Happenings on Film: Photographia Project

2015-07-27 3

Last year I took part in Photographia, a project that encouraged the use of cameras from the volt of Museu da Imagem em Movimento (M|i|mo). The gear collection used to belong to a well-known Portuguese TV channel (RTP) and some professional photographers. The cameras hadn’t been used since they were donated to the museum—until the launch of Photographia.

Shot using Rolleiflex K8 T3. Credits: zulupt

Most of the cameras were ready for shooting, some needed a simple clean-up, and others needed more than just TLC. Among the cameras were Werra, Rolleiflex, Linhof, Leica, Balda and many other great models. I was lucky to have tested them all. Twelve photographers were invited to shoot with these cameras and I was one of them. The best photos were included in a special museum exhibition.

Shot using Rolleiflex K8 T3. Credits: zulupt

For my exhibition photos I used three cameras: a Rolleiflex K8 T3, a Leica DRP and the best of them all, a Linhof 220. I loaded them with Lomography XPro Slide 200, Redscale XR and Earl Grey. The Leica, unfortunately, gave up. There was a problem with the optics and most of the photos were ruined. The Rolleiflex worked like a charm and I really enjoyed taking photos with it. The Linhoff really blew me away; it is a strange-looking camera that produces excellent images.

Shot using Linhof 220. Credits: zulupt

I feel grateful that ecO-Cultural Association and M|i|mo chose me to be a part of this project. It was an honor to be part of the conservation and repair of these cameras. I really had the time of my life.

Shot using Linhof 220. Credits: zulupt

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written by Hugo Pereira on 2015-07-27 #lifestyle #redscale #rolleiflex #linhof #photographia #earl-gret

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3 Comments

  1. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Wow, that's a real interesting haul.

  2. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Thanks @clownshoes :)

  3. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    Linhof, a strange-looking camera and heavy , my arm still hurt when i think about it :)
    A grear project from ecO-Cultural Association and M|i|mo that i'm also proud being part of it .

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