Saturday, May 19, 2018

Students + I, Outside of Alwar, Rajasthan, India, 2018

As the bags are unpacked this evening from the trip back home, memories of the past two months are already coming to mind. This triple selfie was made at the end of an hour of photography at a village just a few kilometers away. The session was spontaneous, and all let their hair down for the photography... a rare event in rural India for me. One was a former student, and one is presently a student at the model Advaita Garden school just outside of Alwar, Rajasthan. Nirvanavan Foundation is doing an incredible job in this area, and has been doing so for almost two decades now. It is time to gather further support and funding for the schools, and much more!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dancers + Friends, León, Nicaragua, December of 2017

In a very short time the dearest of friends were made in the city of my father's young adulthood. A simple visit to a ballet school in León resulted in us being embraced like family, in the most beautiful group of dancers most willing to create art.

Antonella and Jose two such beautiful people. Without reservation they offered themselves to the camera on several occasions, with the latter also coming along to help us with the younger dancers one afternoon. We had less than a week together yet were able to create memorable images nonetheless.

For some reason this past December the weather was different. Usually Nicaragua is sunny between December and February, However it was cloudy on so many afternoons, including the afternoon when we made this image. Luckily we had some stretches of sunshine, giving us such an exposure.

This year I will be prepared to honor the school, its students and certainly the professor as well. The trust has been placed in me, and in December the effort will be put forth to make the best images possible. 

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 503 CW/180 mm combination, scanned through the negative sleeve for a preview of the work!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ballerinas + Countryside, León, Nicaragua, December of 2017

Almost 45 years to the day, and almost 70 years after my father set foot in this city, this collaboration was born with a bit of happenstance. We had finished our work with a local NGO and were on our way out of the city when we saw a street advertisement for a ballet performance. We asked around and made our way to the school.

Inside the school was a handsome man directing a few workers on a project. Without much preparation we approached him and talked about the possibility of a collaboration with his students. He spoke in a most humble manner, and agreed immediately while inviting us to the performance. We changed our plans immediately and made our way to the theatre early in order to get the video camera ready.

So there we were, in the city of my father's young adulthood, watching a ballet performance and hoping for my photography to take hold in that beautiful city. The very next day we visited the school and made arrangements to work with the dancers.

This frame was exposed during our first session with the older students. We had found this beautiful spot just outside of the city, and asked the owners of the land for their permission. They gave it without hesitation and we made our way here with a handful of dancers. The trees all around us produced a beautiful combination of shadows and highlights, and the dancers presented their art within this mix.

My hope is that this year will allow us to dedicate much more time to the school, and these most gentle of people.

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 503CW and 60 mm C lens.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Moment Between Friends, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018

The classroom had just been painted the previous day, and the smell of paint still permeated the warm, morning air. The colors looked absolutely glorious and set the mood for our morning session. Just outside of the classroom sat perhaps forty students learning the Koran, and their voices carried into this beautiful space.

Mukesh and I split the duties, a digital camera in his hands and the film camera in mine. We were fortunate to have two identical rooms, connected by an open doorway. All the girls gathered with Mukesh to make the more spontaneous images, while one girl at a time would come into my room to produce the portraits on film.

This proved to be an incredible combination, for the girls loved to be in front of the digital camera. They loved to be creative, to make photographs with their friends, to express themselves in a different way.

Once my film work ended, it was also time for me to make digital images. It was at that moment when these two young girls walked in front of the camera. Suddenly they broke out into a series of smiles, laughter, movements and pure joy. At least two dozen exposures were made and all the while they allowed me to do so.

This was a rare moment in a most conservative setting. While I have always thought the girls in this community act like girls the world over... perhaps behind the walls of their homes, I have rarely seen such abandon out in the open. These girls knew so, and allowed me to witness their unfiltered joy!

A week or so later it was time to hand these photographs to the girls. The young girl to the right was in the school to receive the photographs, and I asked her to sit next to me while Mukesh was handing photographs to the other students.

