We’re starting to develop a close friendship, me, my Hasselblad 500 C and tons of expired film.
I’m still used to seeing the results seconds after taking a shot, but I’m getting better at trusting myself and taking that extra second to think about the light, the scene in front of me and environment around me. The biggest issue I have as of right now is that I don’t take my Hasselblad 500 C with me enough. But when I do, I compose shots I usually don’t do. Like this one at Stockholm Central Station:
When it comes to shooting people on the street – I hate it. I don’t want to bother people and it feels like I’m invading their private space, even though it is public space. But with the Hasselblad 500 C (and my C/M) it is a completely different thing, which is very strange. But the feeling I have when I’m fiddling with the camera and how people react – is completely different. Weird.
One thing I love with shooting film is that you take your time and think about what you want to capture. Less crappy shots makes my hard drive a happy… hard drive. And I keep on buying expired film online because you never really know what you’re going to get.
Apparently I like to gamble when it comes to photography.
I totally need to carry around my 500 C more.
Update: these days you would see me carrying around the Hasselblad 500 C/M.
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