MiniExtraoddinary on Cinestill 50D

 

2018-48-Hassie-4-4

Last Sunday Mini Cooper sponsored a “street art” event in Joo Chiat area in East Singapore. I thought it was a good opportunity to go and burn some film.

2018-48-Hassie-4-3

I did not really read what it was about, but let s say that it brought some art in the streets and back alleys of Joo Chiat.

2018-48-Hassie-4-5

Windows of pastry shops got all rainbowed.

2018-48-Hassie-4-10

Best work in my opinion was the above by AikBeng Chia, a local photographer. Streets shots of the area print on T shirts set on the local version of drying lines.

2018-48-Hassie-4-8

The set-up of back alley sized sports facilities was also quite interesting.

2018-48-Hassie-4-9

2018-48-Hassie-4-7

While the lady above is responsible for the discreet weeds growing from the concrete pillars.

2018-48-Hassie-4-11

Finally the giant hopscotch above seemed to have been quite popular. I ran out of film when I got to the Tea bar. But I shot some 35mm with the M6, so it will be on a next post.

Joo Chiat is extraordinary even without Mini, an easy place to burn film

2018-48-Hassie-4-12018-48-Hassie-4-22018-48-Hassie-4-6

One roll of Cinestill 50D, shot at 50 ISO with Hasselblad 500Cm and Planar 80mm F2.8. I managed to get only 11 shots my Hassie back has a spacing problem.

The 50D is quite nice, fine grain, can pack a bit of punch even in this overcast weather. I used my old Gossen Bisix 2 meter (bought in 1989) which proved to still work quite well. Scanner is the Epson v800.

Advertisements
MiniExtraoddinary on Cinestill 50D

“I want my picture in your magazine”

 

So I was standing in Joo Chiat road with a friend and her children with the Hassie in my hand and this young chap came to me and said something about the camera. I took me a couple of exchanges to get that he thought I was taking pictures for a magazine and he wanted his portrait in there. I did not want to disappoint him but, hey bro, I have no magazine, but I can put your picture on Flickr, my blog and maybe even Facebook, so here you go.

After all this guy had the good taste to associate Hasseblad with professional-magazine-photographer and not with crazy-middle-aged-Ang-Moh ( white guy in local dialect).

I did not use the Hassie since the holidays in Sri Lanka in march but I am frankly amazed by the quality of this roll.

Camera:Hasselblad 500cm
Lens: 80mm F2.8 Planar
Film:Kodak Tri-x 400 ISO
Digifilm:Epson v500+Adobe Lightroom 3.6

“I want my picture in your magazine”