Widelux F6B – KODAK TMAX400 – Fort Van Walem

A lot of things happened in the past 6 months. Moving to Walem was one of them. The green belt around the old military fort was a lifesaver when I needed some fresh air, peace and quiet and time to think. At one point, walking up and down the path became a daily routine.

I snapped this shot with one of my favourite cameras, the Widelux F6B Panoramic camera that I got myself for my 30th birthday. I love how it’s intricate (and delicate) mechanics created the possibility to make cinematic widescreen pictures on 35mm.

This image was shot on black and white Kodak Tmax 400 film, which gives some very clean and highly detailed results. I’m currently completing a roll of Ilford HP5 and might write a comparison between the two in the future.

The Widelux has been Jeff Bridges’ go to camera for behind the scenes snapshots while on set. What better way to document movie-making than shots in the same wide aspect ratio. You can find Bridges’ snapshots of some of his most famous productions on his website, as well as a document on Widelux do’s and don’ts by John Stamets, which I strongly recommend you read if you get one of your own. You can find my Widelux shots on Instagram using the hashtag #dudesgotawidelux.

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