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renze BEHLING - photography

This website contains my personal portfolio and journal. I am a photography enthousiast in it's widest spectrum. Even though the digital age has penetrated every aspect of my life I still feel a great attraction to analogue film. I suppose it has to do with its relative simplicity and the lack of complex menus. If you want to use any of my photo's then please contact me for more details.

In my daily life I work as an IT consultant and am a father of three. My first contact with photography came at the age of 10 (ca. 1985). My primary school had an extracurricular course in photography and film development. Of course we didn't have digital camera's back then and even SLRs and TLRs were quite expensive.

For the course I obtained an old disused AGFA Isoly which takes 120 film and shoots 4x4 images. I later replaced it with a second hand Olympus OM-10 and a 50mm f/1.8. One highlight was when I was asked to do a photo report for the university newspaper on a local law student. He was one of many who travelled to Prague, Czech Republic, to protest against the IMF and WorldBank. This trip was probably the cradle of the journalism and voyeurism style I favour most.

I use both analogue and digital cameras. My choice is depending on the mood I am in and whether I feel like being bothered with processing film.

  • AGFA Isoly IIa, Color-Agnar 55mm f/5,6 - shoots 4x4 on 120 film
  • Olympus OM-10 with
    • Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
    • Sigma 35-70mm f/2.8
    • Vivitar 75-205mm f/3.8
  • Olympus E-510 as a backup body
  • Olympus E-30 with
    • ZUIKO ED 12-60mm f/2,8 SWD
    • ZUIKO ED 50-200mm f/2.8 SWD
  • Olympus FL-36R flash

On my 120 film wishlist I have a Medium Format camera like Hasselblad or Rolleiflex. On my 135 film wishlist I have a few primes like 24mm, 35mm, 85mm, and 135mm. If they go a bit cheaper even a shift-lens. On my dSLR wishlist I have either the E-5 flagship as a replacement of the E-30 or the Canon 5D mkII. The latter is due to the desire to go full frame and take advantage of its low light capabilities.

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