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 I tried it with out of date XP2 and it seemed to work OK, so when it came to developing all the films, I just put the portra in the B&W pile on autopilot.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, […]
Apart from the film “In Bruges” we had very little to go on to shape our impressions prior to visiting. Bruges la morte, the 1892 novella by Georges Rodenbach provided an equally dark flip side to the films violent fairy tale. In the novella Bruges itself, takes on the role of another character alongside the main players, complete with narrow, oppressive cobbled streets, Catholicism, watery guilt and symbolism. We visited in December. Bruges was cold, wet and grey, the sun […]
Categories: Film, Personal, Photography, Tourism, Travel • Tags: 28mm Elmarit, 50mm, Belgium, Black & White, Bruges, Bruges La Morte, Carl Zeiss, Film, Georges Rodenbach, Gothic, Kodak, Leica, M6, M6TTL, Personal, Photography, Sonnar, Tourism
Krakovski?, Krakakovski, maybe?….Definitely ends in “ski”. For the life of me I cannot figure out what the signature on the shadow cut-out I paid 10 euros for says. Nice guy, he caught me off guard and I said OK. Having just ascended the 366 steps to the top of the Belfry, mistiming our arrival to that of the hourly peals and then being momentarily distracted by the Georges Rodenbach stairway, I think that’s understandable. Afterwards I asked if I could […]
We’ve been spoilt for choice recently for slow motion emotion here in the UK. FIFA’s “bet-fest” in Brazil offering daily glorious “slo-mo” dives, pirouettes, shin tapping and buxom fans (it’s 2014 how can they not have a TMO- oh that’s right, betting). We’ve had two weeks of the unerringly posh class division that is Wimbledon, and the BBC’s penchant for slow motion crowd- blondes, and then finally now, the start of three weeks of proletarian bliss as the grande depart […]
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For those that don’t know Verity is Damien Hirst’s 20 year bronze- clad loan to Ilfracombe and stands 66 feet high at the end of the harbour looking out to sea. Apologies for the lack of posting recently but we’ve been finding somewhere new to live, and in a months time will be moving here. Back to the seaside after five years of country and city life: can’t wait.