I am Jordi Vives i Batlle, 54 years of age, a Catalan born in Barcelona and living in Mol, Belgium. I am a physicist and amateur photographer. I love to experiment with unusual cameras and films, particularly former USSR cameras. I explore the small details of the world around me with the camera, to let my inner voice speak and as a means of healing.
I have organised my albums in this page according to subject, and I am presently focussing on a “visual poems” series containing photos taken with a very small camera, the Kiev 303. This camera is designed for 16 mm film, and although it is not a very advanced camera, it is by no means simple, being capable of full manual control. As film I use expired Agfa Copex Rapid 16 mm microfilm, which is capable of good results when developed in diluted 1:100 Rodinal for 20 minutes.
The result is a type of black and white photo combining high resolution, high contrast and slightly soft focussing, to which I add a touch of colour during post-processing so that it fits my philosophy of a “visual poem”: photographic statements on the topics of longing, healing, faith, the passage of time and the relationship between love and solitude; with trees, sand, rocks and water as the actors of a subtle play of the mind.
Rangefinders: Zorki 4 and FED-2 (with Jupiter 8, 11 & 12 and Industar 26M, 61 & 50)
Miniature & Subminiature: Minox 35 GT, Kiev 30 and 330
TLR: Lubitel 166, Flexaret VI automat, Rolleiflex 3.5F
SLR: Minolta XG9, Rollei SL35, Ihagee Exa
Large format: Intrepid 4x5
Folding cameras: Voigtlander Perkeo, Agfa Billy Record, Kodak six-20, Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Kodak 1A autographic
...not forgeting the lovely Lomography Diana F+!
I retain all my ownership rights in my photographs. Please do not use, copy or print for any personal or professional use without my permission.
- jordivives on 2019-11-27 · 22 Photos 56
Album: Brussels - Minox 35GTshared by jordivives on 2019-11-27 · 14 Photos 80
- jordivives on 2019-06-19 · 18 Photos 44
- jordivives on 2019-06-11 · 29 Photos 1 181
- jordivives on 2019-05-06 · 24 Photos 113
- jordivives on 2019-05-03 · 4 Photos 25
- AGFA Copex Rapid
- Agfa Copex Rapid 16 mm microfilm
- Agfa Copex Rapid 16 mm microfilm ISO 25
- Agfa Copex Rapid 16 mm microfilm, ISO 25
- Agfa Copex Rapid, ISO 25
- Film: Fuji Pro 400H
- Fuji Pro 100
- Ilford Delta 100 (35mm)
- Kentmere Pan 400
- Kodak Ektar 100 120
- Kodak Gold 200 (35mm)
- Rollei Infrared 400
- Svema Foto 65 (1989 expiry date)
- ilford pan 50 f plus