2017, Roll 9 – Nebelschwaden

Another 52 Rolls Project entry… …and another roll shot on my brief trip to Poland in January. This time it was Ilford XP2 Super, generously given to me by my friend Iain. He’d bought in Poland and I’d promised to return it to the country to shoot it.

On mountains and falls

“Flowers laugh without uttering a sound. Roosters cry without shedding a tear. Examining the ages reveals that good deeds are as rare as flowers among rocky peaks while evil acts are as plentiful as the grass on fertile hills” – Kyokai “High peaks and lofty crags are where the wise dwell. Green pines and deep…

25/52 Rockin’

I am taking a trip to Scottsdale on Thursday largely to play golf but I hope to take a ride one day to Sedona to take some shots of the great vistas.  So I thought I’d practice rocks.  Rollei 2.8F, TMax 400, Semi Stand developed in Rodinal for 1 hour at 68 degrees.  Peter C…

52 Rolls Week 5:52

Some views from the International Snow Sculpture Championships 2017, held each February in Breckenridge, Colorado.  This year we didn’t get there until the last day, so some of the sculptures had seen ‘better days’.  Next year we want to try to get there while they are carving.  But for many reasons that didn’t happen this year.…

Week 3 – Stopover

It’s been a while. Not going to apologise – I just have a different rhythm here in Zurich than I did in Hong Kong. And so do the labs, by the way. I’ve been back for a few weeks now. My flight was with Etihad, so it stopped over in Abu Dhabi. I decided to…

Week 7: Back Together Again

Ever heard the Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell? Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Till it’s gone How many cameras have you had that you later regretted parting with? I’ve lost count. Once in a while you just have to get another one and keep it. I…

2017, Roll 5 -Too Much Kissing

One of the downsides to posting individual rolls to the 52 Rolls blog is that pictures will be posted up out of context. If you’re the type of photographer that gathers pictures  into collections over many years, the shots on a roll will often be quite eclectic and not make a lot of sense when…

Looking back at 52 rolls in 2016

This article is being published simultaneously on EMULSIVE! So in 2016 I have been shooting film as part of my 52 rolls project, which I first heard about on EMULSIVE. I thought that I would write up here what I learned! So, my final post. My own personal goal for the project was to shoot at…

Super Bowling

The world of sports has some unbreakable traditions.    The opening baseball practice signalling the opening of the season.   The Olympics.   The Goodwill games.    And of course Super Bowling.    The one day a year the superheros take a day off from saving the world and hit the lanes together for an afternoon. I was fortunate enough…

7/ 52 rolls.net

Week 7 had me out in Philadelphia..Penn University.I spent all day shooting with the digital…I only had one roll of film with me so it was time to finish it and being at Penn University I knew it wouldn’t take long……Bronica etrsi  delta400 film……. First one is my fav…..i’m not a fan of the delta400….but…

Land Camera Instax

I gaffer taped a Belair Instax back onto a Land camera.   It worked alright. Here’s how I did it. Prep the back: get an instant back.   Unfortunately, they don’t seem very available.  Back ordered or discontinued everywhere.   I can thank Jana for giving me one. Pry up the long metal rectangle with “Instant back” .…