Crazy to shoot film?

For a long time ago, I am trying really hard to identify and  find the proper way formulate the reasons why I am pursuing film photography. My opinion has changed during the years quite drastically and I went through many stages. If I want to…

Balcony door portraits

Light quality is extremely important to a photographer, just like snow for an Inuit. We have  countless names for the different types of light while any average people would only call them “strong” or “weak”. The amount of light we get is very easy to…

Livin’ Streets on Ektachrome

Walls are usually not the most exciting subjects to photograph. To use medium format slide film to do that is even more strange and could be considered as some sort of crime by some. After all we live in a time when both film and labs which are able…

Welcome the Sun

Finally, the Sun has returned to us and days are once again long enough for me to have a chance to enjoy the light even after working hours. To celebrate this blessing I have finished shooting the roll of Velvia which I have started last…

Bring your giant medium format camera to work

A photographer is never really putting down his camera, no matter what crazy thing she or he is doing for living or filling the days with. Since we are not living in an ideal world, most of us has to face with limitation of time…

Österreichischer Skulpturenpark

Sometimes the most amazing places are literally just a few steps from your backyard. Yet it is so easy to overlook or ignore them, just because you don’t expect anything extraordinary close to your regular living space. Or you miss to visit them because you…

Pentacon Six TL

Pentacon Six TL

Introduction I have a very special relationship with my Pentacon Six TL camera since it is my only working medium format camera. I was always heavily attracted by medium format photography, but I couldn’t afford for a while to get into it. Eventually the P6…

Sultan İkinci Beyazıd Veli Türbesi (Istanbul, Turkey) Pentacon Six TL, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f/2.8, Fujicolor Pro 160NC, Canoscan 9900F

Istanbul through Pentacon Six TL

Finally, I am back with a post again! It has been a long time I could write anything. The reason of this long break is that I have got married plus I have changed job and country to live. From September I will live in…

Portraits round 2

My last post about portraits (Portraits round 1) featured black and white photographs. Black and white often helps simplify things by skipping the colors and thus resulting a cleaner image focused more on geometry, composition and effects of light and shadows. Many times this monochromatic…

Portraits round 1

Portraiture Portraiture is a very exciting branch of photography probably because of it’s subject. It is indeed a very ancient and natural thing to depict our fellowman. Therefore enormous amount of portraits has been created over the history and especially nowadays. Most likely this is…