Posts Tagged ‘X Pan 1’

Panorama | Work in Progress | 71 – Degrees

In Street Photography on December 10, 2012 at 8:22 AM

71 – Degrees | by Jack Picone

The images in this gallery have all been made on the Hasselblad X-Pan 1 and the Fuji TX-1 essentially, they are exactly the same camera just branded differently.

Both these cameras are relatively small 35mm film cameras that can produce striking unbroken images across a full 71- degree field of view (the normal field of vision of the human eye, by contrast, is only about 45 degrees). The resulting photographs make concrete the concept of the panorama — quite literally, to “see all.”

I take these cameras with me everywhere I go. They are my, “I am taking my cameras for a walk” cameras. Pictures in this slide gallery are from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Bali, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Kathmandu, Laos, Cambodia China and Australia.

The trick with using these cameras is not to rely too heavily on the actual panorama format in an effort to make your images  more aesthetically interesting. This would be clichéd. It is really about using the panorama format in conjunction with compelling composition. If there is a confluence of  both these variables it is possible to elevate your images to a higher aesthetic plane. The latter sadly, I have yet to achieve with the work here.

I am on a creative cusp! I am close I can feel it, Exciting!

Jack Picone


Hong Kong’s Bedroom

In Street Photography on September 15, 2012 at 4:37 AM

The New Territories is sometimes referred to as Hong Kong’s bedroom. It is large – larger then Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Lantau Island combined. A large quotient of Hong Kong’s population live in The New Territories.  What seems like, endless miles of  high-rise  housing estates – dominate the skyline. Often below these estates are thriving Hong Kong Chinese communities living out their lives in a vibrant way.

© Panorama on the Fuji X Pan 1 in The New Territories by Jack Picone