Knowing that she would be shy to receive the photographs out in the open, I handed them to her quietly. However, I handed them to her one at a time while smiling ever so slightly. Her reaction was incredible. She did almost shy away, but she remained in place, smiled and took one photograph at a time from my hands while truly looking at each image. She made such an impression on me, one that will remain in my memory for life I do hope.

These are the new colors of the new school, this is the joy in the students as Nirvanavan Foundation proceeds to establish the school thanks to the generous circle of people here on FB. I share this and hope we can continue our support for next year!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Young Student + New School, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018

Yesterday we returned from three weeks in Uttar Pradesh, and the most incredible visit to her beautiful village. Thanks to so many generous people here on FB and through our exhibits, a new school has begun within her traditional madrasa. Nirvana and his dedicated team at Nirvanavan Foundation have taken it upon themselves to begin this project and see to it that the efforts succeed.

It is for her and her friends after all that this work is dedicated. In addition to their traditional Koranic studies they will now have the Uttar Pradesh curriculum. For the first time in their young lives they will study what some in their area take for granted, a quality education. While some in her village are sent to private schools, the majority depend on the local government school which is at its best mediocre. In addition, most families will refrain from sending their girls above a certain age... thus the school within the madrasa has evolved.

She and her friends are beyond happy to have such a school now, and with an all-female teaching staff as well. The classrooms are beautiful, freshly painted and supplied with proper electricity and fans. Their art is on the walls, with much more art to follow. In may at perhaps more than 40 additional girls will join the school, making it a considerable presence in the village.

I hope that her expressions says it all!

Note: This portrait was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tree on the Outskirts of Alwar, Nirvanavan Foundation, Rajasthan, India, 2018

This is the scene which awaits anyone visiting Nirvanavan Foundation just outside of Alwar, Rajasthan. There are over a dozen of these magnificent creations between the foundation and the adjacent villages. The next two days will be spent here prior to heading back out into the field on Tuesday. It is an honor to collaborate with Nirvana Bodhisattva, and these incredible trees! 


Friday, May 4, 2018

Young Student + My Favorite Window, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2017

Nirvana Bodhisattva and his team at Nirvanavan Foundation are working hard to establish a school in this young girl's village. Thanks to the support of brothers Imdadullah and Mushad, the community has placed their trust in this collaboration. In a little more than one week I will be in this room, a room with a most beautiful view.

This young girl lives in this very village and attends religious classes in this building, sessions provided by one of our most generous hosts. His family built this school for the sake of the children in their village, and collected the funds necessary from the villagers in order to provide the children a safe place in which to study their holy book.

Thanks to a generous two dozen friends from this very circle, the school has begun along with two sewing centers as well. The excitement is building and I for one cannot wait to see the progress myself. It has taken five years to come to this point!

She is one of the younger students in the school, and while the older students run quickly to the camera when it is pulled out of the bag, she is just as curious in her own way. What amazes me is that this is her first time in front of a camera, and in the midst of such a conservative society she is able to express herself without reservation.

It is on her behalf that my work is presented here and elsewhere. My hope is that more see the value of this movement and come forward to join us.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sewing Center in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018

Having just returned from this very place, the new sewing center and school in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh. The walls have now been plastered and painted, while the bathroom will be finished over the next two weeks. These young girls were attending the madrasa for religious classes before the foundation, and now they are attending religious classes alongside the formal Uttar Pradesh curriculum. The sewing classes have also begun and the girls are really excited.

Nirvanavan Foundation is working hard to ensure the establishment of both, while we are on our end beginning the process of the fair trade certification and connection to possible parties interested in such a connection. We are hoping to connect these villages to the world marketplace, along with the local.

Any and all those interested in this beautiful project may reach me through the comment section below!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Survivor + HIV/AIDS, Near Kisumu, Kenya, 2006

One day the good people of MACODEF take me to a small house where about thirty women and a few men have gathered in anticipation of our visit. They come from different households and backgrounds but share one variable, living with HIV/AIDS.

