Hollywood at 2AM

Medium Format Film Night Photography

As many of you know, I’m an avid film photographer. I mostly shoot 120mm but occasionally I shoot 4x5 portraits in the studio. I enjoy taking long walks in the very early morning hours while everyone is sleeping. Generally Hollywood is a busy place, walking at 2AM offers a different experience. A quiet, almost mediative one, where every corner offers secret passages, corners, and corridors. I exposed these on Ilford FP4 Plus 125. The camera used was my Mamiya 645, my first medium format camera. It’s a basic camera with a light meter and a 2.8 80mm lens. Without wanting to take additional gear, I generally grab the Mamiya over my Hasselblad 503CW because the 503 does not have a light meter built-in. The only other couple pieces of gear I use is a small tripod and a shutter release cable for the long exposures. The Mamiya 645 is a solid, no-frills camera that allows me to focus on the photograph. It’s a pleasure to use. I process and scan all the images in my studio. Limited Edition Giclée prints available. Contact me for details.