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The Whole Rollei Story…

This is a continuation of Gina and Keith’s wedding (to see all of the series click here).

Since Gina had hired a photographer to document the day (so I could be a guest for the night) so I made an executive hurried decision… no digital only the Rollei.

I wanted to enjoy the night and not worry about photographing the whole time and I didn’t want to be the obnoxious guest that gets in the way of the hired photographer while he was trying to do his job. But the minute I left my canon in my room and joined Gina and her family as they were heading down in the elevator, I started to regret my decision. Because her photographer was not there and the scene was amazing… and the elevator, although really dark had great lights and mirrors everywhere… so I guessed the exposure on my Rollei, crossed my fingers, held it really really still and jumped in… and here’s the story of Gina and Keith’s wedding at the United Nations from the Rollei’s perspective…

And here’s one with me, just to prove I was indeed there and having lots of fun… thanks for the amazing wedding Gina and Keith!

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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2 Comments

  1. Some nice stuff there, you guessed the exposure pretty accurately in the elavator too.
    If put in the same situation, I’d only grab the old film camera as well, no second thoughts either!

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  2. Hey paige. As usual, you are shooting a ridiculous amount! That shot you have of that weird golden globe shaped monument thing is from a set of 3 or 4…one of the others is sitting in my old university, Trinity College in Dublin…just thought I’d give you some useless trivia. Hope you’re doing well there my dear..the sun always seems to be shining where you are!

    T x

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