5 pinhole camera (currently loaded with hp5+).

The films: I am mainly an Ilford and Fuji guy (if only Fuji stopped discontinuing their films). Being italian, I can’t wait for Ferrania to bring their new film to the market!

Last but not least, a notebook, a lightmeter, and Fillmore. One cannot stay without Fillmore, according to my son.

Of course, I don’t bring everything in that small bag all at once :-)

Francesco

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Francesco. Nice bunch of stuff you have there.
No links, so make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1192 – Ryanhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1192-ryan/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1192-ryan/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:08:51 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20823 In your bag No: 1192, Ryan Ryan is from Hawaii, which is cool, as I like Hawaii. For a tiny island chain in the middle of the Pacific, there is a surprising amount of film shooters there. I always meet cool people when I go there who have bags like this… Aloha Bellamy aka JCH! […]

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In your bag No: 1192, Ryan
Ryan is from Hawaii, which is cool, as I like Hawaii. For a tiny island chain in the middle of the Pacific, there is a surprising amount of film shooters there. I always meet cool people when I go there who have bags like this…

Aloha Bellamy aka JCH!

I’m a big fan of “In Your Bag” on your website and the passion you have for photography. I am only a hobbyist myself but hope to build a nice little portfolio so people can appreciate my pictures.

I myself am addicted to bags and I’m honestly never satisfied with one but right now here’s one bag that I’m currently using and I plan on using for a while.

The bag – Dome F-803 (non waxed)

In the bag
Nikonos V with a DSPTCH neck strap
Contax T3 with a Gordy’s wrist strap
Canon T60
Pocket knife
lens cleaner
iPhone 5S
Moleskine journal
Monster Powerbeats 2 Bluetooth
Film:
Ilford FP4
Rollei RPX 25
Kodak 400TX
Kodak 100TMax
Cinestill 800
Agfa Vista 400

Right now because I just started getting into it, I’m trying out lots of different film to see how they come out, what film fits with what type of shooting. I’ve also been doing a lot of B&W film because I’ve started developing my own film in the bathroom using Kodak D-76, Ilfostop, and Kodak Fixer.
It’s been super fun doing everything so far. Only frustrating thing is learning everything I can about photography. From composition, depth of field, natural lighting, even got Skillshare and just learn from professionals. It’s been an epic ride so far. I also got to meet cool people on Instagram who’s been helping me get better with developing. I just wish I still lived on Kauai when I starting doing film photography. Now I only use my Nikonos for just water parks and rain haha. I hope to keep getting better and then I’ll feel comfortable sharing my accounts. Until then, Aloha and A Hui Ho!!!!!!

Aloha,
Ryan
@ryanfromhawaii

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Ryan. It is cool to hear how you are getting into developing.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Introducing the JCH Youtube channelhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/introducing-the-jch-youtube-channel/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/introducing-the-jch-youtube-channel/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 02:47:55 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20812 Introducing the JCH Youtube channel So after a lot of faffing around and taking forever to get things done (do you see a pattern here), I am happy to share with you my latest venture… Into the world of video. Things will never be the same again… I never thought I would do it, but […]

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Introducing the JCH Youtube channel
So after a lot of faffing around and taking forever to get things done (do you see a pattern here), I am happy to share with you my latest venture… Into the world of video. Things will never be the same again…

I never thought I would do it, but so many people have been asking me that I finally decided to start making videos. It is not exactly my favourite thing to do, but I am sure I will get used to it.

So check out the first, of hopefully many videos. We are filming them now but it takes ages to get them all edited properly and all that, so they may be rather sporadic. I am still getting used to the whole thing, so they might not be as slick as others, but we are working hard on them.

Come and join my Youtube channel!

And please come and comment. What would you like to see in the videos? We are going to try and take as much of it on as possible. There are going to be interviews, camera chats, walks, store reviews, hands on and much more.

As the Japanese say “please enjoying greatly”
Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1191 – Matt Newberryhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1191-matt-newberry/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1191-matt-newberry/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 04:56:38 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20809 In your bag No: 1191, Matt Newberry Gasp! Not only is there no bag, but no film camera in this shot either! Just goes to show that any and all are welcome here. Matt shares with us his camera, as that is what he stuffs in his pocket. Check it out. Hello, I shoot casual […]

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In your bag No: 1191, Matt Newberry
Gasp! Not only is there no bag, but no film camera in this shot either! Just goes to show that any and all are welcome here. Matt shares with us his camera, as that is what he stuffs in his pocket. Check it out.

Hello, I shoot casual portraits here in Minneapolis and, for work, editorial portraits on location, with ambitions to travel.

