Large format hollidays II - Jean-Manuel Simoes
Remember, last month I was telling you my holiday photos:
“ For the last two years I went on holiday with a 4×5 inchs Arca Camera. Nothing to do with my daily work tool. Photographing with large format is wearing about 30kg of equipment – body, lenses, frames, tripod-, having a limited number of views, do not having the eye to the viewfinder and especially anticipating, planning each shot, accepting not shooting, waiting !
It is a sport -in the physical sense- in the same way that an attitude of mind fully focused on contemplation. Photography in large format is probably the most zen attitude of the photographer.”
We spent summers 2011 and 2012 in the south of Portugal, Atlantic west side, few kilometers north of Sagres. Actualy, it was some years we go in the same village, but the last two summers I took a 4×5” Arca.
After the landscapes of the region, I decided to show people.
Happy holidays, enjoy your summer…