My name is Ivan, during the day, I am an evil Parisian in-house legal counsel but when the night has fallen, or when I am fed after midnight, I become a photographer, photoblogger or more simply put : a photomaniak …
According to my wife, I spent way too much time and money on films and cameras and … film cameras … and films and cameras and … well, you get it.
I am always looking for models so if by any chance you like my work and would be interested in playing the Guinea pig for me, please contact me as I would be verryyyyy pleased to torture you …
One of the most frequent questions I get is what cameras I use, and in my previous blog statistics l’ve noticed that some people have googled this question lately, so here is a little line up of the different cameras I always use.
The most frequently used is the Rolleiflex, a 2.8F from 1966. It is, with the Hasselblad, my all-time favorite camera (as you might have noticed). It takes regular 120mm film, it has a weirdly enough efficient light meter (which I do not use) and it is completely manual.
Then, the Hasselblad, a 500CM with a 80mm. It was my first « serious » camera and honestly, I would not depart from it in any way. It is rock-solid, efficient, simple. All manual, no battery needed… a gem.
When I need to travel light, I take a Leica M6 with an old Elmar 50mm f/2.8. Even though I am not a fan of the 35mm format, this set is without a doubt the most efficient and discret, travel wise.
Recently, I have acquired a « light » view camera, 4×5″. A Horseman 45HF with a 135mm Nikkor lens (equivalent to a 35mm lens on 24×36 format). I have only completed two portraits with it so I cannot give my opinion yet. It is very portable and light for a 4×5″ equipment (1.5kg) and offers all the movements I need for portraits and other types of photos I want to do with it.