I love film photography of course. Even more than the beauty of film, I love the feel and handling of the good old cameras, like my M4 and the OM’s; and I just got myself a cool little Leica CL (40 mm rules!). When dreaming up a new project for myself I’m always thinking, Can I shoot it on film? I hope affordable film will always be available, and I’ll do my part by forking over for it.

Even so, for me, after a long struggle, it’s time to embrace the digital too – with enthusiasm. Digital imaging is infant technology. It has some uglies that the scientists will have to figure out. We can do our part by demanding professional tools. Rather than BUY FILM, my t-shirt would say BAN THE MODE DIAL or WHERE’S THE BLOODY APERTURE RING!

My bag is a little leather Nikon pouch that I found some time ago, designed for a tiny pocket cam. With it I can keep my X100 essentials with me: a couple of battery spares, some extra film cards (I use the smallest I can find – swapping them frequently keeps me honest, like changing film: no blasting away), and a few ID cards. Easy to slip everything into a back pocket, or into a larger kit along with pencils, scratch pad and tablet.

Is it alright to give some love here to National Camera Exchange, the Minneapolis retailer that’s doing as much as anyone to keep the film-stocked neighborhood camera stores from going the way of the phone booth, the bookstore and the Ambrotype? (I’m just a customer, btw)

My most-coveted camera right now is the Plaubel Makina 67 or a sleek Bessa III 667. Alas… the greenbacks!

Thanks for reading. My sorely neglected blog is mattnewberry.com

Thanks for sharing your camera with us, Matt. I am with you on this T-shit thing. Perhaps “THERE ARE TOO MANY BUTTONS!”
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Photography Zines (and books) No: 29http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/photography-zines-and-books-no-29/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/photography-zines-and-books-no-29/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 05:05:07 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20781 Photography zines (and books) No: 29 Sometimes I need a bit of prodding and poking to get through the zines and books that arrive on my desk. But fortunately I have managed to find some time to get through a few of them for you. Check these great pieces of work out. I never get […]

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Photography zines (and books) No: 29
Sometimes I need a bit of prodding and poking to get through the zines and books that arrive on my desk. But fortunately I have managed to find some time to get through a few of them for you. Check these great pieces of work out.

I never get tired of seeing great new work and sharing it with all of you. But I need you all to keep on sending them in. Keep them coming by following this link.
Thanks.

Paper Skin Volume One by Joe Aguirre

Actually Joe is the man for pushing me to get the reviews done. And for that I am thankful. Joe has been on the site a load of times before (you can check here). A prolific photographer based out of San Francisco, Joe shoots just about everything. But this particular book is of his nude work.

Joe has a different take on the more traditional nude. Close up and introspective, this work shows beauty and lonliness all rolled up together. This is not glamour, this are real people and you can see the intimacy in Joe’s work.

It seems that Facebook etc does not really agree though, as they keep on removing his work from their pages. Some of this stuff is not something I would be able to really show on this site though.

I am really happy to see that Joe is putting out more work. I like his vision and the way he can tell a story.
You can probably get your hands on one though his sites:
http://thoughtlesshero.com/
https://www.facebook.com/joe.aguirre.180

But wait, there is more!

Alone Together by Joe Aguirre, Mike Avina, Emilio Banuelos, Troy Holden and Ben Molina

Yes, that is right, another book with not only Joe, but some other familiar faces inside. Joe, Mike, Emilio, Troy and Ben have almost  all been on the site in some manner in the past. So it is interesting to see them come together to produce this zine as a collaboration piece.

As they mention in the opening text, this zine is an exploration into social isolation, and the often tiny connections that take place between one another to keep it all together. We are never so alone as when we are all together.

The guys have worked well together to give a strong narrative to this little zine and their styles work very well together, though you can see the obvious differences in approach.

This is a great piece of work and one that you should definitely pick up if you get the chance. The more I look at their work the more I want to go and shoot in SF with them all.

Find out more about the guys and their work at their sites. You might even be able to get a zine too:

Joe: www.joeaguirrephotography.com
Mike Avina: www.strangefinder.net
Emilio Banuelos: www.facebook.com/blackbootsink
Troy Holden: troyholden.com
Ben Molina: thebenmolina.tumblr.com

Pale Tales by Christopher De Bethune

Christopher gives little information about this book or himself. But it is a beautifully produced thing. It seems to be a book covering tattoos, sex and sombre tales of dark humour and loneliness.

So dark in fact, that my camera had trouble focussing on the book, which made it rather difficult for me to take images for this article. There is a an almost cynical look at life in this book, and it covers a wide range of different styles of photography. A really interesting slice of life.

You can see a lot more of Christopher’s work at his site: www.christopherdebethune.com

You Are Here by Matt Naturani and Luke Van Aurich

Luke has been on this site before, sharing his books with us (see them here), and now he is back sharing a piece he has done in collaboration with his friend, Matt Naturani.

