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