Get Featured: Ben Dawson
We are getting through some of the backlog. Ben sent this in ages ago, but I finally got it up. A cinematographers view of the streets of Vancouver. Check it out.
My name is Ben Dawson, I’m a big fan of your blog! Originally I’m from Calgary, Alberta Canada, But for the past three years Vancouver has been my home. I’m attending a local film school with aspirations of becoming a cinematographer.
my photography teacher at school noticed that I was really enjoying shooting on my father’s old film camera. He lent me his Hasselblad 500cm, I put three rolls of Ilford XP2 through it. That’s when I truly fell in love with photography, upon receiving the prints from the hasselblad and viewing the size of the negatives, the tones of the B&W and the detail, I was hooked. Soon after that I bought my first medium format camera, a Mamiya 645.
My main cameras are a Leica M4, a Fuji GW690II and a tiny Olympus mju. These 12 images are some of my favourites from the past couple months. In these pictures I’m really trying to focus on capturing high contrast silhouettes. Some of my photographic inspirations are, Daido Moriyama, Rene Burri and French New-Wave Cinematographer Raoul Coutard. All of these images are self developed at home, With Ilfotec DD-X with a (1+4) Dilution.
Thansk for sharing your work with us, Ben. A very interesting journey.
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Great set, very atmospheric! Silhouettes are magic.