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March 9, 2011

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yeah … so i guess you can say that this pentacon six TL is busted.**

even so, i find a peculiar beauty in these images from the test rolls. so i decided to share them with you anyway. (i think there’s probably a moral here about finding beauty in the flaws, etc. etc. … but let’s avoid the cliché)

**don’t worry, i can return the camera.
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3 things of note:
+ usefulness in small things (a book from sam hecht and kim colin, to be released by rizzoli in april) – i can’t wait for this book
+ close up and private – no matter how many times i look through this site, i am always inspired
+ visual acoustics (the modernism of julius shulman) – i can’t wait to see this film

  1. March 9, 2011 9:32 am

    I’m a bit of a fan of “flaws” especially when it comes to people (so much more interesting) …
    the link for “Close up and Private” is just amazing, I’ll be going back for a proper look for sure and a friend told me of the Julius Shulman film just the other day … can’t wait either !!!

  2. March 9, 2011 9:33 am

    Hmm that´s a shame. Are you looking for a replacement then? Let´s find a beauty in a properly working camera instead. You should, this camera would suit you. Love that close up and private page btw.

  3. March 9, 2011 9:46 am

    thanks for the link to the julius shulman film.
    i can’t wait to see it now too. hopefully it’ll make it to france.

  4. March 9, 2011 10:54 am

    I like it! It looks somewhat like divine light shining down from above, casting on the rolling fields and sheep.

  5. nomsa permalink
    March 9, 2011 10:54 am

    just wondering if you know about the very specific loading steps you have to do with the pentacon six TL
    worked perfectly for me! apparently most of them have this issue… also: never ever let the winding lever snap back, that causes problems too.

  6. March 9, 2011 11:59 am

    Don’t return the camera, the images are great Brian! :)

  7. March 9, 2011 12:22 pm

    I agree about seeing the beauty in these “flaws.” They are some wonderfully dreamy shots because of them though.

  8. March 9, 2011 3:32 pm

    You make anything look beautiful.

  9. March 9, 2011 4:08 pm

    thank you for sharing these. having come from a film background, it’s my biggest struggle with digital. it’s so much harder to find beauty in so-called perfection. i like your work.

  10. March 9, 2011 6:27 pm

    oh brian, i like these very much.

  11. March 9, 2011 6:44 pm

    Number 5 – BIG. Darn it. I came out of hiding again. But I would really like that one huge in my dining room.

  12. March 9, 2011 8:40 pm

    these are so beautiful.
    thanks for sharing

  13. March 9, 2011 9:24 pm

    I agree with your those pictures are really nice and flaws ca be a good thing too^^ My favorite is the first with the sheeps

  14. March 10, 2011 2:17 pm

    I think these are so cool!

  15. March 10, 2011 2:57 pm

    I love these flawed shots. The beauty is you can never intentionally recreate these photos.
    Thanks for sharing the info on the Visual Acoustics, I can’t wait to watch this film!

  16. March 10, 2011 9:57 pm

    I’m in love with the first one!

  17. March 10, 2011 11:41 pm

    These pictures are so eerily beautiful! I agree with you, the flaws reveal something different, make you see the scene in a different way. Thanks for sharing them.

  18. March 11, 2011 1:38 am

    i love following your beautiful blog.
    just thought i’d share you are now on my inspire daily list on my space!

  19. alexandra permalink
    March 11, 2011 11:48 am

    so. . i kind of love these. in a time when digital SLRs are so popular, these “flaws” are comforting and lovely.

  20. March 14, 2011 5:54 am

    yes i like the flaws!


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