The 2016 edition of The Pin Show has come and gone and we continue to enjoy working with Julie and Mike and the folks that run this amazing event. We found ourselves in the photographers’ pit once again and knowing that the show was going to be well documented by some very talented photographers we went into it wanting to try something different.
Maybe different isn’t the right word… Masochistic might be closer…
Against what might be considered really good advice we decided to shoot with big clunky cameras. Erin shot with our “GOOSE” a Polaroid 600SE using some of our precious no-longer-available Fuji 3000b pack film. I brought along a Hasselblad and a couple of lenses including a very fun-to-shoot fisheye lens. We were able to shoot the GOOSE without a flash due to the awesomeness of the Fuji 3000b. The Hassy…. not so much. Undoubtedly, there’s a $1 part out there on the Internet that would have made connecting my Nikon SB700 to the Hasselblad in a very neat and tidy fashion. Not one to be deterred by an obvious lack of necessary equipment I found a way to cobble together two cables, an ill-fitting flash bracket and a pocket wizard into a Frankenmonster camera contraption that was surely an embarrassment to the prestige normally associated with the Hasselblad name.
Was it worth it? Hard to say, but we had a great time and it’s always rewarding to push and challenge ourselves.