pagan-live-style's avatar


Photography=Drawing with light
784 Watchers
Page Views
Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • Nov 10
  • Netherlands
  • Deviant for 13 years
  • He / Him
Quartz: It's a big honor to be awarded a Quartz badge! (2)
Diamond: It's the highest of honors to be awarded an exclusive Diamond badge! (1)
Ninja Llama: Llamas are awesome! (620)
My Bio

I am Len, born on the 10th of November 1957 in the Netherlands, married with Caro who was born in Cambrai (France) in March 1960. We have 2 sons one of 34 and one of 40 years of age , and only 1 cat (Putty) left that shares our household, and 1 part-time cat called Tutty, who lives 2 houses further.

Started with the photography hobby at the age of 9, including developping the film, and enlarging as required and developping the photo's.

Started with a Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 6cm spool film, Voightlander 6 x 9cm 120 spool film and a Durst enlarger, later in adult live switched to Leica IIIf , Leica M3 and Leica SL 35mm Camera's from Wetzlar.

About 13 years ago started with digital photography, started with a Lumix LX2, Olympus E600 ,Canon 60D and now Fuji XE3 and still preferring using the legacy Manual Focus lenses from a forgotten Era (50's till 80's).

Like : Ernst Leitz Wetzlar/ Leica, Carl Zeiss, Hugo Meyer Gorlitz, Voightlander, Asahi Takumars, Vivitar series 1, Helios, Jupiter, Industar , Tair, Mir, Volna among others.

Alltime preference is given to the use of these legacy prime lenses, due to their sharpness versus classic visual feel and rendering overall of the subject, which cannot be achieved with zoomlenses, due to their optical complexity and made compromises in design.

For convenience have 2 x Fuji XF Aspherical autofocus lenses, for when i am lazy.

Last 3 years trying out some very good upcoming and affordable Chinese manual focus lenses, brands like 7artisans, TTartisan, Mitakon & Pergear among others, that use proved older lens designs that still have that classic visual feel and rendering i am looking for, at prices that are even as low as about a 1/10 of the price of the big brands.

7Artisans lens site:

TTArtisan lens site:

Pergear lens site:

Mitakon Lens site:

So more of a collector of lenses than an amateur photographer, even more a user of my collection with a by-product called photo's.

Personal Quote:

"The outcome of the Photograph depends largely, on the chosen subject and how it was taken, the camera body itself is just a medium to register your idea's about the subject, the used lens by design makes it like the type of brush/pencil that draws with its own caracter, the reflected light from chosen subject through the lens onto the film or sensor"

greetz Len.

Favourite Visual Artist
Adam Ansel / Henri Cartier-Bresson / André Kertész / Man Ray / Leni Riefenstahl, among others
Favourite Movies
Brexit: an uncivill war/ The 12 monkeys/ The city of the lost childeren /1984/ animal farm/ Brazil (Terry Gilliam) usw
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dark sanctuary,Penumbra, Saltatio Mortis, Tristania, Rammstein, DVKE, Versailles, Eluveitie, Arstidir, Solstafir, Sigur Ros, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Lacrimas profundre, la crimosa, Blut Engel, VNV Nation, and many others, over 120+ artists
Favourite Books
To much to write down in one phrase. but Divina Commedia is number 1 for me
Favourite Games
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
as a hobby Fuji XE3 & Canon 60D, lenses mostly used are Leitz, Fuji, Meyer, Asahi among the legacy lenses, from China 7artsisans, TTartisan, Pergear
0 min read
Hi to all readers, quick update We will be vacinated Friday the 23th of April for the first time with AstraZeneca, second shot will be in June, we are so happy. Vacination rate is now here in the Netherworld is over the 100.000 per day, or more precise every 0,4 second 1 vacination! Hope that they can hold on to this speed (depending delivery) , then in the summer everybody could have at least one shot. About 22,7 % is vacinated now. greetz len.
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
0 min read
Just another day and the Easter weekend is over, its strange in this Covid time, overhere in the Netherworld, only 1 visitor allowed sper household, so we spend the day together and went to the supermarket because weather was to lousy to go to the nearby forest. Tomorrow even worse, wind force 7 and around 5 degrees celcius, but luckely the local thrift shop is open with appointment only, but we managed to book one hour for both of us. So that makes our day less gloomy ! there is always something new (secondhand) , last Friday found an Carl Zeiss F2,8 50mm Tessar lens with an Exakta bayonet in mint condition for 3,50. Must have an Fuji X > Exakta adapater/converter somewhere, will start looking tomorrow in order to mount it on the Fuji. Further we have been bussy trying to find a hotel room in or around the city of Nijmegen for 4 & 5 July 2022, since the Rammstein tour for 2021 is now cancelled, and new dates were given for 2022, so we were 2 days late and prices for room went up
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
0 min read
Hi to all, Little has changed in the netherworld, apart from lifting partly the lock down from non essential shops. Last 2 weeks the non essential shops could reopen under strict rules, masks at all times, only 1 visitor per 25 square meters, and only after making an appointment, depending on the shop for 30 minutes at set times by the shop. From the 3 communale thrift shops in our village, one is gone (bankrupt), second one is to small to walk so only 4 people per 30 minutes are allowed. The third one with 2500 square meters surface, allowed 50 people max per hour for the duration of 1 hour after appointment, so we booked every day for us two from 14.00 till 15.00 ! Wed booked in advance every day for the coming week, including sunday. It was closed today, so we been acting as couch potatoes, only difference is that we didn't watch television all day, but were reading and listening to icelandic music ! Why ? just before turning of the news on television this morning we
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

Comments 9.6K

Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In

Thank you and have a good weekend.:)

Have a good and save weekend too Selina ! greetz len.

Thank You very much and have a beautiful weekend :sun:

t h a n k . y o u . :woohoo: