Analog Portraits - photovisionproject

“Each photograph is read as the private appearance of its referent: the age of Photography corresponds precisely to the explosion of the private into the public, or rather into the creation of a new social value, which is the publicity of the private: the private is consumes as such, publicly.”    
                                                         ― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

In my next photographic project I would like to focus more seriously on portrait and people photography using only analog ( film ) cameras. In order to be able to understand my vision better and to make  changes and adjustments more efficient  I compile  here a basic photographic portfolio.

There are all images I have done in the  last years using  different analog cameras and shot in different locations with various models. They are not coherent in style but somehow they could serve me as a guide for my new portraits ...


portraits compilation


I have divided the images in tree categories:

  • Artistic and Conceptual
  • Classical Portraits
  • Teens and Childs

The proximity of mask, theater, death and portraits is one guideline for my images ...


Masks, Zeiss Contaflex

Masks, Zeiss Contaflex

.. the following citation of Roland Barthes somehow illustrates the idea ...

“We know the original relation of the theater and the cult of the Dead: the first actors separated themselves from the community by playing the role of the Dead: to make oneself up was to designate oneself as a body simultaneously living and dead: the whitened bust of the totemic theater, the man with the painted face in the Chinese theater, the rice-paste makeup of the Indian Katha-Kali, the Japanese No mask ... Now it is this same relation which I find in the Photograph; however 'lifelike' we strive to make it (and this frenzy to be lifelike can only be our mythic denial of an apprehension of death), Photography is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead.” 

 ― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

  


ARTISTIC AND CONCEPTUAL


Masks, Zeiss Contaflex

Selfportrait. Zeiss Contax IIIa, Kodak Portra 160NC.

Pentax 67






Bessamatic, Maco Eagle 400.


Nikon FE2, Maco Eagle 400




Bessamatic, Maco Eagle 400

Voigtländer Bessamatic, AGFA ASP400 exp.




Voigtländer Bessamatic, AGFA ASP400 exp.
Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak TMAX 100 exp.


Plaubel Makina 67, Kodak Portra exp.

Nikon FM2, Kodak Portra 400 exp.


Nikon FM2, Kodak Portra 400 exp.








Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400

Plaubel Makina 67, Fuji Acros 100



Linhof Super Technika V, Polaroid exp.

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 

Linhof  220 ( 6x7 ), TMAX 100 exp.

Linhof  220 ( 6x7 ), TMAX 100 exp.

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 

Graflex 4x5, Zeiss Tessar 2.7 165mm, Polaroid exp. 





Nikon FM2, Kodak Portra 160NC



Plaubel Makina 67 TMAX400 exp.

Pentax 67, Kodak BW400CN


Nikon FM2, AGFA Neopan 400 exp.

Nikon FM2, AGFA Neopan 400 exp.



Nikon FM2, AGFA Neopan 400 exp.



Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400.

Nikon FM2, Maco Eagle 400. 







SX-70 Polaroid Impossible


SX-70 Polaroid Impossible



SX-70 Polaroid Impossible



SX-70 Polaroid Impossible


SX-70 Polaroid Impossible



SX-70 Polaroid Impossible





CLASSICAL PORTRAITS




























TEENS and CHILDS
















 


















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