In your bag 273, Adrian Tan
JCH has a lovely set up for you today. Adrian is sharing his gear with us from the land down under. Though there is no bag…does he just shoot simple? Come and find out.
My name is Adrian Tan I’m born, raised in London UK and currently residing in Sydney Australia. Before that I lived in Japan for about 6 years, where my interest in photography grew.
As for my gear I mainly use a Leica m6 with 28mm f2.8 elmarit and 50mm f2 summicron. Sekonic light meter and a few rolls of Tri-X or Tmax.
I also have a Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm and getting to grips with my 4×5 Graflex. These two bodies I use mainly for portraiture, scenic/landscape and study tools. Usually I would walk around with the M6 make a few exposures of something I find visually pleasing then use the bigger cameras or come back at a different time/day to shoot.
Regarding the box. After a day of shooting I head over to Gordon Undy’s Point light gallery (great place to inspire) where we catch up over a cup of tea. He looks at my negatives and contact sheets from there I make prints in the darkroom. Behind my prints I write down the exposure time and filter grade on the negative sleeves its date, film rating, temperature and developer.
To know more about Pointlight and Gordon Undy – http://pointlight.com.au/
Other random bits. I have a Contax T3 and Ricoh grd3 for lunch time shooting.
Portfolio – www.adriantan.net
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/broken_rhythm/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Mrabctan
Cnet interview with me in it – http://www.cnet.com.au/exposure-adrian-tan-339336943.htm
Thanks for sharing your gear and your thoughts with us Adrian. I would love to have seen a picture of the Graphlex too, maybe another time?
Check out Adrians links and make sure you come and comment.
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Funny that he post his film camera with BW film when most of the photos in his site are colour(digital?). I see a trend here
It doesn’t much matter whether the images are monochrome or colour. It’s the impact, emotion and lasting impression that counts.