A Flickr blog interview with Leslie Thompson, whom I have been a fan of for some time.
1. Leslie, we know it’s a tough question, but if you had to pick just one camera to shoot with from now until the end of time, what would that be?
My Pentacon six. Even though it is a bit of a beast (kind of like a 35mm on steroids) it is a remarkably easy medium format camera to handle and shoot with plus I am always amazed at the results. It does have its issues, such as a terrible finder and film spacing problems but when you hit the right spot with the right light the image will turn out to be from a different world and that keeps me shooting everything i can with it.
2. Another (possibly) tough question… Tell us your favourite photos on Flickr, and why you like them. First, a favourite from your photostream?
Not much to say here other than it perfectly conveyed and echoed my emotions at that moment. It was also a moment that i was very aware that photography touches something deep inside myself.
And from another Flickr member?
In fact, any by *6261 (Teiko). The placement of the figure turned away from us is anonymous and mysterious and we, as the viewer, become the subject in the photograph. I’m instantly transported to a beautiful rarefied world. She is one of my favourite photographers on flickr. She creates these very beautiful cinematic moments with vintage film cameras…a true artist.