What happends after a couple of months in a drawer…

When I go somewhere to photograph, I’ll usually take with me a number of different cameras. My Hasselblad is of course always with me, often together with one or two pinhole cameras and any small point-and-shoot, usually an LC-A.
In November -15 when I was going to Isle of Harris in Scotland, I was eager to simplify and only take three pinhole cameras with me. But I became coward and did not dare go without my trusty old Hasselblad…..

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters Fuji Velvia RVP 50 Developed at home in Tetenal E6

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters
Fuji Velvia RVP 50
Developed at home in Tetenal E6


Back home, when I developed all the films, both Fuji Velvia that was my choice for colour, and the different black and white films, I found that I only cared about the pinhole images. All images were taken with long exposure times, pinhole images naturally becomes that because of the type of camera, and the Hasselblad images because I use Lee filters of different density to reach the long exposure that I need to get the expression I want.

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters Fuji Velvia RVP 50 Developed at home in Tetenal E6

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters
Fuji Velvia RVP 50
Developed at home in Tetenal E6


But my Hasselblad images looked so boring compared to my pinhole images …. So they stayed in the drawer …..
Now in late summer, after a very busy spring with relocation and other things that filled my time, I found the almost forgotten films that I first didn’t like.
And again the analogue process have done wonders for me! Elapsed time has released my emotional attachment to the moment of capture, and I can look more objectively at my images.
Guess if I was surprised when I found that I just love almost twenty of those I first rejected! So now I’ve made a gallery with images from my trip to Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters Fuji Velvia RVP 50 Developed at home in Tetenal E6

Hasselblad 500CM + LEE filters
Fuji Velvia RVP 50
Developed at home in Tetenal E6

All images are taken with my Hasselblad and Fuji Velvia.
Black and white images and pinhole images can be found here, here, here and here.

And again, I want to celebrate the analogue process, and thank everyone who contributes to its persistence as a choice! Enjoy! 🙂

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14 thoughts on “What happends after a couple of months in a drawer…

    • Thank you very much! I know exactly what you mean, and I must say I feel the same. This place, Isle of Harris made me feel very peaceful in my mind, and I guess it reflects in my images.
      Thanks again for your kind words 😊

  1. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous, Marie. I can’t wait to see the Hebrides myself. We’re going next May and I love what I see from the Harris. It’s on the list. 🙂 I’ve just got my first Lee filters and I look forward to experimenting.
    Hasselblad, I hope you don’t see I go green with envy …

    • Thank you Dina!
      Oh please, don’t get green with envy, it’s not the camera, it’s YOU who makes the images! 😉
      I think you’ll find Harris absolutely gorgeous! I got a very serene feeling for the powers of nature when I was there. If I’m lucky, it shows in my images not just to me, but even to others. That was the feeling I was trying to share.

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