Some recent work, sorry been very busy! Using the holga again this time with Kodak Portra (but developed in rodinal 1:100, hence the black and white). I tried it with out of date XP2 and it seemed to work OK, so when it came to developing all the films, I just put the portra in the B&W pile on autopilot. I have to pinch myself sometimes when I see the results of the hola though. Idiot focussing and no controls, […]
As regular readers will be aware I’m a big fan of holga cameras. Cheap, plastic, terrible build quality, back prone to falling off mid roll two settings (sunny or shady) and with a crappy lens to boot. I shot this last month whilst working on some pictures to use to make either gum bichromate prints or more likely in the short term, cyanotypes. I’m increasingly attracted to lo- fi and imperfections in prints. And I want to be able to […]
Birds and especially seagulls seem to be a leitmotif in my work these days. I’m not remotely interested in wildlife photography per se, I’m just happy to document their inherent “birdiness” instead. This one and the one below on the holga and the bottom on on the mamiya 7ii, all with Portra.
Showers today, forecast again for tomorrow. Severe gales and rain on Saturday and Sunday. The showers make an almost welcome change to this year’s endless gales, flooding and damage. It’s difficult to describe the effect in the South West of the weather so far without being pithy. It’s like everyday the UK is travelling backwards into the third world, but we have to pay more and more for the privilege. So here’s my pithy three point plan: start dredging […]
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I’ve been shooting with the Holga again quite a bit recently. I’ve posted before about how I like its simplicity. There’s a kind of framing hole to look through, two exposure settings (sunny and cloudy), and then four positions to guess the distance to the subject (one head, three people, a group of seven people and a mountain). For all those curious about camera techniques and in the absence of EXIF data, all were shot on the cloudy setting and […]
So the move went OK, we’ve nearly brought everything we need down to the seaside, but the rest can wait till Christmas. Only small hiccup was my MacBook lead giving up the ghost so I had no access for a few days. It wouldn’t have mattered so much if were in the midlands as the apple store is pretty close, but we ended up driving all the way to Exeter an back just to get one. Three hours for a […]