“A pack with 40 rolls of 35mm films in my fridge has for a long time been looking at me, so I did decided to use my old Widelux panorama camera for this reportage and use them up.
The Japanese camera, first produced in 1958, utilises a slit rather than a shutter, while the lens pivots – producing a distorted effect that was something of a leap into the unknown for the photographer. “Not having a clue what to expect was both fascinating and at the same time frightening.
“Many of the images from behind the scenes are shot on 1/15 due to low light. It takes the camera approximately four seconds to take one frame, so you can’t control anything and most movement in the image will be blurred. That works sometimes, and sometimes not.
“It was so funny to work with the camera and only think in panoramas. It was the only camera I took to the race, so I could not chicken out and switch to the normal digital camera.”
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- Carsten Snejbjerg
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