All the following photos are from our recent trip to Georgia. Whereas my photos represent more of what happened and what was seen on the trip, Peter’s photos represent the emotions that exist behind the scenes. For me, his photos capture the frailty of climbing and skiing in the high mountains. The total darkness of the night, the frustration or helplessness of a storm, and the absurd steps we go through to experience the mountains.
Peter is actually a photographer. Whereas people like me just point and shoot more or less and pray that Lightroom can clean up the mess. He uses two range-finder cameras with fixed lenses mounted on each of the shoulder straps of his backpack. Pretty cool. Cheers to Peter for the photos. For more photos, check out his website: www.ps-photo.net and Flickr page: www.flickr.com/people/ps_photo/
From Peter: “Photos 1,2 and 3 I took with a Contax T3 film camera (fixed Zeiss Sonnar 2.8/35mm lens), with a Heliopan yellow filter and loaded with Ilford FP4+. Negatives are self-developed (parents’ bathroom, in ID-11 stock solution), and were scanned with a Hasselblad X1 virtual drum scanner.”
“The next three photos I took with a Leica M8.2 and Zeiss ZM Biogon 2.8/35mm lens.”
“The last two photos I took with a Leica X1 (fixed Leica Elmarit 2.8/24mm Asph lens, equiv. to 36mm in full-frame).”
Stay tuned for an interview with the enigma that is Peter Schon.