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
An empty beer can, pierced pinhole, photo paper loaded in the dark and lots of tape. The monstrosity was then taped to the wall in the garden. I did not take the time to make it look ok. It was very ugly, conspicuois, and looked only slightly explosive. The plan was to make a six … Continue reading Solargraphy
At some point a few months back, Martin and Sandeep had floated the idea of a photowalk around London. It sounded like a great idea, and having not met many (any) online film photography folk, I signed up. Time passed, the 24th June arrived, and the meet-up was on. I drove to Swindon and got the … Continue reading London photowalk, June 2017. Roll one, Kodak Double X
You may notice (or not, as it is probably not that important), that this post is late. It is not, in fact, in May [shock, horror]. About a week before the end of May, I realised that there was no chance I would get the roll finished, developed and written about. My response was typical … Continue reading Roll five – May 2017
In April 2016 I was given a Zeiss Ikon Nettar by a relative who had found it in a charity shop. It all worked great... for about ten minutes and the shutter blades quickly started to stick. I attempted an initial fix. Dismantled, fiddled and sort of floundered. Some progress was made, it stuck less … Continue reading Nettar pinhole
A study of Plymouth. We found a local vintage car museum, pretty small and quiet, but it really had one stand out gem, this Plymouth. This car is/was gorgeous. The way the light reflects off that sheen, the contrast of the bright chrome and the deep black. Hope you enjoy marvelling at it's gorgeousness: Shot on … Continue reading Plymouth
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent. -Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus I made a couple of (rather slight) changes to the set up this month. Firstly I used the Olympus 35 RC instead of the SP. So what? You say. Yea, it's no big thing really. But it does mean no spot meter … Continue reading Roll Four – April 2017. Whereof one cannot speak.
I have started a new experiment/project. The initial impetus was a roll or two of slide film back from the lab that were nearly unusable, being partly over-exposed. Trying not berate myself too much, I thought let's learn from This. Figuring I needed to err on the side of underexposure, I thought I'd try some night exposures. … Continue reading (S)lightspeed. Part 1
Seeing as my aim was to shoot a roll, develop, scan and reflect each month, I have left this a bit late. I have started writing this on the 26th, having just today finished the roll which I began only yesterday. I was unsure whether I'd even work out time to shoot a roll this … Continue reading Roll three – March 2017. The Same River, Twice.
The world is never quiet, even it's silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. Albert Camus I have struggled to think of what to write. So I'll keep words to a minimum this … Continue reading Roll Two – February 2017. The Eternally Resounding Silence