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TAHUSA.CO

A place where every film lover can explore and find something they may find interesting about photography: tips, inspirations and latest information.

Who is Tahusa?

Hello everyone, my name is Anson. I am an artist, traveller and film enthusiast based in Hong Kong, with a strong passion in portrait and film photography.

What is Tahusa?

This is a place to share the work from my travels, as well as a hub to share my reviews and recommendations on the different types of films that I have used since I first started shooting film seven years ago. I have experimented with various types of films in order to find the one that works for me, and I wish to use this platform to help film shooters to understand the different film characteristics and choose the one that suits them best. Hopefully, this will also help to solve one of the most difficult questions in the film photography world: Which film should I bring for my trips?

How did I start with film photography?

Back when I was a student in Sydney, Australia, I watched the Japanese drama called “Hard to say I love you”. In the first episode, Nagayama Eita appeared in front of a vintage camera shop staring at a Leica M3. At that time, I had no  idea about the Leica rangefinder cameras and how it works; however, the shutter sound and Eita’s expression when he was using the camera fascinated me. Immediately after some online research, I and sold all of my DSLR cameras and bought my first Leica M6 camera with the “bokeh king” Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-asph (one of the best Leica lenses to start with). In 2010, my film photography journey offically began.

What kind of images do I shoot?

Most of the time, I shoot in analog format – mostly in the 135 format (35mm) for all of my street photography. The reason behind this is to keep every image as original as possible without Photoshop manipulation or retouching. I seek to capture the most intimate moments and to reflect the unique cultures and characteristics of the places I visit. While I find that communicating and creating a bond with my subjects help make me a better storyteller, I sometimes prefer to capture the city in stealth mode to observe the special moments that happen when no one’s looking.

What camera gears do I use?

I mainly shoot with my Leica rangefinder camera and I love using the 35mm lens for street photography; it is a black repainted M2 that I have been using for the past 4 years. My daily routine is to pair it with a Summicron 35mm f2 v1 8elements, which is known as “八枚玉” in Japanese. I also shoot with my Summilux 35mm 1.4 ASPH FLE lens, and the Noctilux at night. Although I have used the medium format,  I find that the 135 film suits me best.

If you are interested in this page and would like to know more it. Please feel free to contact me at tahusa.co@gmail.com