Equipment & Media
All photographs were shot using a Hasselblad 500 C/M analog medium format camera that I bought from my dad’s WWII Navy buddy, a retired Navy photographer.
The camera was usually fitted with a Zeiss Sonnar CF 150 mm f4 T* lens that I found on eBay.
Most times, the film has been Kodak 120 (6×6 cm) Professional Portra 400NC negative film, but Kodak doesn’t make the NC film any more, just Portra 400, so when my stock runs out, I’ll have to make the switch.
I have the film processed at a local camera store and scan either the prints or the negatives with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner. I make prints at a local photography school using a color darkroom outfitted with an Omega Super Chromega D Dichroic II enlarger and their color print processor. The paper is Kodak Professional Supra Endura N, which Kodak no longer manufactures. I have 5 boxes of 50 in the refrigerator. When those are gone, I’ll have to switch to Fuji or just scan the negatives and print the digital images.
I have a crappy little flash that’s about 15 years old that I’m just starting to use. I don’t have a light meter. I use the one in my digital camera. But hey, I’m not really a photographer. I’m just a trans guy who learned how to use a camera to try to tell stories.