It is about a month ago that Littlest Holga appeared in my porch in a puff of green smoke. Bejeweled with conjuring stones and other accessories, taped shut to stop the demons escaping, I read the instructions (point, focus, shoot) and we went on some little adventures. First up was a roll of HP5, rated … Continue reading The Summer Holga-days
I Love Eastman Kodak Double XX Yup.
I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely one hundred and fourteen. And a fine thing, too, in its way; but we can't even make mistakes on our own account! Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and i'll kiss you for it. To … Continue reading Sic erat scriptum
A few weeks ago I developed a random roll of 35mm HP5 from the cupboard. Unsure of what to expect or how I shot it, I threw it in with a roll of Double X for a semi stand development. As it turns out, it was a roll shot in my Olympus 35SP. Now, in … Continue reading Go lose a roll, or sell a camera, or something.
A bit over two years ago I started developing my black and white film. Aside from a result that I like, my exploration of different developers has been tapered over time by two factors: frugality and longevity. As I have arrived at a set of chemicals that works well for me, I thought I would … Continue reading A boring and fairly uninformative post on chemicals…I mean, click here for something amazing.
2018 marks exactly 250 years since Philip Astley began the first circus in the UK, and Circus Wonderland is in town. Showing off his horse riding prowess on a circular indoor track, Astley apparently filled the gaps between his acts with jugglers, magicians and the likes, and the circus was born. The last couple of … Continue reading Circus Wonderland
It's that time of the month, and I've shot some film, developed it, and come to share it. I've shot two rolls of FP4 this week. But seeing as the rolls only allow for 8 shots in this camera, I only end up with about 14 shareable shots. Still not a huge amount (if this … Continue reading Roll Eight – February 2018
A new year always brings to mind a certain quote from Nietzsche. It's a bit long so I'll put the whole section at the end. But the jist of it is Amor Fati. Let that henceforth be my love...I wish to be at any time hereafter only a yes sayer! There is a kind of … Continue reading Roll seven – January 2018
It has been about six months since my last post in this vein. Towards the beginning of the year, the plan had been a roll of FP4, shot, develop in rodinal, scan and shared on here each month. After five months of this I struggled, and dropped it (or as it turns out, put it … Continue reading Roll six – December 2017
Having seen a lot of very impressivly recognisably contrasty images on the net, I decided to lock and load a roll of Ferrania P30. The Olympus 35RC with Y2 yellow filter was my chosen camera and the roll exposed at EI 56 and was shot mainly around Devizes and Caswell bay, Gower. I developed in … Continue reading Ferrania P30