New French President's official photo shot on a ... Rolleiflex!
Francois Hollande, the new French President, has had an official portrait done. The photographer first used a dSLR, then a 35mm Leica, before switching to a Rolleiflex, which gave him the right result.
Interestingly the photo was done in natural light and handheld.
Seems like the French are always on the cutting edge.
Woot! The French are one of my language peeps and were among the big early pioneers of analog photography (if not the pioneers of analog photography)!
Vive la France!
Typical digital zombies say: "Adapt or die!" "The world is changing, change with it!" "Analog is old and nasty! EEEEEEEWWWWWW!" "Why should I pay money for getting my pictures when I can have everything NOW?" "Why shoot manual when you can have the camera do everything automatically?"
Primary 35mm camera - Pentax K1000
Secondary 35mm camera - Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL - M42 Mount
Medium Format: Mamiya RB67
It is a head of state photo. It needs to be a bit flat, a bit boring, a bit conservative and generally something bland enough to fit well on the cheap frame on a civil service wall. On the other hand, I kind of like it, it is nothing spectacular but he looks like he is about to speak or do something, not distant nor majestic, not "presidential" or high-above but actually about to engage with the viewer.