A couple of friends of mine, who are also the synthpop duo Mechatronic, needed some promotional pictures, so here are some photographs of them looking hard around town.
This portrait is from Nära (“Near”), a series of close-up portraits of friends. They have all been made with my ЛОМО T-43 40mm f/4 lens—a surprisingly high quality glass triplet lens. They have also all been made at the same distance and depth of focus, in the 2:3 format of the Smena 8m camera the lens was original made for, with no cropping.
You can see the whole series on the collection page.
This is the first picture of a series my friend Sofia wanted me to make of her. Here is what she has to say about it.
What ideals and societal norms do you live by? Do you choose a quick fix over a good longterm solution? We all make choices—which will you make?
You can see the whole collection here.
This is an update on my ongoing project of close-up portraits made with my ЛОМО Т-43 40 mm f/4 lens lens, mentioned here. I have a fair collection of portraits by now, I few of which are good enough to probably make the final series. This might be my favourite so far. Watch this space.
I just acquired a ЛОМО Т-43 40 mm f/4 lens. It’s a very nice glass lens from the Leningradskoe Optiko Mechanichesckoe Objedinenie. Sadly, the farthest I can focus it on my SLR without colliding with the mirror is a couple of decimeters, giving this field of view. This self-portrait is the start of a project I plan to undertake with this very limited setup. More on that later.