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Hasselblad History

One of the reasons I shoot Hasselblad; the history…


Hasselblad Masters Passion

Published in 2008, I finally got a copy. I was one of the original subscribers to the extraordinary Hasselblad publication “Victor By Hasselblad” and collected the biennial Hasselblad Masters series. However Hasselblad Masters Vol. 1 “Passion” long out of print was not available. Until recently…

A search found Gregor Halenda, who is one of the photographers featured in that very first volume. He had a few new copies in original packaging for sale. I immediately purchased one and Gregor was kind enough to autograph it. An example of his feature in the book is here.

I am a huge fan of Hasselblad and it’s place in history. So on a personal level this is very exciting for me. And photographers are all fans of incredible photography.

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On The Beach Today

I have found a great place to “Shelter In Place” with an ocean view and still travel. Well maybe not. A Soviet Navy B-39 Submarine, the largest conventionally powered submarine ever built. Likely this one stalked U.S. Navy vessels out of San Diego.

From a photo excursion from Palm Springs to San Diego. At the Maritime Museum San Diego. Photographed with my Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC80mm lens.

This submarine and our current times reminds me of the 1959 motion picture “On The Beach” directed by Stanley Kramer. It takes place during the aftermath of a nuclear war. A tremendous motion picture with an all-star cast. However the similarities to today are somewhat discomforting.

Soviet B-39 Submarine


Hasselblad H1 Introduction

I have always been a fan of Hasselblad because of it’s place in history with the exploration of outer space. This is an ad from July/August 2005 in Picture Magazine, but it appeared in many magazines. I remember very well the introduction of the H1D when Hasselblad held a day long special event at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. It was led by none other than the then President of Hasselblad.

I was there, and as I usually would do, spent a couple of days staying at the Loew’s for other business. Holding that camera and looking through that viewfinder was a total revelation. It shamed other cameras with its huge bright view. The camera so very ergonomic and solid. Everyone was just amazed with it and it’s features and future.

Indeed that held with me when finally I bought my own H4D system some years later. Hasselblad always had some great huge events. Other companies have done so along the way too. I hope to see more. I think it is good marketing although sometimes immediate results are not seen.

Hasselblad H1 Ad Picture Magazine July:Aug 2005

 


This Would Be Better

Doing some more photo shoots poolside would make sheltering in place much better.

Catherine Kwong


Curls and Pivotal

Among the things I do best, bodybuilding and fitness photography. And that is where I have been published many thousands of times over around the world.  This photo of my friend Travis Ely doing curls from one of our shoots a few years ago.

However this photograph has another point to it that was pivotal for me. This photo was done with what was at the time, the latest Hasselblad digital camera. Although I had been shooting other digital cameras at the time, for shoots like this I was still shooting medium format film. The Hasselblad gave me the colors, skin tone and look that I preferred in film.

For you photographer out there; this was shot with the Hasselblad H4D-40 with the HC80mm lens. No additional lighting, just the overhead gym lighting and natural light coming in from the large front windows. ISO 800, f2.8 and 1/60th second, processed in Hasselblad Phocus. Hasselblad files processed in Phocus create an almost magical perfect result. Thanks!

Travis Ely


More Than 6 ft

This is more than 6 ft but still a no-no. Miss doing these photo shoots. Sheltering at home.

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Submarine Social Distancing

It is a room with a view but social distancing probably would not work. Barely had enough room to shoot a photo (Hasselblad digital camera). Sheltering in place.

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Victor With Nova

When I was getting ready to do a photo shoot with Nova, I was excited to find that she had been featured in one of my favorite publications, “Victor” by Hasselblad. A beautiful publication that began as a very large format magazine and progressed to a book format. It is partially responsible for my having selected Hasselblad as my camera system.

So I was excited to have Nova sign her photograph in my copy of Hasselblad Victor Photography Book One during our photo shoot. And I am in great admiration of the original photograph and the series “Personal Visitation” by photographer Damon Loble. Applause!

