28 November, 2010

23 November, 2010

Plan 9 from Outer Space.

The following pictures are inspired by the work of Ed Wood and Béla Lugosi.

"Plan 9 from Outer Space 01 - 06", brasil, 2010

What you need:

_ a magnifier/loupe
_ a camera

18 November, 2010

The MACRO effect with a slide-projector lens - part 2.

I was very delighted with the results which I've shown in Part 1. For this reason I shot a whole film with the slide-projector lens, here's the index of this film:

First I'll show more pictures with the Reverse Lens technique:

Here's the camera with the slide-projector lens in the "normal" way:

And here are the pictures taken in the "normal" way:

"the macro effect 04-16", brasil, 2010

The effect is superb!

14 November, 2010


"photomania", brasil, 2010
_installation, +/- 1000 C-Prints in the size (each) 10x15cm, bolt+nut+shims

09 November, 2010

The MACRO effect with a slide-projector lens - part 1.

Certainly you remeber the boring evenings with slide shows of your friends or of Uncle Jack with hundreds of pictures of the Greece or Bora Bora vacation. Yes your plan was to destroy this damned slide-projector;)

Today everyone use their notebooks and their beamer, but this isn't much better;)

I had an old slide-projector, a Porst visual 302 out of the 1970s. But he was broken. The only thing which I've kept is the lens of the slide-projector, a 2.8/85mm.
I've thought that I can use it for something.

Some days ago I've tested it at my Praktica LTL3, but I've needed a spacer to have the right focal distance.
I've screwed a hollowed lens (a Yashinon DS-M 1.7/50mm) as a spacer on the camera.
Of course, you can't screw the slide-projector lens on the camera or on the hollowed lens, you must hold the slide-projector lens the whole time when you take a picture and certainly you can't set the slide-projector lens.
But so you can use the slide-projector lens in the "normal" way or as Reverse Lens for Macro Photography.

As Reverse Lens:

Pictures with the Reverse Lens technique at 1/125s and f-stop 2.8. I'm sorry but I don't know the enlarge­ment fac­tor, perhaps 1:2 or 1:1 or larger.
The film was a Fuji Superia XTRA 400:

"the macro effect 01-03", brasil, 2010

Here is Part 2

"If I knew how to take a good photograph,...

...I'd do it every time."

Robert Doisneau

"a parody parodied 2010", brasil, 2010

"If you take photographs,...

...don’t speak, don’t write, don’t analyse yourself, and don’t answer any questions."

Robert Doisneau

"this was a media war - outtake", brasil, 2010

"The photographer must be absorbent-

-like a blotter, allow himself to be permeated by the poetic moment.... His technique should be like an animal function...he should act automatically."

Robert Doisneau
"i hate the way they love 2010", brasil, 2010