Eighty-five Portraits

Ok not portraits and there are not eighty-five of them.

This is a little exercise I set myself every now and then.

On this occasion, I spent a couple of weeks with one OM2n loaded with Kentmere 400 and an 85mm f2 lens. That’s it. No bag full of kit, one camera, one lens and a brick of film. I also forced myself to turn the camera into portrait orientation. Get it now? “Eighty-five Portraits”?

It’s a discipline, restricting the angle of view and the orientation really forces you to use your eyes to search out images that suit the combination.

It’s a reversal of the way most of us usually work. Normally we select the angle of view and orientation to suit the subject.

I recommend trying it.

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