How to uncloud your vision? Look through the lens

 

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I like the poetic side of photography and record try the simple events of my life hopefully with some aesthetic sense.

 

I admire the simplicity of mechanical cameras as much as I enjoy using them. I hate automation in anything. So some camera porn might show up in my stream occasionally. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Don't add me if you have no pictures. I will block you.

 

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the water boy

do re mi

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lonely alley - Hasselblad 500C/M with Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm f2.8

flaming lamborghini

promised land

the non-norm

looking back...

The closet singer

anticipation...

the morning ritual

arrival

V for vendetta

over the top

michelle takes a snap

the barber

the offerers

Colours of Velvia...

veiled light

pentacon six tl dreamland

a quiescent mind

beautiful strange

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  • JoinedSeptember 2007
  • OccupationCreative Director
  • HometownSingapore
  • Current citySingapore
  • CountrySingapore
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A lot of people ask me who my favorite photographer is. I always answer," I dunno." I never do know...shit, I don't pay attention to photographers nor do I know of any "big time" photographers. Nor do I really care, but DoveVadar.....He's definitely the best photographer I've come across. Not only the best, but the mos… Read more

A lot of people ask me who my favorite photographer is. I always answer," I dunno." I never do know...shit, I don't pay attention to photographers nor do I know of any "big time" photographers. Nor do I really care, but DoveVadar.....He's definitely the best photographer I've come across. Not only the best, but the most inspiring. Subtle, but so meaningful. His work has pushed me and inspired me into the photographer that I am today...on the fuckin real. No joke.

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February 5, 2011

Francis Stream was found via a Flickriver search for Hasselblad Images (by Interestingsness) as I had rented a 503 for a few days in New York and was seeking flickr inspiration. More than one photo of his stream draw my eye, so I went over to check his photos. This man is capable of making some outstanding pictures … Read more

Francis Stream was found via a Flickriver search for Hasselblad Images (by Interestingsness) as I had rented a 503 for a few days in New York and was seeking flickr inspiration. More than one photo of his stream draw my eye, so I went over to check his photos. This man is capable of making some outstanding pictures of models (fashion), Street and Architetcure. His use of Rangefinders and SLRs is special, even some of his stillife shots are really awesome. His willingness to share the relevant technichal information about the photos (EXIF for analog shots has to be entered by hand in the flickr system), as well as his likes about filmtypes and lenses / bodies is generous. The connection between his photos and the given info really works well for me, e.g. I bought a few rolls of some the filmtypes he uses to see the results they can achieve with my style of photography (Provia 400X for a 2 stop push, and the Formapan 400 Action with 1 stop pull and push, all will be dev. in one tank without special adaptions to the push / pull). The travelsets he made are also full of several strong shots. The fact that I have traveled three of his destinations (Munich, Venice and Prague) last year, also shooting film rangefinders (35mm and 120), made me appreciate his photos even more as I know some of the places he shot and some of their photographic potential. I can only say thank you to Francis for sharing his work, taking the time to enrich his photos with relevant infos and hope that he is willing to keep this good flickr stream going ! Francis, should you ever make it to Germany again, you are invited for a good beer :-) Greetings from TriBeCa / New York, Carsten aka topfloor

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January 22, 2011
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I came across his stream one day when I was thinking about entering the world of film photography. His work inspired me to shoot medium format film, and eventually to purchase my Hasselblad which he said "would be my true work horse" and he couldn't have been more right. Since I purchased my Hasselblad in January I… Read more

I came across his stream one day when I was thinking about entering the world of film photography. His work inspired me to shoot medium format film, and eventually to purchase my Hasselblad which he said "would be my true work horse" and he couldn't have been more right. Since I purchased my Hasselblad in January I've shot over 100 rolls of film with it. Simply taking a quick glance at his photos and the beauty he captures through the lens and you'll see why he is an amazing photographer. -Kenneth Edwards

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October 18, 2010

Greetings from London - lovely stream. Your pix is what good photography is all about...simplicity, timeliness and elegance. Well done.

September 23, 2010

His work is amazing.

July 4, 2010
M.stop says:

Absolutely smashing stuff! Great feel and control of available lighting Keep up the great work, always looking forward to view your works :)

January 31, 2010

Mention Leica or Medium Format to him and he'll perk up his ears. Mention bokeh and he salivates. His shots are exquisite. A photographer's photographer.

October 8, 2009
Dicky J says:

very talented photog, I always enjoy his work, especially his night shot...

August 25, 2009
Tuan Tran says:

One of my favorite photostreams, such beautiful colors.

August 17, 2009

DoveVader beautiful,elegant photos if perfection is just the word for his photos but its more than that. hope to shoot with you the master of bokeh someday

June 27, 2009