The Rolleiflex is a work of art. Initially I was intrigued with the notion of film and Twin Lens Reflex Cameras after a chance meeting with the Irish Photographer John Minihan. I never shot using film but had a deep curiosity fueled by some of John’s accomplishments over his shooting life. This became a big experiment for me and one where Peter counseled me brilliantly – including sourcing the camera. I can’t go out with this camera without being stopped and asked about its origins. The shooting is like nothing I have ever experienced. Through the viewfinder images are squared and reversed and really alters one’s perspective.
I shot with film, produced the negatives and digitally shot the negatives on a light box. The digital inverse photograph I would then work with in Lightroom for the desired effect. I learned a lot – not the least of which is that having projects produces lessons that impact all aspects of your photographic journey.