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Viewfinder View: Shooting Portraits in Barbershops with the Hasselblad 500C/M

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Earlier this year, photographer Carl Pendle released a popular video showing himself doing street photography with a Hasselblad 500C/M, from the perspective of the photographer looking down into the camera’s viewfinder.

That was simply “a test video” he says. Now he’s back again with a more polished attempt at the same idea. The video above shows the “viewfinder view” of a recent project in which Pendle shot portraits of barbers in London barbershops.

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Pendle tells us that he visited roughly 20 different barbershops in his area over the course of two months. After each press of the shutter button in the video, we get to see the actual digital scan of the 120 medium format negative that resulted.

Here are some of the photographs shown in the video, displayed in the order they appear:

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Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

You can find more of Pendle’s work on his website.


Image credits: Video and photographs by Carl Pendle and used with permission

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