Dec 9, 2009

Silke in Mannheim, Germany, August 1989 (Agfachrome RS 1000)

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All photographs shot with a Hasselblad 500 C/M,
with Agfachrome RS 1000 film









Sometime ago, I have mentioned a long discontinued film, that I very much liked to use every now and then.
I found its colours very attractive for some subjects, producing a nice mood.
The (very) coarse grain gave it a strong character of it's own.

Maybe a little too coarse in 35mm, it just produced lovable images in 120 size.

I surely miss it!


Somebody introduced me to Silke, because I needed a model for some school tasks, when I was doing my Gesellenprüfung in Heidelberg, Germany.

Silke was a nice and friendly girl, with lots of Geduld...
I enjoyed her company, and we had the chance to spend some funny days together.

It is a pity, and a shame, that I have lost contact with her when I moved back to Portugal...

On this particular occasion, we went to some Industriegebiet in the town of Mannheim, and I brought along my trusty Hasselblad 500 C/M and a couple of lenses: the Carl Zeiss Sonnar-C 4/150mm, together with the Carl Zeiss Planar-C 2.8/80mm or the Carl Zeiss Distagon-C 3.5/60mm.
Although it was obviously a sunny day, I decided to use the Agfachrome RS 1000, probably equipping my lenses with a ND or a polarizing filter.

It is a pity that I can't show the images somewhat bigger, as the grain get's more and more interesting as size increases...

My daughter laughs a little about the clothes on the photographs...

Well, it was twenty years ago today, as the Beatles would say!

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4 comments:

  1. Rui I remember this film pretty well, I shot some in the late 80's too mostly of buildings, I liked the grain and the cool colour rendition.
    Mark

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  2. Hi Rui. Happy New Year to you and yours :-)
    I smile looking at these photos....what would the 80s be without the hair and the clothes! Big broad shoulders, big hair, the hig waisted jeans! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Esther,
    Now am I getting a little crazy too?
    I am sure that I saw a comment from you here, and I am sure that I didn't delete it.
    But somehow it seems that it disappeared...
    Weird.. I am sorry, but It was not me!
    Thanks anyway, and thank you too Mark.
    Rui

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  4. eheh de facto as roupas sao mesmo daquela altura :)
    mas olha que as cores estão *impec* :)
    ... ahhh essa 500 c/m... fizesse eu MF e era essa mesmo ;)

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