It’s TLR Love (#44)

Twin-Lens Reflex... Sex on Film!

I love my Yashica 635, the vintage medium format 120 film camera I rock with when I get the chance. There is something about the permanency of film that I love. I shoot digital on commercial jobs, but for personal work I prefer film most of the time. Check out my Flickr stream to see some shots off the Yashica.

Hi to all the visitors from FRESHLY PRESSED! This illustration is #44 in my One Illustration a Day project. I am up to #56 today and you can check out all the illustration to date here

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56 thoughts on “It’s TLR Love (#44)”

  1. I’ve used Hasselblads (and love them), but never a TLR. Probably the reason I’m so fascinated by them is because they remain mysterious to me. They’re one of the few kinds of cameras I’ve never actually used or even held. Thank you for sharing.

      1. I love the big clunk of the 635 too, old school. Your Mat-124G looks in great condition! I have a friend who found one at auction and I’m thinking I may just steal it from them 🙂

  2. Wow! I couldn’t have come across your site at a better time! I just finished a course in Illustrator and, also, recently purchased my Wacom tablet. I was just thinking yesterday how am I going to improve my skills and make sure I continue to grow in my art. You have just inspired me on how to do that–an illustration a day!

    Am definitely going to subscribe to your site and check back often for inspiration and maybe some camaraderie! Nice work.

  3. The advantage of the TLR was shooting with heavy red or green filters, but having a clear viewing lens. The C330 was my first ‘real’ camera back in 1972, and I shot with it until 2002. Now have digital, and a complete Graflex XL system, plus an Italian Silvestri outfit.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36831092@N06/

  4. you work with film. I work with words. We are on about the same thing. fixing the transient, capturing that moment in time. you would have loved the interview with Tony Mott, rock ‘n’ roll photographer the other day; he spoke eloquently about film

  5. I just went through your Flickr and I must say I feel jealous right now 😛 you have a WONDERFUL camera and the pictures are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

      1. Oh and I absolutely forgot to say, congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!!! (in addition to being awesomely talented that is)

  6. These are so cool! Looked at your illustrations- love the Rock Clock and the London Botany Bay ones…. you should make your illustrations into T-shirts etc… unless you already do… these are great!

  7. hace 16 años le di una gran alegria a papa y una gran tristeza a mama pero graxias a ellos soy la gran mujer k soy por eso los kiero resto

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