There are a few drawbacks to waste-level view finders, like that on the Mamiya 645. For one, shooting any way but “from the hip” is nearly impossible.
For this shot – clearly not taken from the hip – I held the camera over my head and looked up, framing the shot best I could.
My shadow makes a not-so-rare appearance in the bottom right corner of the frame. You can see the camera held aloft. This wasn’t intentional, and you probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
‘The Excess of Joy Was as Hard to Bear’
Camera: Mamiya m645j (1975)
Film: Macophot ORT25C (x-09/2004)
Process: HC-110; 1+100; 60min