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Chris Prefontaine

Chris Prefontaine



Website: Twitter: I am a passionate, self taught photographer who started 25 years ago at age 14. Although I have been hired professionally from time to time, more then anything I shoot for my own personal enjoyment. I enjoy working in a controlled studio environment as much as walking the streets in Developing countries. 
 I recently returned to film photography and shoot analog almost exclusively now. It has forced me to slow down and be more thoughtful which has both changed and improved my style. I enjoy experimenting with different kinds of black & white film and with many different formats, including 35mm range finders, medium format, large format sheet film & expired instant film (Polaroid). 
 Although the camera itself does not make anyone a better photographer, each camera and lens (and film) has a different “personality” and can be used to change the results much like Photoshop can be used to enhance an image. I used to spend hours in Photoshop adding layers and effects in hopes of adding grit and character to perfectly clean digital images. With different films and lenses, I can do similar things with little to no work in post processing. In the end, I find film to be more authentic, artful, and valuable.
  • Rolleiflex 2.8e
  • Yashicaflex TLR
  • Mamyia C220 TLR
  • Konica Autoreflex 3T
  • Lomo - Lubitel 166b
Cmeha Smena 8m

  • Polaroid Impulse

  • Polaroid 210

  • Polaroid SX-70
  • Konica Autoreflex A
  • Polaroid 195
  • Canon 1DsMkII

  • Hasselblad 500 c/m
  • Pentax 67
  • Sinar F1 - 4x5 large format

  • Speed Graphic - Pacemaker - 4x5 large format + legendary Kodak Aero Ektar f/2.5 lens

  • Cambro - 8x10 large format

  • Leica M6
  • Pentax LX
  • Super takumar 135 mm f/4
  • SMC Pentax 45 mm f/4
  • SMC Pentax 300 mm f/4
  • Hasselblad 80mm f/2.8 Planar T* Carl Zeiss
  • Hasselblad 50mm f/4 Distagon T* Carl Ziess
  • Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5
  • Pentax 50mm Super-Takumar
  • Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Sironar-N
  • Super Takumar 105 f/2.4
  • Super takumar 75 mm f/4.5
  • Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
  • Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L
  • Canon 80mm f/1.2 L
  • Canon 70-200 f/2.8 USM L
  • Canon 135 f/2 L
  • Leica 50mm Summilux f/1.4
  • SMC Pentax - 165 mm shift lens f/4
  • Super takumar 75 mm f/4.5
  • Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 150mm f/5.6

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