Traveling Yashica

The Traveling Yashica: Morten Sillesen (Roskilde, Denmark)

The raw encounter

I learned about The Travelling Yashica project 2 years back when I searched the internet about analog photography. I was hooked at once and got on the list, somewhere far out in the future. Now I’ve had my time with the camera, and this is my humble contribution. Thanks to Hamish for his creative idea and his courage to ship the camera around the world to a bunch of photographers like me.

A point and shoot camera. One week in my possession. Loaded with a roll of Tri-X 400. The “story line” came easily to me: It had to be a raw encounter and a very compact visual story telling from my everyday life. No test shots. No poses for the camera. No fiddling with the camera functionalities. Just a raw encounter. As honest as possible.

So. Welcome to Denmark. Welcome to the everyday life of a 45-year old man, father, husband, office worker, amateur photographer etc. These are the extracts of the raw encounter between The Travelling Yashica and the highly everyday moments it was exposed to.

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“Window light”





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  • Avatar
    Aukje Kastelijn
    October 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Great approach, I can feel the fun you had from the photos. I particularly like ‘morning’ and ‘window light’.

    • Avatar
      October 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Aukje, and thanks for your comment. It was fun. It was actually quite surprising to see how well the photos turned out technical-wise. After all there is no settings at all on the camera. That makes you think a bit, in comparison to other types of cameras, where you can adjust thousands of parameters. Thanks again 🙂

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