Kent Andreasen on his Mamiya RB67 #celebratephotography
We recently stumbled upon Boooooom’sCamera Stories and Kent Andreasen‘s camera story is so good! His love for his camera and how it functions is palpable and it makes us feel like we’re in on a secret.
The Mamiya 67 is a battle tank, that’s the best way for me to describe it. It feels like you’re holding some sort of weapon from one of the world wars. The weight is one of the reasons I like it. It feels like it has purpose, like you’re out there doing something of significance. What’s funny is half the time I’m taking photographs of flowers in my garden. The mechanics of it are also appealing. The film advance and shutter cock have a real visceral feeling. The viewfinder is massive and you find yourself hunched over it like some primal animal searching for understanding. The mirrored effect means it takes a bit of getting used and my friends often look into it with confusion and dismay.
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