I used to think I'd never own a Hasselblad. The combination of cost and technique seemed forbidding and out of reach. But it wasn't too long after I started revisiting photography in earnest that I had the opportunity to buy a vintage Hasselblad 500CM, with a snazzy finder, at a good price.
It's the best camera I've ever had, maybe even better than the 503CW I switched it out with about a year later. Just looking through the viewfinder and the Hasselblad glass was a pleasure.
|January 2006. From the first roll I shot with my first Hassy.|
I've made some of my best photos with it, including the shot that makes up the background image of this blog.
|St. Augustine, 2007|
|Tosca Zoppe, Little Italy, New York, 2006|
|Bill, Portland, Oregon, 2006|
|The Lowest Point in America, Key West, 2006. I had no idea what I had when I made the shot, but look at the large view here.|
I took the Hassy 503CW back to Florida last month.