All the images are from out and about in the great Australian state of Victoria. Which is massive. The guys have put together a nice book of work sharing their adventures in sights in trekking through this stunning countryside. Which is full of things that want to kill you.

Yes, in every single one of these images there is something that wants you dead. The Perils of Australia.
All jokes aside this is an easygoing and well presented look at the wilderness and how mans touch affects it. As you can see in some of the images.

You can get a copy from Luke’s site: www.lukevanaurich.com

Happy Mountain by Fabio Astolpho

This is a wonderful book from Brazil, and Fabio was kind enough to slip inside an English translation of the opening of the book.
Fabio works on the streets of Sao Paulo, a tough and gritty place where he documents the urban loneliness that plagues all cities (can you see a theme here?).

It is actually kind of cool to see a completely different culture through a photographers eyes. Sao Paulo is a city that I have wanted to visit for a very long time and looking through this book doesn’t make it any easier.

Humanity is basically the same no matter where you go. We are all searching for something and everyone has a different route to finding it. It is fascinating to see how people go about finding what pleases or calms them. I can see that in this book.

If you would like to see more of Fabio’s work or perhaps get one of these books you can check out his site here: fabioastolpho.tumblr.com

Thanks to all the guys for their submissions, it is a really cool thing to be able to share them all with you. And remember, this is open to everyone, all you need to do is send one to me. If you would like to have your zines or books featured then all you have to do is mail me. Hopefully there will be plenty more of you who want to get your books and zines out there to the world. Another instalment will be coming soon.

Thanks
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1190 – Theo Pondhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1190-theo-pond/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1190-theo-pond/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 08:32:51 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20776 In your bag No: 1190, Theo Pond Something a bit different from the usual submissions today. Theo shares with us not his bag, but his jacket. Sometimes you can just rock with what you have in your pockets. Check it out. My submission is “In your coat pockets” since I prefer not to carry a […]

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In your bag No: 1190, Theo Pond
Something a bit different from the usual submissions today. Theo shares with us not his bag, but his jacket. Sometimes you can just rock with what you have in your pockets. Check it out.

My submission is “In your coat pockets” since I prefer not to carry a bag if I can avoid it, hope that’s OK… maybe I’ll send a bag shot in when it gets too hot to wear a coat all the time?

Anyway I’m Theo, currently living in Tokyo, planning to go back to London some day.

I first got into photography a few years ago, actually I’d been interested in it for a while but never picked up a camera myself. Then I started shooting film about 2 years ago, from curiosity to begin with but before too long I was shooting more film than digital, and since I killed my much loved Ricoh GRDIII last summer it’s probably 95% film. I would say street photography is what I do the most but I never really share any of the results, maybe I should focus on something else. Recently I’ve been experimenting with my B&W dev process just for my own entertainment, I’d like to get in a darkroom and make some prints but I don’t have the opportunity for now.

As for the stuff in the photos, the coat is just a cheap winter coat from Uniqlo, other than the fact it was cheap I like it because it’s warm, has good pockets, and doesn’t make me look completely terrible at least. In the pockets (or over my shoulder/in my hand) I have:

-Ricoh GR1v, loaded with Tri-X most of the time. Also some old slip on filter I found in my box of camera junk that roughly fits on it. Despite the reputation it has for fragility this camera has survived being dropped a whole lot and soaked in the rain not a few times. I thought the last soaking had finally finished it off but it was fine once it dried. I’m not entirely convinced it focuses properly but I rarely take it off snap mode anyway.

-Pentax K5 with Helios 44-M. I’ve been trying to use longer lenses than usual and it’s a nice portrait length on APS-C. Normally I carry a Pentax Super A but I’m enjoying this combo at the moment.

-Wallet – my girlfriend bought it for me in the new year to bring me good fortune with money this year. I am still broke so far.

-Notebook and pen – I love this notebook (made by Zequenz). It’s really flexible and hard wearing so it’s good for pockets or disorganised bags, and writing on in awkward places.

-Electrical tape – it’s very useful stuff, and it can make problematic cameras light tight.

-Empty film canister – for finished rolls, sometimes I take a spare roll as well, my freezer is empty just right now though. It’s also keeping a couple of rubber bands stored tidily.

-120 spool – I started leaving one in my pocket (and one in my bag) after managing to go out with camera and film but no take up spool a couple of times.

This is my tumblr: http://hztttttttttttttt.tumblr.com/

Thanks

Thanks for sharing your coat with us, Theo. I actually have a very similar Jacket from Uniqlo, haha.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1189 – Joseph Sevenhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1189-joseph-seven/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1189-joseph-seven/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 01:05:00 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20770 In your bag No: 1189, Joseph Seven Joseph doesn’t say much, but he does carry a lot. I do hope for his sake he didn’t bring that knife to Japan though, that is a definite no-no on the streets of Tokyo. Check out this whopper of a bag. Thought I throw my bag/contents into the […]

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In your bag No: 1189, Joseph Seven
Joseph doesn’t say much, but he does carry a lot. I do hope for his sake he didn’t bring that knife to Japan though, that is a definite no-no on the streets of Tokyo. Check out this whopper of a bag.

