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XPan Shooter Named July HOC Photographer of the Month

26/07/2010 Specializing in architecture, people, and wildlife, Austrian-born Peter Golznig, of Peter Golznig Photography, was named July's Photographer of the Month by members of the Hasselblad Owners' Club. His image named On Strike was captured with the Hasselblad XPan and a 5.6/30 mm lens.

"Analog photography, at least in the fields of authenticy and arts, still harbors the level of authority that earlier was held by the printed or spoken word," says Golznig.

On Strike © Peter Golznig

"These days, our imaginative faculties seem to be buried alive by poor-quality digital media content," he says. "Photography is a means to reproduce what happened in front of the lens, with the results simultaneously offering objective reproduction and personal statement, precise copy of reality or interpretation of reality. This is why I am still happy to be using the Hasselblad XPan System, despite the fact it has not been further developed since its introduction in the late 1990s. Its combination of image authenticy, portability, versatility, unobstrusivenes, 35mm dual-format capability, and medium-format lens range are unique."

To see his portfolio of images from assignments in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and his exhibitions "Why Africa?" and "Central Sahara Imagebank," click here.

Text by Alice B. Miller