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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

25 Comments
  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 http://www.pentaconsix.com/Loading.htm
    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

    hi,
    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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