les panoramiques incroyables de macro (the lost rolls)
On my trip for the "caviar diaries" I took quite some panoramic shots, but I only discovered them recently, while looked through all the negatives. There were nine developed films I never paid attention to. On this trip my Horizon Perfect broke down. The lens fell off, bit by bit, exposure by exposure. And in this phase of looseness and transition something very peculiar happend. While most of the shots were just unusable and out of focus, there was something like a macro-set-up for some while. The close foreground was in focus and the background was unfocused. This totally turns around the logic of panoramic cameras, whereas the focus region begins from 1 to 2 meters and everything behind is in more or less in focus and everything before that is unfocused. This setup was the first close-up panoramic camera, maybe in history :) This gives you quite some options to tell a story, but still you have to know about it. And when you know about it you have to conserve that set-up, which is impossible. In my case, the lens fell off and I got a new camera. Only after I got all the negatives back I understood, that my pictures had been unfocused from the start. But I am glad for some of the shots in this album and the phisical experiement behind it.