While we usually arrive and set up the equipment shortly thereafter, this time we sit down and listen to the stories of each person, one at a time. Here are thirty or so adults, with their children around them, telling a complete stranger the story of how they contracted the virus, of how they remember their spouses as the sources of this transmission and of how their children live with the thought of losing their remaining parent.

Some of the stories are translated, some are left to be heard without translation.

There is a feeling of victory, of jubilation. These women see their tribulations as opportunities rather than obstacles. They have formed a group and through this unity have forged a way forward.

We step outside and make their portraits, first with their children and then on their own. My mind cannot imagine the tribulations each has endured, for their lives without such an unimaginable hardship is beyond my ability to comprehend.

The nearest hospital is beyond their reach and the medicine needed is as distant. Yet they find the strength to take care of themselves and their families, to gather in this group and share their stories in public… in an environment less than friendly for such stories.

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad V System.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Model + Car, Havana, Cuba, 2017

Here is yet another image from my time with Gysleda Virginia De La Barca Vega and her wonderful models. We were finished with our afternoon session and walked to this parking lot to end it all on film. The models were gracious enough to allow me 30 minutes, and Gysleda was as usual more than helpful. 

We found this old classic and decided to include it rather than the more polished cars nearby. It seemed out of place in this parking lot, which caters to tourists mostly. It however was perfect for us!

Four or so took their places in front of the car, and some took it upon themselves to climb up as well with the owners permission of course. People looked on but that did little to affect the models as they moved from one pose to another. We exposed a few rolls of film and headed back to the school as the sun set.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Anyel + Gysleda + EGOS, Havana, Cuba, Summer of 2017

Last summer was a difficult one in Cuba, but one bright spot was my collaboration with Gysleda and her wonderful school for modeling EGOS. While in the past it has been an incredible source of creativity, this past summer our collaborative efforts went even further.

One such example of such creativity is a young woman named Anyel. She has taken part in EGOS for a few years now, as well as in my photography. Her ability to transform in front of the lens is exceptional, and she presents herself with genuine humility. When asked to be photographed she embraces the opportunity.

On a few occasions last summer Gysleda asked me to photograph a group of models in the streets of Havana. We would meet at the school and then head out into the streets. Walking around with a dozen beautiful spirits was quite the experience, as it was the first time I saw tourists put their phones down and actually look at Cubans.

So we walked around looking for good light, and interesting backgrounds. When we found both we'd stop and all would gather around. Gysleda certainly had the vision regarding presentation and guided each model accordingly. Anyel needed very little guidance and was more than aware of herself in such a public space. She knew to look slightly up to allow the light to gently illuminate her exquisite features, a true delight with whom to work.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ballerina + Oldsmobile, Guanabacoa, Cuba, 2017

This past year she truly came into her own. This was the first time when she was photographed on her own, without her brother and sister. At such a young age she is incredibly professional and is studying at the prestigious National School of Ballet. Her future is bright.

For our session on this morning we picked her family up in front of their home in Havana. They were as usual ready an hour before sunrise and in front of their apartment. We drove out to Guanabacoa in search of a different setting for her immeasurable talents.

We drove past this spot to the railroad tracks but were greeted by an uncooperative man who had taken it upon himself to disrupt our session. This young girl is mature beyond her age, and just smiled with confidence as we collected ourselves and returned to the scene in this image.

This is where we began our session for the morning. The Oldsmobile was our car for the summer, and truly dependable it was. She loved being photographed in front of this classic and held her own doing so. This was our fourth year together and for me our best. In five months we will reunite and hopefully exceed the images we made last summer.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Carolina + Lunara, El Mirage, Los Angeles, California, 2016

Two years ago I had the honor of being included in a collaboration between two incredible talents, Carolina as a model and Lunara as a designer of wearable art. We met in Los Angeles and then headed to the most magical El Mirage for our session.

Rarely have I had a designer with me, yet it felt natural. We were all on the same page and the clouds turned the sky into a beautiful canvas for our images. Initially I thought that time would be lost getting ready between outfits. Yet once again my thoughts were proven wrong when Lunara did more than her part to move the session along.

