young amateur from Stuttgart, Germany Mike Schaal is fast becoming a most
noteworthy art photographer. Eight years ago he started shooting nudes of
his girlfriend with his Canon 35mm but as he got more serious he upgraded
to the Mamiya RG Pro-S, which he considers the premier camera for
professional quality nude and lingerie work. He has also set-up his own
darkroom and has rented his own studio.
Schaal's nudes are glorious testimony to the quality achieved with black
& white film using a medium format camera. His talent for using
superior equipment, choosing the right model, and possessing a pleasing
style all combine to create a delicious body of work.