Leslie Thompson;

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?

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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?

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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.

*Best Friend 


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