Cuba images shot on a leica loaded with Film

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After a very busy year the Younger family needed a wee break. Our computers seem to have some kind of virus in the way every time I logged onto the internet I got loads of pop ups, HOLIDAY, Low cost flights, beach getaways, Virgin holidays. This “virus Popup ” had a mental effect on a family in need of a holiday. I won’t go into the effectiveness of google adverts so much as to day these Popups worked.

We ended up booking a last minute trip to Cuba, a place we have wanted to visit for a long time.

Here are a few images all captured on Film using a Leica M6 and a 50mm lens. Shooting film has become a major obsession of mine, I need to collect hundreds of cheap ( and sometimes not so cheap) camera bargains. I decided to take only one camera, since the Leica is /was the camera of choice of some of the greatest photographs in history.

“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.”   Henri Cartier – Bresson

I’m so much in love with the leica after this trip, yes its slower to use, its totally manual but thats it charm…..

Shooting film is a charm in its self, the trick is to choose the right lab, a lab that will listen to requests and taylor scans to individual needs.

I use UK Film Lab for all my film needs. I hardly touch my scans when I get them back, These days many photographers ( including ourselves) spend far too much time editing digital images. This is precious time especially now we are a family.

Last year I took a few rolls of film and either a Nikon FM2, leica m6 or my Contax 645 along to our weddings. I was blown away by the results, This year I will be bringing lots more film to weddings with the intention of offering weddings shot entirely on film from next year.

Most of these images from Cuba are Kodak films, my favourite Kodak film is Kodak portra 400, on this trip I took a few rolls of Kodak Ektar and loved the punchy colours.

I recently added a Hasselblad H1 and  a Fuji Tx-1 ( Hasselblad x-pan) I look forward to adding more images from these cameras soon.

 

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