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Penny for your thoughts: Documenting a unique bike race on medium format film

Having traveled internationally for years in search of compelling imagery, I sometimes feel like there aren’t many unique events left to cover in my own backyard. That’s obviously not the case, as the world (even my small corner of it) is filled with undiscovered wonders. This reassuring fact was driven home recently when a friend […]

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5 Frames… Of Northern Arizonan Americana on Kodak Portra 400 with a Mamiya 23 Standard + Mamiya Sekor 150mm f/5.6 – by Garry Cahal

I have passed through this area of Northern Arizona known as Grey Mountain many times for work. This trip was different. I had my new to me Mamiya 23 Standard 6×9 medium format camera with me and a fresh roll of Kodak Portra 400. The abandoned Whiting Hotel has recently had a colorful facelift from […]

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Same format, different story: Making the switch from a Pentax 67 to a Mamiya 7ii

I had been meaning to get into the medium format 6×7 game for a while and I finally bought the Pentax 67 (the “middle” version before the 67II) at an auction. For a long time, it was my go-to medium format camera. We had a real love-hate relationship. I loved the 105mm lens and hated, […]

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5 Frames… Of Icelandic industrial edge on Fuji Pro 400H and a Mamiya 645 Pro (120 Format / EI 400 / Mamiya Sekor-C 80 mm f/2.8)

In between covid lockdowns, my girlfriend and I had the chance to visit Iceland. We went lightweight and camped everywhere. Lightweight except that I had brought my digital Pentax SLR in conjunction with two film bodies: the Mamiya C220 6×6 format TLR and my Mamiya 645 Pro 6×4.5 format SLR. Although I regretted the extra […]

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5 Sheets… Of Fujifilm Instax Square Monochrome on a Mamiya RB67 (EI 800 / Mamiya Sekor C 127mm f/3.8)

I’ve spent over a decade of my life living and breathing photography. Like many, I started with digital but quickly realized that I wanted a more physical process. I was, and still am, spending entirely too much time behind a computer. I’ve shot multiple formats, from 35mm to medium and even large format. And then, […]

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5 Frames… Of the Saskatchewan prairies on Kodak AEROCHROME III Infrared Film 1443 (120 Format / EI 400 / Mamiya C330 Professional S)

What an amazing way to visualise the world. I have pursued the joys and wonders of film photography and darkroom work for some decades now and within this journey find it not only therapeutic but fascinating when I can try new film emulsions, chemistry or papers (really liking ILFORD’S new RC MG V). Thanks to […]

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5 Frames… And a bit of luck with a Mamiya 645 PRo and Kodak Portra 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8)

I wouldn’t say I’m a completely skeptical person. Superstition isn’t really my thing too. But when it comes to giveaways and raffles, sometimes I like to play the odds. With my Mamiya 645 Pro, that was the case. I saw a raffle online with three prizes and a few numbers at a reasonable price. The […]