Michaela Quan with the Mamiya 7 II

I took the Mamiya 7 II with me on my trip to see friends in Seattle last month. This was my second time shooting medium format. The first time was pretty discouraging because I had only taken one photo before I accidentally locked up the mirror (I thought for sure I broke the camera).



I’ve been shooting a DSLR since I was 14, and all the little weird mechanics of film have really sent me on a new learning curve. This second round of medium format on the Mamiya 7 II really surprised me and has made me more confident shooting medium format.



All of the photos are good friends of mine. It’s always nice to be able to give a friend a nice portrait of himself.




You can find more of Michaela's incredible work at her website or on her Instagram.

Adam Ottke