Layal is an Australian singer-songwriter as well as a freelance model, she travels the world doing both.
I met with Layal at the NDSM terrain which is a former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ in “Amsterdam Noord”. The NDSM Wharf has blossomed into an enormous cultural hotspot in recent years with a vibrant artist community and an ever-expanding variety of bars and restaurants.
We walked around and shot several rolls of film at various cool locations. For this shoot I brought my Fujfilm GW690III. which is a 6×9 fixed lens rangefinder camera, and my Mamiya C330f (6×6).
It is funny to notice when models are not entirely used to the slower pace of an analog shoot. Focusing with the Fuji is quite the task, it has a tiny focus patch that you need to align, this can take some time.
The Mamiya with its bellows is a little faster to focus but not by much. Then of course you have the pause when you need to change film. The Fuji only manages 8 shots per roll whereas the Mamiya can shoot 12.