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Ku'damm shadows

Ku’damm shadows

The first film from out of the 0-series replica Leica has been developed and I’m pleasantly surprised by the results. So, here are some shots I took with it in Berlin, on and around the Ku’damm. All on Kodak Portra 800.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it's errors.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it’s errors.


Lamp display, Hard Rock Café

Lamp display, Hard Rock Café

That one was at f/5.6, if I remember correctly. I like what there is of bo’keh.

Welcome to the Hotel California!

Welcome to the Hotel California!

You can never leave.

Oscar-worthy.

Oscar-worthy.

Hand-painted movie signs!

Imperial building.

Imperial building.

Repairs done.

Repairs done.

The whole Ku’damm region has a whiff of the old West Berlin.

Sun glare in front of the Apple Store.

Sun glare in front of the Apple Store.

Kiosk closed.

Kiosk closed.

My mother used to work as an editor for the “Hörzu” TV guide in the 1950-ties and 60-ties.

Not just cigars.

Not just cigars.

There you have it. At first, the 0-series replica lends itself to considered shooting. With practice, street photography shots should be possible. I like the drawing of the lens and the subtle colors of Portra 800 film. Plus, it’s something strange to be using a nearly 100 years old camera (copy) nowadays. Mr. Barnack clearly was on to something special!

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