Then there was Carolina who took it upon herself to bring the designs to life. She did so without instruction and brought a high level of energy to the session. She constantly moved and never presented the same combination of expression and position to the lens.

Working with these two talents was quite the experience and I do hope that one day we could reunite at El Mirage!

Note: This frame was exposed with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm lens.

Lunara Love's designs could be found here:

Here is an excerpt from her 'about' section:

"I am from West Siberia, Russia. The city where I grew up is not far from the biggest Siberian forest Taiga and beautiful Mountains of Altai which is where my influences have came from. Those places are famous for mystical, wild nature and Shamanic roots. Eight years ago I moved to NY, and it has been my home base since. I have traveled to the West coast a lot, and I have attended Burning Man for six years which has played a big role in my artistic expression. I have also attended a lot of beautiful Gatherings all over the world, and it has been my inspiration to create a line of Lunara Design hair accessories - danceable hair art."

Friday, February 9, 2018

Nica + I, Villa Sandino, Nicaragua, 2017

The more days spent in my birthplace the more it feels like home. Case in point is this portrait made as we found our way back from the east of the country. We happened upon this young girl's neighborhood and decided to approach her community for photographs. Like everyone else so far they agreed to be photographed and in just a few minutes she was comfortable enough to allow this portrait in front of her home.

To tell the truth she and her sister felt comfortable enough with us to hold our hands as we walked around looking for others to photograph. Once we let the neighbors know we were there, a few children walked our way and a session was started a hundred or so meters from her home.

She was quite the bundle of energy making her difficult to photograph, yet that same energy hopefully turned into some amazing portraits on film. She and her family live in a simple wooden structure, as basic as any home in Nicaragua. Yet it is hard to tell from her portraits alone. We bid her family farewell and promised that we'd pass by their neighborhood on my next visit to Nicaragua.

Note: This portrait was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Young Ballerina + Horse, Guanabacoa, Cuba, Summer of 2017

Here she stands in the middle of a field reserved for horses and boys playing soccer. Early in the morning the horses are brought out to eat grass, while the boys come out later to play. The young Cuban ballerinas love to have their photographs made here as well, and we usually end up doing so after using other areas in this beautiful neighborhood.

I have had the honor of photographing her for the past two years and look forward to doing better this summer. Her parents come along to watch their daughter perform, and are beyond proud of her progress. The truth of the matter is that this young girl has never been shy. She has always presented herself without reservation to the camera, always.

In fact she would rather be photographed on her own rather than with anyone else. This is a source of sweet tension between her and her parents, for they want her to learn from others. Nonetheless she does perfectly on her own and I am proud of her for choosing to do so.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jasmine + El Mirage, Los Angeles, California, 2016

Two years ago my session with Jasmine occurred in the most spontaneous of ways. We had communicated through email earlier but had yet to set up a date to collaborate. Then the day before my drive from northern to Southern California we decided to meet at El Mirage the next afternoon.

We had never met before nor had we reviewed the outfits. The anticipation on my way down almost drove me crazy. When we met she was as sweet as in the messages, and was more than prepared for our session. The sun was just perfect but the wind had picked up a bit. Nonetheless Jasmine performed flawlessly for the lens and for each frame she gave it her all.

She embraced the wind and used it to her advantage. Her hair was just perfect and her movements in line with the wind. Even more amazing she withstood the dust that was in both of our faces. The images we made on that day will remain long after we are gone, and are a testament to her spirit on that beautiful afternoon.

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm combination.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Cami + Abandoned Structure, Near Los Angeles, California, 2017

This past year was a truly remarkable one thanks in part to this exquisite dancer, and her incredible heart. She responded to my casting call for dancers two years ago, and never let the communication go as we went back and forth. She was totally engaged in the concept, giving her 100% throughout the process.

Even before we met she shared the clothing options, all dark and timeless according to my preferences. This was our second session outside of Los Angeles, and was just as exciting as the first. The night before was a sleepless one for me.

