Such a nice and lazy vacation we took. One week on a family friendly resort in Cyprus. OBC or Ocean Beach Club, located outside Ayia Napa. We thought we’d kick start the summer with just playing in the pool, eating ice creams and enjoy our time together as a family. I can recommend that :)
Packing gear for a vacation is still a struggle for me. I keep trying out different cameras and lenses to get closer to the holy grail of cameras. But after some consideration I went with a “cheaper” setup and I don’t regret that at all. I went with my Nikon F100 instead of a Contax 645 or a Leica M7. That might sound crazy but I guarantee that most wouldn’t see the difference. The lens was the cheap nifty fifty, 50mm 1.8 G. Such a light combo, and with auto focus it was perfect when capturing the kids (or anything else for that matter). I used both 35mm Kodak TMAX 100 and Portra 400. Two perfect summer film stocks. Along with that I used my other favourite focal length, 28mm. This time it wasn’t the Leica Q. Instead I used Fujifilm XE3 and their 18mm f2 lens (28mm equivalent). Perfect in size, this little combo was a great match for me and my needs. I love getting the environment in some portraits and I think 28mm works especially well when photographing my kids. Wide open and getting really close is the way to go! All digital images are edited with Rebecca Lily Pro Set IV & V. All scans by Camrnecita Film Lab.
I hope you enjoy a glimse of the Cyprus summer!
The other week I took a walk around our neighbourhood. We live by the sea on the west coast of Sweden. This is a little bay we go to in the summertime, to spend a day with the kids. I got inspired by a project to shoot ten frames, one subject, one camera.
These images were shot on Kodak Porta 400, on my Hasselblad 500CM & Zeiss 80mm 2.8 CF. Scans by Carmencita Film Lab.
I have often thought about doing a city guide of Gothenburg, inspired by early VSCO and the city guides they posted on their blog. But for me it will be sort of a city guide made on film. Film because I enjoy that experience more than digital (also the results). My beautiful black Hasselblad 500CM with Portra 400 and Leica M7 with Tri-X, is the intended gear I will use (all 50mm equivalent). I haven't really come around to do so many places yet, but I see this as a long term project, that I will pick up again during the spring/summer.
First place out is Magasinsgatan. It has more alternative side compared to the main shopping streets. Here you'll find the best coffee, food trucks, interior/clothing stores. I both love the look and feel of this place. It makes me feel like I'm not really in Sweden. And that's actually a good thing! More on that some other time...
I hope you enjoy our beautiful Gothenburg and I hope to see some of you amazing photographers do the same for your city!
Hasselblad 501CM // Portra 400 & Tri-X // Scans by Carmencita Film Lab