Koni-Omega Rapid 200

The Koni-Omega Rapid



A friend of mine, John Mickevich, posted a picture of a new-to-him Koni-Omega he just received and it made me think I should write up mine. The basics of the camera system is that it’s a 6×7, medium format rangefinder. It has a somewhat unusual dial focusing system, and an extremely unusual film advance and cocking mechanism that’s been likened to a pump action shotgun. This is by no

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Bearskin Beauty

Here’s the “shot on film” version of the bearskin, hunting pinup I did with Hannah Noel. Shot this in my garage studio with Balcar strobes.

I put together the set, wardrobe, and props excepting the bearskin which Hannah brought.

I was inspired by a Gil Elvgren pinup along a similar theme and I hope we did it justice. Shot with my Bronica 6×6 camera on Fuji Neopan Acros. Printed 8×10 and scanned.

Notting Hill Sound Systems


I â¤ï¸ this little photo book or photo zine, Notting Hill Sound Systems, by Brian David Stevens and published by Cafe Royal Books. It’s all double trucks of PA systems set up for the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival.

Brian David Stevens tweeted to me that these shots were done with a “leica m3 voigtlander 25mm (and maybe my 40mm) trix-x!” I must say, the medium incorporates with the subject exceedingly well. I love how this shows some down and dirty systems that forgo things like

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Canon AE-1

The Canon AE-1 Turns 39



The venerable #Canon AE-1 turns 39 this month. It was released in April of 1976.

This is my first actual real camera given to me by my Father sometime in the 1990’s. While it may not be feature packed by today’s standards it took the camera world by storm when it came out and reigned for the better part of a decade.

It’s center weighted averaging light meter is impressively accurate and was “microprocessor controlled.” The first mass market camera with a “computer&#8221

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Collapsing City

The abandoned Packard Plant is 40 acres of industrial ruins. From certain points it looks almost like a city. The Packard Plant hasn’t made cars since the 50’s. I think this image looks like a scene that could have been captured at the end of World War II in Europe, but it’s present day America.

Fashion Photography Now


Fashion Photography Now

Fashion Photography Now by Catherine Chermayeff. Great photo book of 50 different fashion photographers from film’s apex. The images are from 1997-1999 and are largely analog with a couple rather obvious and dismal-by-today’s-standards forays into digital. A really great book with creative and interesting images. Amazon has them for two cents plus shipping and it’s well worth it to add this gem to your library. Word of parental warning this book does contain

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Baker Perkins Shelving Dominos

Shot this close to home at Saginaw’s Baker Perkins Plant. They used to make ovens and do customized machining.

It was a fairly large industrial complex in varying stages of demolition. Almost like a mini Packard Plant. This room was weird, lots of vacuum tubes were stored on the shelves if I recall correctly. Looked like someone tried to play dominos with the shelves.

Nice lighting and captured with a Fuji GW690 which is the most tack sharp camera I own. Printed this at 16×20

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