Hong Kong-based Bobby Sham’s body of work is a testament of his love for large-format photography. Engaging in a craft made easier and more accessible with digital alternatives, Sham still outshines tech-savvy counterparts even if he does things the almost unpredictable, analogue way. Here is a gallery of Sham’s indulgent large-format images, taken with vintage and original Petzval lens.
Black Paper, a Chinese-language ‘zine distributed for free in Hong Kong, features Sham’s work. Above are black-and-white portraits he has taken for the publication. But more than that, he has photographed so many people throughout his career. More portraits are shown below.
While he may be a master at portraiture, Bobby Sham also uses his expertise to capture pieces of everyday life, as depicted in the tram images below.
Those were indeed spectacular images, made outstanding through Bobby Sham’s photographic talent and the magic of the Petzval Lens. Sham speaks of his preference for the century old invention in this interview and shares his test shots using the new Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens.
The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is now available for pre-order in the Lomography Online Shop! They will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so don’t miss out on securing your piece of photographic history and your place in the pre-order queue! You can find out about the lens on the Petzval Microsite.