I am an enthusiastic Brazilian photographer, people and music lover. Since I moved to Ireland in 2015 my passion about photography went to that level when you can’t stop documenting the experiences of living in a foreign country, shooting friends, local people, festivals and many small gigs around Dublin.
A few years ago I decided to go into the magic of film photography and get my first analog camera, I did a good research online and found the Olympus 35RC in a very good condition, a beautiful and manual rangefinder of a similar size/weight to the digital Fuji X100T I used to carry with me. The Olympus is beautiful and easy to use, an incredibly sharp 42mm lens quality, just perfect for travelling and documenting anything without being noticed, so I learned many things about film photography on that one, a lot of mistakes but I always carried it with me.
The images I’m sharing here are special to me because it was the first time after a long break due covid restrictions that I felt comfortable to get my camera and travel to another country to check out one of my favourite Brazilian singer, Céu. when I heard about the Europe tour, Um Gosto de Sol (a taste of sunshine) I got so excited and didn’t think twice, got the tickets and everything else to make it happen.
Jumping to Oslo at the venue, I was there at the right-front stage spot, ready to dance and capture every moment with intention, The Olympus was inside my jacket pocket and luckly I got no questions at the door, I loaded it up with two films, the Kentmere 400 black & white and the LomoChrome Metropolis 100-400, also I got a National PE-170 flash, I dont feel so confortable using flash in concerts but I wanted to try one or two images with that small one.
I love the resulting images, all scanned by me on the Epson v600 and dev at John Gunn Camera Shop, John and his family are just the friendliest shop owners you can find in Ireland. A must visit shop if you are around, trust me.
Thank you all for reading this, I had a really good time bringing back those memories here and I hope you enjoyed it too.
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7 thoughts on “Céu in Oslo on a Small Rangefinder Camera – By Hugo Vasconcelos”
Hi Hugo, really love the images and the story. What a great thing to be able to experience that joy again for live music. I have the same camera and it is the perfect travel and gig camera when they won’t let you take bigger cameras in the door. Thank you for sharing!
I think photographing indoor concerts can be challenging. You did a great job with that camera.
Hey Khürt, thanks for that!
Thats true, sometimes photographing indoor concerts are not easy at all.
For sure, concerts are difficult to take photos because of different lights and you did an amazing job
Thank you Eli, happy to hear that you like it 🙂
You did a fabulous job in a challenging situation. Love the images!
Thank you Louis!