Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

donderdag 30 juli 2009


No archive - a metal box with 30,000 negatives. Stupid. This one, I think, mid-seventies. Old-fashioned TriX. Could be the Vivitar 1 series 70-210.


1980 I became a pro (ha!) First commission: the new painting in the pool. From the roof, please. Nothing artistic. (Whàt? I'm an acrophobic artist, sir!) Concrete stairs? No, a too short ladder. So I took my Distagon and made the picture on PlusX.

woensdag 29 juli 2009

Getting there, maybe

Testing Fomapan100 again. Glas, in and out, reflexions - I sure would like to have a cup of tea in that room! So quiet.
Pilot.6 and ten minutes Rodinal 1:50, doesn't look bad! It seems sheet-film, 120 and 135 are different.

maandag 27 juli 2009

Gershwin on Ilford

#Summertime, when the livin' is easy...

zondag 26 juli 2009

one to fifty

Rodinal 1:50 and still not happy with the charcoal-shadow...

Just testing

Wòw! First sheet-film in more than 25 years. 9x12 Fomapan 100 in 1:25 Rodinal - very steep contrast. I never liked 100 ASA films, I'm a TriX HP5 man, grey, soft. The Technika IV, 1960, with a Schneider Super-Angulon f8 90mm weighs 3,5 Kg but handles very well. My CanoScan 8800 F only takes 7x12 cm but that's okay for panoramic views.

woensdag 22 juli 2009


My (20+years) Sigma Mirror-Telephoto Multi-Coated 1:8 f=600mm is unforgiving. But when in focus, then it's remarkable! HP5 in Rodinal (yes!) 1:25

vrijdag 17 juli 2009


Rainy day - I couldn't wait to test the Pilot6 ! The quality of the 4,5 75mm is visible, even in this very bad developed HP5 (Pilot has a T, B, 1/25 1/50 and maybe 1/100 guillotine, so ISO 100 will be a lot better!) The mirror-finder is very dark, but the FUN, working with this 1936 SLR!

donderdag 16 juli 2009

And then came Victor.

The Leica Shop in Vienna sent me today this elegant Pilot.6 SLR. In the thirties the Kamera-Werkstätten in Dresden developed this type of camera, small, for 120 film and later (1938 Pilot Super) even with interchangeable lenses. This one is around 1936 with an almost noiseless mirror+shutter. But then came the war. And Victor.

woensdag 15 juli 2009

Something from the past

MY past: as a sports-photographer. Found this negative and remembered: I always did weird things to Kodak Plus-X. Made my own developer, or cooked it in HC110 (like this one, I suppose). "Old" Canon F1, and "a" wide-angle ( I had lenses up to 600mm, but w-a's I borrowed from a friend. I took this picture hanging above the "water-feature").

dinsdag 14 juli 2009


My Argus C2 (around 1942) is a very clever camera. Pretty, too, kind of Art-Deco. The Sandmar 100mm (a bit later: Enna-Werk München U.S. Zone Germany...) is a different story. Correct focusing is essential - and difficult. Nil desperandum - as the Jesuits taught me.

zaterdag 11 juli 2009

Stairway to heaven...

...Independence Day! No espresso for me, after this: cappuccino - better for the heart. And the HP5 in old-fashioned Rodinal 1+25. T*Sonnar 150mm on the 500 C/M.

vrijdag 10 juli 2009

Little Boxes

Words and music by Malvina Reynolds, 1962. Picture 2009 with Canon FTbQL (1971), new FD 35-70 mm 3.5-4.5 (1983) on Ilford HP5, possibly in Very Old Superior Promicrol (VSOP: 15+ years!)

2009Summer-exhibition, Centre for Architecture, Nijmegen

woensdag 8 juli 2009

Introduction 2

So, in 1960 I got my first camera: a Hit. Five years later a real TLR: the famous Lubitel. I still have one. And a Meopta enlarger. And my first prints. Rain, moody skies. Twenty years of professional sports-photography and ten years drawing later I'm back in the sixties. Rain. Moody skies. I love it!


On request: Analoog60 goes English. Definitely not my favourite language. Minchia! (Excuse my French)
About this coal-black picture: Nikonos IV-A (1980), Nikkor 2.5 35mm (1977) on HP5 in Microphen. Don't ask about the black borders: I have no idea. Just another against-the-light effect? (See june 19 below)

zondag 5 juli 2009

FOMA Bohemia

Nee, geen voetbalclub (ofschoon ze wèl zo'n logo hebben...) maar een fantastische film. Voor de ouderwetsen onder ons. Even schrikken toen ik de ontwikkelaar wegschonk: die was sterk gekleurd, en ook de film bleek cyanotisch. Waarschijnlijk te wijten aan de anti-halolaag, en geen enkel probleem: ik houd wel van een glaasje absinth op z'n tijd. PS - foto: Agfa Billy.

woensdag 1 juli 2009

Prisma / geen prisma!

Zes keer gecontroleerd (moeilijk te zien bij HP5 in ADOX) en vastgesteld dat de film echt goed in de negatiefhouder lag. Heus. Maar ik kon zwéren dat de kat echt op zijn linkerzij had gelegen. Heus. Was onmogelijk - zie nummerbord. Tot ik me realiseerde dat ik de kat gezien had door de spiegelverkeerde lichtkapzoeker (ivm het gewicht). Nounounou...
Hasselblad 500C/M met Sonnar 150mm beide uit 1976. Het licht gemeten met een piepkleine Fodor Baby IIa seleniummeter.