After a few years of shooting film I learned that cinema lenses (the likes of Cinelux and ISCO) could be modified for medium format film cameras. They render a dreamy, swirly bokeh that every photographer dreams of! I ended up purchasing an ISCO Ultra MC 105mm f2 lens from a fellow photographer who modifies them for various camera systems. The lens would be a huge learning curve for me since it has no aperture blades (always wide open at f2); I knew it would be finicky and that I wouldn’t be able to use it in every shooting environment. I do embrace a soft focus in my work, though, so I had no issue with jumping right in and trying it out! Here are some comparisons between film images shot with this lens and digital images shot on various systems.
Fine Art Film Wedding and Portrait Photography + Super 8 Video
Toronto and Destination
I live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and on land attributed to the Brant Tract Treaty of 1797. I am actively committed to bettering the spaces I occupy, while acknowledging and divesting from my own whiteness.