So, while this blog is titled 6×6 Portraits, I have a variety of interests in different film formats, not just 6×6. I have a love for Leica 35mm, too, and shoot regularly with an M3, M6 and IIIf. The photo at left was the first shot made with my first Leica in 2010, an M6 with a 50mm f2 lens.
I think when you love film, you can’t not love many different formats. Because they are all useful for different subjects. I have a 4×5 Speed Graphic, and a 126 Kodak Instamatic 500 with a Schneider lens that I’ve loaded with 35mm to shoot sometime.
I started with film. I was a staff photographer at a daily newspaper for 15 years starting in the late 80s. Film is all I knew and it became very dependable. People on assignment would ask, “Do you think they’ll turn out?” And I’d say, “Yes, they always turn out.” They better, it was my job to bring back a photograph for a story. Failure was not an option.
Anyway, nowadays, I love my Rolleiflex. I love the large negative. I carry it everywhere I go, but I also carry 35mm cameras, so this blog will also feature photos shot 24mm x 36mm, despite being called 6×6 Portraits. It will have a special emphasis on portraits on 6×6, but you never know when I’ll have a great 35mm or large format image I just have to share.
Thanks for following my blog, you film fans, all of you! 🙂