I had sent my Hasselblad 500cm to be repaired and serviced. The shutter had frozen up during a day shooting in London. I did not force it but just set it aside and began doing a bit of research as to where I could take it. I ended up finding a place called Aperture UK (see link HERE) which offered a free estimate.
I took it over on a Friday and spoke to the repairman who promised it for Saturday. I told him that I would pick it up on Monday giving him a bit of breathing room. The repair was not cheap as he had to disassemble the lens completely and lubricate everything. There were a few minor issues he fixed for free but still it set me back a large sum of money.
The work was perfect but I still wanted to take the camera out for a quick test. Aperture offers a six month warranty on the work but I wanted to get a roll through the camera quickly. I took it on Saturday to a park near home and snapped away. This test roll is something I enjoy because I feel no pressure to capture anything memorable. I am just testing a roll and if something comes out of it great!
While not to Strand's brilliant level, I am happy with the result. What was supposed to be a test roll for my Hasselblad produced an imitation photograph I have struggled to capture in the past.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.