A view of the Word Trade Centre and cable-car, taken from inside Desigual at the Mare Magnum, Barcelona. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+.
Tower blocks seen from the shopping centre at Diagonal Mar, Barcelona. This style of overhanging blocks hung from a central core is surprisingly common with newer architectural designs in Barcelona. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+.
The Hotel Arts reflected in the Mapfre tower entrance at Port Olímpic, Barcelona. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Kodak Gold 200 processed to black and white in Lightroom.
The Mapfre tower at Port Olímpic, Barcelona.
The Edificio de Gas Natural in Barceloneta, framed by the contrasting dark and much less shiny local housing. Finally back to uploading some more film images. Leica M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Kodak Gold 200 colour film, converted to black and white in Lightroom.
People at the sea-front promenade in Barceloneta, Barcelona. Shot with Kodak Ektar 100 and converted to black and white in Lightroom.
The promenade alongside the marina at Port Olimpic, Barcelona. Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 Biogon with Ilford HP5+.
A short sequence of images of the W-Hotel, near Barceloneta. These were taken using Ektar 100 with a black-and-white conversion in Lightroom (for no particular reason other than not having a fine-grained monochrome film to hand…). The hotel is one of the most prominent landmarks on the Barcelona coast. It was controversial when being built, partly because of ecological concerns resulting from the reclaimed land – though similar concerns had not prevented the industrial-scale development of tourism along the rest of the Barcelona coastline. As with the Hotel Arts, this is not […]
A distant view of the Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona. Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 Biogon and Ilford HP5+ using a dark red filter.
Mammoth statue, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona. I am not entirely sure what the connection between mammoths and Barcelona is, but there is also a Museu del Mamut here for anyone tired of the sunshine. Lecia M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 Biogon and Ilford HP5+.
Church reflections in the Biblioteca Facultat Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 Biogon and Ilford HP5+.
Tram lines alongside the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. I am sticking with simpler, static subjects until I get the hang of the 35mm framing and camera handling – so the straight railway tracks seem more than appropriate. Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 Biogon, Ilford HP5+.
The Hotel Arts and casino at Port Olimpic, Barcelona. A suite in this inviting looking tower can cost up to 12000 euros per night, so if you are planning to stay for some time a cheaper option might simply be to buy a flat in Barceloneta. This was taken with Ilford HP5+, which to my eye appears to have both substantially nicer grain than XP2 and also higher resolution. I think that the grain’s texture is an advantage here, adding a nice 1960’s inner-city council housing vibe to the image of the luxury […]
Early morning view of the W-Hotel at Barceloneta, taken from the ferry jetty at the Port Vell harbour. It is rather a strange shot, as although there are numerous people and traders on the jetty above, the photograph implies a stillness and calm that is somewhat at odds with the nearby reality. I quite like the way that using film makes this scene look so much older.
Early morning shot looking towards fishing harbour taken from alongside the Maremagnum at Port Vell, Barcelona. This is one of the first pictures taken with a newly acquired Leica M7 and 35mm Zeiss Vogon Biogon lens. To ensure even less continuity, this was also the first time that I have used Kodak Ektar 100 colour negative film. Shooting with a rangefinder camera is very much a different experience to a film SLR. The rangefinder itself is very easy to use and much faster to focus accurately than the usual SLR split-screen.Using the viewfinder with […]