Watching Cami move from one expression to another was like sitting down for a performance. There were times when it was necessary to remind myself that my job was to document the performance, while still enjoying it. To have been granted the opportunity was both an honor and a privilege; and my hope is that the images are a testament to her physical talents and spiritual kindness. 

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/100mm combination onto Ilford Delta 100 film.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ballerina + I, León, Nicaragua, 2017

Gracias a mi hermano Ervin Santana en Nicaragua tenemos una foto de la fotografía en León. Mientras Ervin estaba fotografiando a los bailarines en el estudio, les pedí permiso a algunos de los padres para fotografiar a las chicas más jóvenes mientras esperaban. Para mi sorpresa, anoche, Ervin me envió esta imagen que documenta el momento en el que estábamos hablando entre fotografías. Estoy agradecido por su amistad, y espero volver a este estudio para más fotografía en diciembre. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Jaedon + Dry Lake Bed, El Mirage, California, 2017

Here she was at the end of our session, as she sat ever so gently on the cracked surface of the dry lake. The sun had almost set and her shadow was long. This is our spot and to where we have gone for the past three years. Every time plans are made for California Jaedon is included... and every time she is asked she responds without hesitation.

Just like our first year, when we began our drive out to El Mirage we did so with snacks provided by Jaedon. She has always done so and has always thought of both of us, rather than just herself. She of course brought a variety of clothing for our afternoon, one which started at least an hour early so that we could find the perfect locations. This is the kind of acceptance necessary to create timeless images.

Our collaboration on this afternoon lasted until the last ray of sunlight disappeared into the desert landscape. It took us at least twenty minutes to gather ourselves, to allow our energy to calm down enough for the ride back into Los Angeles. It was yet another memorable chapter, one for which I am eternally grateful.


Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 503 CW/100 mm combination onto Ilford 100 Delta film.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sewing Centers by Nirvanavan Foundation, Shamli District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018

As Nirvanavan Foundation moves forward with the school in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh. An interfaith effort is gaining strength, and the first two sewing centers have just opened along with the initial stages of the school!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Man with Cigarette, Countryside of Cuba, 2017

After an early afternoon at Gysleda's school our group walked together to the main street in order to get taxis home. My friends were concerned about me but accepted my assurance and caught a taxi to their separate homes. Immediately after they left two men standing next to their taxi struck up a conversation with me, while they were speaking to their police friend. They asked me if I needed a ride.

I hesitated then asked them if they would be wiling to head into the countryside. They told me that they were from the countryside and would be more than happy to take me there. We agreed on a price for four hours and headed out. Here I was with two strangers driving more than an hour away from the city, a testament to the people of Cuba.

We talked as we drove and they invited me to their neighborhood. First we drove to the assistant's home and met his family. His grandmother was really sweet, as was her family. Then we headed to the driver's neighborhood, a much larger one with more families. We said hello to his family and while we were speaking the neighbors showed interest in our visit.

The neighbors included this man who was quite the comic. They agreed to be photographed and he dared me to photograph him with his cigarette. I agreed of course and we exposed a few frames with him releasing the smoke ever so slowly. Everyone was laughing at the scene, helping break the ice even more so.

This is the kind of meeting which makes the photography so special. One minute we're in the city looking for a taxi home and the very next minute we're in a neighborhood one hour away making portraits.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Xtina + Water, Cleveland, Ohio, 2017

This past year took me to far away places in search of the most exquisite while, at the same time, teaching me that beautiful souls exist in my own neighborhood. It was my honor to have been included in this young woman's life for the past seven years, and even more so to be given the opportunity to document her story more so this past year.

We had wanted a session in the water but lacked time in our first session. So the second time we met we did so much earlier and headed out to Lake Erie in search of a good spot. We did fine one and headed to the water with excitement. While there were more people than normal for me for a session, it was as if we were in our own, magical world.

We began outside of the water and exposed a couple of rolls. Then we found the courage to head into the cool water while the clouds began rolling in. Fortunately we were given a few moments when the sun found its way through the clouds and illuminated Xtina's sublime features and in these moments the shutter was released.