By the way, it was the first time she had seen the publication and only had heard it was published.

This photograph with my Hasselblad digital camera and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

“To Ian Thank you for a wonderful shoot!!”

Nova


Wrong Face Mask

Thinking I got this face mask thing wrong. OK, sheltering in place.

Photo shoot, Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

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With My Hasselblad

A photograph that has almost become iconic and used endlessly for the Palm Springs Air Museum. I do not think it would have happened had I not shot it with my Hasselblad.

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Model Protective Wear

Working on protective wear for models so I can get back to some photo shoots. What do you think? OK, sheltering in place. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

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Art Out West

The art works of my good friend Dennis Johnson at the Frame Of Reference Fine Art Gallery in Whitefish Montana. Much of his art from photographs shot on our photo excursions over the last few years.
The art works themselves photographed by me for display; with a Hasselblad digital camera system. Thanks! https://frameref.com/fine-art/dennis-johnson/
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The Other Side – Sheltering In Place

Had I known, I would have photographed the other side of the sign. Sheltering in place.

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Not Shooting – Sheltering In Place

I had wanted to be shooting over the next few weeks. Sheltering in place for now.

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Tomcat with Hasselblad X

The Palm Springs Air Museum F-14 Tomcat. A favorite because of the motion picture “Top Gun”. Photographed with the Hasselblad X1DII 50c camera and XCD 21mm lens. Processed in Hasselblad Phocus software. Phocus with Hasselblad files always produces just amazing results.

F-14 Tomcat


Wrapped In Papier Doux

Model Aristodeme naked except for wrapped in papier doux. A day we spent shooting with many unusual props and ideas. Much fun! Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Aristodeme

 


Hasselblad Shooting Rolleiflex

Using the new Hasselblad X1DII camera to shoot an old vintage Rolleiflex camera. Lens was the Hasselblad XCD 3.5 120mm with Broncolor F160 LED lighting. Shot handheld at Camera West in Rancho Mirage CA.

X1DII Shooting a Rolleiflex


Xtine At Bombay Beach

Model Xtine in our photo shoot at Bombay Beach, Salton Sea. Hasselblad Digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

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Creator Demo Day

I shoot Hasselblad and Broncolor lighting and this is their latest. So I am going to go check it out at Camera West in Rancho Mirage!

Advance your imaging skills with medium format photography and professional lighting. Come and learn about the latest tools from Hasselblad and how medium format photography can inspire creativity. Also have on display, the all new XCD 45P, the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on!

Alongside cutting edge cameras, the latest in lighting tools from Broncolor – the leading edge in professional lighting solutions. Bring an SD card to take the images home with you!

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Two In The Gym

Photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thank You!

At Cruz 2 Fitness personal training gym here in Palm Springs with Naomi (and Naomi). Best personal training ever!

Naomi Molina In The Gym


Fit In The Gym

What a great overall look of fitness! Weight training has done good for Naomi. From our photo shoot at Cruz 2 Fitness gym in Palm Springs. Real personal training that really makes all the difference. This is that on your refrigerator photo for after the holidays, new year fitness motivation!

Naomi Molina In The Gym

Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

 


Behind The Scenes In The Gym

Behind the scenes in a gym photo shoot at Cruz 2 Fitness in Palm Springs. Naomi worked hard for almost 4 hours. You really lift in my photo shoots. My friend Aaron Cruz has built a tremendous personal training gym. More to come. Thanks!

Behind The Scenes In The Gym


Are We Done With Mediocrity?

Are we done with just “good enough” and striving toward mediocrity? For decades I have always sought to bring the best photographs to my clients. But as we know, the last decade brought a dumbing down in many sectors as to what was acceptable.
With more competition and the ease of just using any blurry or poor quality photographs or video, what would set a company or an individual apart from the crowd? I am now seeing the beginnings of change and the best is now highly valued again. Let’s keep it going!
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