For some reason, I’ve wanted to have a Hasselblad for quite some time. Made by Victor Hasselblad in Sweden, the 500C was introduced in 1957 and redesigned in 1970 as the 500C/M. It’s a medium format SLR and the camera of choice for many professional studio photographers. It is also a modular camera – not only you can remove the lens but also the back, where the film goes as well as a few other parts. It’s a beautiful machine, know for its quality and reliability and I’m today the proud owner of my own Hasselblad 500C/M with an 80mm f2.8 Planar lens. Alan went out to buy some film and came home with this nice surprise.
I have recently started playing with my film cameras again and decided to do some cross processing. The idea is to shoot a particular kind of film and have it developed using the process for developing a very different kind of film. The most common option is to use slide film and have it developed normally – i.e. as colour negative film. This is what I did. The results can be quite unpredictable – colours are usually hard to predict and it can be quite fun. This is what I got from my first roll (click on the picture to see slideshow):