Thought I throw my bag/contents into the mix,

Iphone 4
Ipad mini
spare batteries
Carryspeed strap for 5d3
Ilford XP2 400 for M3
Leica M3 SS
Leica Monochrom & scummilooks 50mm ASPH
Canon 5D mk3 &24-70mm L f2.8
Belstaff bag on its last legs from being over stuffed
Spyderco UKPK foliage green g10 micarta
Lenspro cleaning kit
Chloe Asymetric sunglasses
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS mk1
Canon 85mm f1.2 L
Clipper Lighter
Canon Tr commander
Canon 600 Rt flash
Personal Items

I’m a regular reader of the site and it’s excellent, I’m in tokyo in March with Magnum and Gilden and am planning to hit up the camera shops so might even bump into each other,

Site is amazing and best of luck with JCH in general,

Joseph Seven

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Joseph. My that is a lot. I hope you had a good trip to Japan and a rewarding workshop.
No links today, so just comments please.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Get Featured: Andrea Taurisanohttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/get-featured-andrea-taurisano/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/get-featured-andrea-taurisano/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 05:47:43 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20442 Get Featured: Andrea Taurisano Andrea shares with us his work which brings us his passion for alternative expression through photography. Gritty and contrasty images which has a ghost-like appeal. Come and check out Andrea’s work. During the last ten years or so, I’ve explored quite different types of photography. Perhaps powered by a good dose […]

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Get Featured: Andrea Taurisano
Andrea shares with us his work which brings us his passion for alternative expression through photography. Gritty and contrasty images which has a ghost-like appeal. Come and check out Andrea’s work.

During the last ten years or so, I’ve explored quite different types of photography. Perhaps powered by a good dose of G.A.S., I’ve let almost any sort of cameras dictate different approaches to my photography, in order to better take advantage of their peculiarities or get around their limitations..

 

Now it’s like I’ve stripped it down to the core, to what means most to me and what best represents my way of feeling, more than my way of seeing. And my way of feeling is influenced by my changing and “contrasty” mood. What I feel strong and clear today, will be faint and blurry tomorrow. The only thing that’s here to stay is the contrast, the tension between my bright and dark “tones”: The former making me want to shine, stand out, crave for social contacts. The latter making me want to disappear, forgotten, solitary and lonely.

That seems to reflect into my photography. Ordinary photography can at best let me show what I see. But pinhole photography, along with the frequent and almost random use of double exposures and blur, let me render what I feel: Blurred, grainy, gritty, high contrast. Very personal, and therefore little open to compromises for the sake of more “likes”. In fact, if I could draw, I’d make charcoal drawings instead.

 

I don’t think I am still on any social media (I create profiles sometimes, but then I shut them down..), but I do have my own blog: www.ilcimento.com

By sharing this I’d like to get in touch with other photographers who see and feel differently. Pinhole lovers and otherwise.

Sincerely

Andrea Taurisano
Oslo, Norway

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Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1188 – Alessandrohttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1188-alessandro/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/05/in-your-bag-no-1188-alessandro/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 01:11:46 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20743 In your bag No: 1188, Alessandro Another secretive bag today. Alessandro shares with us little detail about himself, but does share with us a superb bag, containing a true masterpiece of a camera. Oh how I wish Contax could still make cameras. Check this one out. Hi all, My name is Alessandro and I work […]

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In your bag No: 1188, Alessandro
Another secretive bag today. Alessandro shares with us little detail about himself, but does share with us a superb bag, containing a true masterpiece of a camera. Oh how I wish Contax could still make cameras. Check this one out.

Hi all,
My name is Alessandro and I work as a video editor.
I’m relatively new to JCH, but I’m a long time vintage photographic gear user/hoarder, so I kinda feel at home.
I partially got back to film recently (after some digital-only years) as it felt natural, having used only old manual lenses for a long time.
Here’s what has become my somewhat standard bag recently:

Camera:
Contax RTS

Lenses:
– Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20 (with c/y adapter)
– Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/28
– Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50
– Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85
– Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135

Film:
Some rolls of “Wells” 50 iso B/W film by italian Six Gates Film

Other:
the always present moleskine, this time in a star wars attire

Bag:
A nice little Domke f6 ruggedwear.

I usually also fit my Nex 5R with viewfinder and C/Y adapter, but I was using it to take the photo.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Alessandro. I love that Contax, what a beauty.
No links today, so just comments please.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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