To celebrate our first anniversary in May, my wife Rebecca and I went to Provence, France for two weeks. Waiting for this trip felt like years and we were both really excited to go as we haven’t had a longer break since we were in Tuscany, Italy on our honeymoon last year.
When we go on vacation, we usually travel without agenda. We don’t plan, very often not even where we stay on our road trip. At our destination we try to blend in as much as we can and just enjoy the different culture, the beautiful weather and each other’s company. We like to walk or drive around and just soak in the different scenery.
We had the idea to publish a travel book a while back and decided that we would start a little blog with our trip to Provence where we would upload pictures and a little summary for each day. We had so much fun with that and now, a month later, it’s already a beautiful way to go back and relive each day.
I had brought my Fuji X-Pro1, Leica MP and Hasselblad for this trip. I also shot quite a bit with Rebecca’s Contax 645 which was a lot of fun, especially for portraits. The camera I ended up using most was the little Fuji. I had it with me everywhere and every day to capture moments for our travel blog. I loved it.
The Hasselblad is my favorite camera of all times and this trip confirmed that once more. I love the 80mm Planar and it’s the camera that resonates with me most. The Leica is exactly in the middle between these two. It’s film, very portable and the Zeiss Sonnar draws so beautifully that there really is no substitute for me in a 35mm camera.
We sent all our film from this trip to Richard Photo Lab for processing and scanning. They are extremely professional, very consistent and a pleasure to deal with. Most and for all, the results RPL delivered are amazing.
All the shots below were taken with the Hasselblad 503CW and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 on Kodak Portra 400: