A few weeks ago I went to the central cemetery in Vienna. I had been there before in spring and was eager to go back when fall with all its colors had arrived. I still need to get the color films developed but boy, this place is wonderful in autumn! I snapped a lot of pictures with my smartphone but of course I brought some of my analog friends. What was in my camera bag on this beautiful day?
- I don’t shoot a lot of 35mm these days but recently I found a neat little camera at the local thrift shop. The Olympus 35 RC is a rangefinder camera, lightweight and easy to use. I shot with it at the cemetery for the very first time so let’s see how the images will turn out.
- The Holga 120 with the glass lens is my favorite camera, period. I like the square format and the fact that this camera always gives me good results – simply astonishing since it’s just a plastic body with one shutter speed. I got lucky with the Holga I own, I don’t have to tape her up and the back of the camera didn’t fall off once. Big love for this one.
- My Kodak Brownie Hawkeye is camera that I had modified. It’s a model where you can easily flip the lens which gives you very soft and blurry images. While the Holga is also quite blurry, the Hawkeye enables me to get exactly the shots I envision. I already used it for shooting the cathedral in my hometown and the box camera was also my weapon of choice for images from the cemetery in Vienna. I’ll post all of the images soon!
*Title image taken by graveyard buddy Tanja, thanks!