Street Portraits Through the Lens of a Hasselblad

The images that you are about to see are the fruits of one man’s childhood dream. Carl Pendle always dreamed of owning a Hasselblad 500 series camera. There was something about that old clunky square format camera that obsessed him. Despite his venture into a different genre of photography, Pendle’s childhood love for the Hasselblad 500 series just refused to die:

What rekindled the childhood dream was a video called Paris through Pentax. Pendle finally decided to shoot something similar with a Hasselblad 500. (Via PetaPixel)

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An image being composed by Pendle using his Hasselblad

The difference between Paris through Pentax and the Pendle’s video lies in the fact that the latter is a perfect synergy between old and new technology.

Negative scan

Negative Scan

In addition to recording what he saw through the viewfinder of the Hasselblad, Pendle actually loaded the camera with Kodak Portra 400 film and shot images as the digital camera recorded the behind-the-scenes video.

negative scan of images

Pendle attached a digital camera to his Hasselblad 500 C/M to record the video.

All the stills that you see in the video are actually digital scans of the negatives that Pendle shot with his Hasselblad.

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