Photography

My 1958 Rolleiflex…

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My vintage 1958 Rolleiflex 2.8E. I acquired it in 2005 from a camera aficionado who was downsizing his collection. At the time (and still now) I was obsessed with the work of Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, and it was not long before my curiosity about the Rolleiflex – the famous camera they […]

My Beautiful Girlfriend…

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This is one of my favourite photos of my beautiful girlfriend, Helen. Taken – as you can see – with my iPhone, it’s one of those lucky shots in which everything just turned out right: …It was around August or September, 2010, and we had only met a month or two before. She was performing […]

Using Vintage Cameras…

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As a result of my obsession with great mid-century photographers like Steichen, Beaton, Penn, Parkinson and Horst I developed an interest in shooting with vintage cameras. In fact, I’ve never owned a digital one. Strong as the temptation is to be able to shoot 68,000 photos a day – and discard an unlimited number of […]

Graflex for Jedi’s…

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This is my Graflex “Speed Graphic” camera, ca. 1947. This is the original base of the flash unit that attaches to the side of the camera. …And this is Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber, given by Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ masterpiece “Star Wars”. With a few modifications (lengths of windshield-wiper rubber for the […]