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A portrait on TRI-X at 800 | Leica M6

I hardly ever shoot portraits with my Leica. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suppose some of it is that I like my portraiture to be shot on medium format both for reasons relating to the quality of the image as well as the proportions of 35mm compared to say, 645. The more I shoot medium format, the more I find 35mm too skinny and long for portraits! That said, this portrait I shot of fellow photographer Davy Priestley has always been one of my favourites. The eagle in the right of this diptych was a spectacular wood carving and I’m pleased with how the detail has come out…TRI-X has excellent resolution. This was Kodak TRI-X 400 shot at 800 and then pushed 1 stop back in our very own UK Film Lab. The camera was a Leica M6 with a Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5.

TRIX at 800

 

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