I had spent some days testing one of my favourite cameras, the Contax G1. I had too the Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm f2, one of the sharpest lenses i´ve ever used. Here are the first samples. Soon i will write a review with my considerations about this camera and everything what i've heard about it.
We did some shots for "Latino", exhibition curated by TAI school of visual arts for PhotoEspaña 2015. Was a fun shooting with Pachamama Collective, a group of artists and musicians from more than 10 countries. Really nice people. This work was awarded with an Honorable Mention at the IPA Awards in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Jose María Díaz Maroto, Olga Lopez, Diego Rebollo and Beatriz Martin, curators, for trust in us every year. Is an honor !
Some portraits of my father. Shot against a white wall with a cheap silver umbrella and a Canon Speedlight. There is no reason to spent tons of money to do effective portraits. One of these days i will tell you more about this man.
Here is a test of the Fuji FP-100 film. Recently i purchase a Polaroid 405 back, who allows me to use this film with 4x5" film cameras. This is the last instant sheet film in production, after Polaroid ended his production.
He is my partner Javier Hernández, you can follow his work here.
The test was shooted with a Graflex Speed Graphic and a Schneider Kreuznach Symmar S 210mm f5,6, a really cheap and impressive lens for portrait photography with large format.
Here is an example of what you can reach with one light and a little bit of sense. There are two portraits of one of my pals in Burgos. The shots was taken with a speedlight flash and a silver umbrella. Is a inexpensive set very affordable and quick. A black backdrop was used for background, holded with two clamps.
Some shots of David Otero, as know as "El Pescao", spanish musician. Shots lighted with just one speedlight.
Studio shots of music band "DVICIO". Lighted with Elinchrom 3000 generator and 2 Elinchrom 3000A heads, using 1x1m softboxes.
And there goes my last cartridge of Polaroid 554, the last polaroid was left of my 4x5 inches. Farewell to the smell, texture ... The truth is that despite the years since this cartridge expired the result is better than I expected, but chemists began to smell very, very bad.
I wanted to spend it with some portraits of my friend Manel Mondejar. For me as a portrait photographer this film is very special and a great base to work with film.
I am delighted with what can be done with a cheap camera with a modern canon mount and a good 35mm film. Take these pictures of my friend Joaquin in a fencing competition in which I was recently.