She was of course a natural, as we have collaborated more than several times for the past seven years. She moved between expressions with ease, and presented her expressions in a seemingly effortless manner.

My hope is that we get another chance this year to do even better!

Note: This image was made with a Fuji GA645 film camera.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Anyel in Color, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, 2017

The idea is to expose one roll of color per day. Yet on every single trip that idea never becomes reality. This past summer in Cuba was close, with a roll every day and a half. This frame was just scanned today, over six months after it was exposed. We were almost finished with our session when we decided to make a few images against this backdrop.

Anyel is quite the professional and comes to the sessions with the most pleasant attitude. Working with her is a pleasure for the images reflect her spirit to excel. Many times we notice her moving to the music being played from the car, and she always smiles when she knows she's been caught..

We have collaborated for the past four years for she participates in Gysleda's school for modeling EGOS. It is the premiere school of its kind in Havana, and produces some of the most incredible talent on the island. Her space is one of the most creative in the city, a truly peaceful place to be in the midst of the chaos.

After seeing the color scans from tonight I will be taking even more color rolls with me this summer!

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm combination onto Kodak Ektar 100 film.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Anays Diz Pe + EGOS, La Habana, Cuba, 2018

Quizás lo mejor sea hablar sobre la sesión y guardar los elogios para otra persona. Esto lo hago por dos razones, la primera de las cuales es que ella es una persona increíblemente humilde. La segunda razón es que todos los que me conocen entienden mi sincera admiración por ella, sin la necesidad de explicar más.

Esta imagen fue expuesta durante nuestracolaboración con EGOS, una escuela de modelaje dirigida por nuestro querido amiga Gysleda Virginia De La Barca Vega. Es la mejor escuela de modelos en Cuba y produce algunos de los talentos más increíbles de la isla. Uno de esos talentos es esta chica, que contiene mucho más que modelar, por supuesto.

En este día, al menos una docena de modelos caminaron con nosotros mientras buscábamos los mejores lugares, mientras hacíamos fotografías que la escuela podría usar para cada modelo. De vez en cuando aparecía mi cámara de película, especialmente cuando se veía un momento especial. Al final de la tarde, cuando todo el trabajo estuvo terminado, nos dirigimos a un estacionamiento y usamos los últimos 30 minutos para fotografiar a los interesados.

Por supuesto, ella estaba interesada, y todavía estaba llena de energía y creatividad. La luz era perfecta, ya que la cámara se bajó al suelo para obtener el ángulo correcto. Se expuso un rollo y todos fueron testigos de lo increíble que era frente a la cámara. Ella es verdaderamente sin igual, sin lugar a dudas.

Nota: esta imagen fue hecha con una combinación Hasselblad 555 ELD / 180 mm.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Young Ballerina + Tracks, Guanabacoa, Cuba, 2017

Over the past four years it has been my sincere honor to have photographed this young ballerina. Her parents are as kind as any in my work, and have always shared an immense pride in our collaboration. Whenever the sun was up in the afternoon they would call us and find out where we were, and if a session with their daughter was possible.

This is exactly what happened with this frame, as we had a rare, sunny afternoon. Her parents called us and we drove over to their home in central Havana. They were ready when we arrived and left their store in the hands of neighbors while we headed out to the countryside. We arrived in Guanabacoa and went about asking the families for permission to use their homes. We were embraced as we had always been and began with a home near these tracks.

In time we walked over to the railroad tracks which were a favorite to the family. We had perhaps 30 minutes of sunlight left and moved quickly to set up the cameras. She was ready of course and the fact that the sunlight was soft just made her day. It felt like forever in the sweetest of ways and we exposed perhaps four rolls of film in the meantime.

She was flawless and, to the delight of her parents, composed herself perfectly for each frame. One almost forgets the age of these ballerinas and for good reason. She has my sincerest respect and hope that we can do better for her this summer!


Note: This frame was exposed with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/100 mm combination.