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A few photos from the film and friends workshop I visited in Brussels hosted by #filmandfriends founders Jan Scholz & Ryan Muirhead.

Find more in the Brussels Portfolio.

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Fuji Acros 100

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Fuji Acros 100

Leica M7 | Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM | Kodak Gold 200

Leica M7 | Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM | Kodak Gold 200

Leica M7 | Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM | Kodak T-Max 400

Leica M7 | Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM | Kodak T-Max 400

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Hasselblad 500CM | 80mm 2.8 | Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Update – 17.05.2016

So I’ve put two rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 through it for now. One @ box speed and another @ 200.  Have a roll of Kodak T-Max 100 in the M7 at the moment.

Initial findings – super sharp wide open (have only been shooting wide open thus far). Can already see…this will be my favourite lens. 🙂 More to come soon.


Just received my LEICA 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE, which I bought second hand from Pierre Pallez. You can find some of his work at http://www.hotpixel.ch and http://pierrepallez.com

As you can probably imagine, I am super stoked and I cannot wait to put this lens through its paces over the next 30 days after which I will share my first impressions. 🙂

LEICA 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE | Sony A7 II | Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

LEICA 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE | Sony A7 II | Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

This is a scene I see almost every single day. Almost for a whole year, have I accompanied it and it’s varying seasons. It’s one I will never tire of.

“Winter Trees in Technicolor” | Zürich, Switzerland | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Nikon FM3A

“Winter Trees in Technicolor” | Zürich, Switzerland | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Nikon FM3A

  • Chris McCarty - your film photography is great. What aperture do you use for you landscapes? shutter speed?ReplyCancel

    • olivier - Thank you Chris…to be honest it varies for each photo and is generally determined by the light available. If there is enough light I tend to use f/8.ReplyCancel

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder’s “Am Thuner See” drawings were inspiring to me. The same scene, over and over and over again. In so many different settings. It reminded me of love. One most truly love, to devote so much of one’s life over and over. It reminds me of my wife. Whilst I may have photographed a large number of people through my personal photography and my weddings, and many different scenes, my one true muse, my one true model, my single love, will always be my wife.

“Love” | Zürich, Switzerland | Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Nikon FM3A

“Love” | Zürich, Switzerland | Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Nikon FM3A

When I first saw Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II“, I did not get the feeling I would’ve expected from a $4.3 Million photograph. I would’ve paid less. A few months later, when I saw it again and I removed the amount of money someone paid to own it, I saw it with new eyes. It moved me…like only art can. I don’t pretend to think of myself an Andreas Gursky, but his photographs most certainly inspire.

“North Beach II” | Miami, Florida, USA | Kodak Gold 200 | Nikon FM3A

“North Beach II” | Miami, Florida, USA | Kodak Gold 200 | Nikon FM3A

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