Muizenberg in b/w shot with an iPhone

I went walking along Muizenberg Beach yesterday. Two cameras accompanied me, the Mamiya C220 (fully mechanical medium film format camera) and my iPhone. While the exposed film of the Mamiya is still laying on my desk, the pictures I took with the iPhone are all processed. This picture, in particular is my favorite of the […]

A New Addition And Some Thoughts On Film

There is a new addition to my setup of cameras. Actually, it is two. The first camera is a Nikon F100 and the second, a Mamiya C220. Both cameras operate with film. The Nikon uses 35mm film and the Mamiya 6×6 film. Why in the world would I use film cameras in the 21st century? […]

Portrait of the Week – Dr Helgo Schomer

I photographed Helgo Schomer for an upcoming feature in a magazine. Shot on location with a Mamiya C220 on Kodak Portra 160 NC film in Newlands, Cape Town. The open shadow around the inside swimming pool allowed me to photograph without flash and reflectors.

Picture of the day or so – Lion’s Head Panorama

Here is another shot from our hike up Lion’s Head. The image is composed of 3 individual images shot with the Mamiya C220. Film used is Kodak Portra 400.  

Picture of the day or so – Lion’s Head

We had visitors over the last week with us. My niece, Miriam visited us with her fiancé and friends from Germany. Cape Town was the last leg of their Africa experience. My niece was in Africa for 4 months with a friend. Her fiancé arrived in Cape Town a week ago. We had lots of fun […]

Picture of the day or so – 8 September

This is another image from our Whale Trail Hike. We arrived at the cliff above Noetsie in the late afternoon. This tiny Fynbos bush greeted me in the evening light. After this only a steep hike downhill separated us from a warm shower, dinner and a glass of red at the fire.

Picture of the day or so – 7 September 2011

We returned home earlier from our Whale Trail hike than we planned. Nevertheless, we had lots of fun and experienced South Africa’s beauty in nature. When I participated in my first Whale Trail a couple of years back, I carried along a complete set of Nikon digital gear, including lenses, camera bodies and flashlights (!). […]

Why Shooting Film is so Fascinating

A few months ago, I unpacked my Canon T90 and shot film the first time in many years. The camera is old and worn, but I got some shots out of it. Since then I found a new fascination for film. Here are some aspects: I learnt photography shooting film as a kid. Call it […]