Had the privilege of photographing and chatting with Maj. J. Estrela, an Army officer in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, this past Rememberance Day. Special thanks to Royal Canadian Military Institute for hosting us and Robert Baines of The NATO Assoication of Canada for helping me put this together. I am currently looking for funding for a project to photograph and document the stories of 400 veterans from across Canada. I hope this is the first portrait of many to come. Thank you Maj. Estrela for your time, service and sacrifice.
ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND 2010 I PICKED UP MY MAMIYA AFD III ZD BACK 80MM SEKOR D LENS KIT .. AND I SAVED $9000.00 ON IT .. WAS ON SALE FOR 6900.00 WAS A WICKED DEAL COULDN’T TURN IT DOWN .. SO YA FINALLY GONE MEDIUM FORMAT SO NOW I CAN GIVE MY CLIENTS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AS WELL AS BEING ABLE TO SHOOT AMAZING PORTRAIT SHOTS WITH RICH COLOR AND DETAIL.. AND FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW I CAN SHOOT FILM AS WELL ON THE SAME BODY.
HERE IS A SAMPLE SHOT I DID OF MYSELF TODAY NOT SO LONG AGO
I LOVE CAMERAS AND MY GIRL CALLS THEM MY TOYS BUT YA I LOVE THEM .. IM CURRENTLY SHOOTING WITH A NIKON D2Xs BUT LOOKING TO GO MEDIUM FORMAT.. CURRENTLY THE CAMERA IM LOOKING AT IS A MAMIYA 645 AFD III DIGITAL KIT, BUT AFTER I SAW THIS VIDEO IM THINKING ABOUT HASSELBLAD I ALWAYS LOVED THE HASSELBLAD BUT WEIGHT IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE BIG FACTOR.. BUT FOR WHAT ITS WORTH IT TAKES AMAZING IMAGES ..