Last summer my girlfriend and I went on a 14-day trip to Iceland. I Packed four Cameras, a Yashica-635, Leica P, Olympus MJU, and Sony A7R II, along with three types of films: Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Velvia (RVP), and Kodak T-MAX 400 but the real JAM was my original Fujifilm FUJICHROME Velvia (RVP). a […]
I bought my Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6×6 folder in 1992 for $50, pretty much in perfect nick. At the time I was shooting a Mamiya RB67 professionally; exclusively running Fuji Velvia through it for magazine covers and editorial work.
1990 was a good year.
The world looked on as the Berlin Wall fell and Germany embraced reunification. I bought a Canon AE1.
EMULSIVE: a quick editor’s note. This isn’t Fuji Velvia 50 (RVP 50), it’s the original Velvia (RVP), which was discontinued in 2005, reformulated and released in 2007.
Fuji Velvia 50 is my favourite colour film. The colours, saturation and contrast are unique. It’s especially good for golden hour colours around dawn and sunset.
Certain readers may recognise today’s interviewee as the man behind http://www.nikonf6.net. I prefer to call him John.