Week #31 (2014) – Rangefinding

I love rangefinders.  Small but capable cameras, manual focus with some help from the viewfinder.  The best ones have large and clear viewfinders that show a little bit “outside” of the frame.  So when I found this Olympus XA on a fleamarket I couldn’t resist. However it has since then developed a problem (the shutter…

Week #30 (2014) – Memories from last Summer

Not last summer actually, but summer last year.  I’m slowly progressing in my film workflow but the lag is now huge. Here’s a selection from my roll of week 30 (July) last year.  One shot at a friend’s pool and a few from a day trip to the coast. Shot on one of my XA3’s…

Week #29 (2014) – back to work

After the Lisbon break, back to work and back to another roll of film on that week.  I’m editing these photos about one year after develop and scan, so I’m not exactly sure what happened here but they’re full of white spots.  I think my fixer got bad and I didn’t care about filtering or…

Week 28: the (enf of the) holidays

Monday, July 7, 2014.  The family holidays are almost gone.  We decided to cross the Tajo river and have a look at Lisbon from the other side, and also a little bit of beach time. Being lazy as I can be, I shot again with just my little XA3 camera and a roll of Polypan. …

Week#27 (2014): Holidays!

In early July last year the whole Spotmatix family (and one extra boyfriend) took a plane and went on holiday for a week in Lisbon, Portugal.  Here’s (one of the many) rolls that I shot during that holiday trip.  I was using my Olympus XA3 again. Light and small… I was using it every other…

Week#26 (2014): A tourist in my own country

So we were happy to get the visit of a couple friends from Michigan last year as I was shooting this roll in my Olympus XA3.  We did in two days some of the typical sightseeing (I guess) that many tourists do when visiting Belgium : the medieval city of Bruges, the Waterloo battle site,…

Week#25 (2014): Again, a new camera…

Long time no see… I have more than one year of backlog now.  Am I still allowed to post these 2014 rolls?  I’ll assume yes, if only for trying to complete the project and see for myself if I could keep up.  I certainly did shoot 52 rolls but I have a hell of a…

dis/Closure Photography Exhibition is going on!

Originally posted on spotmatix:
Some time ago I jumped onto a project together with 5 other photographers; in order to set up a private exhibition for our pictures.  After a couple months of preparation, I’m happy to say that it is running now and until October 25 in Brussels, Belgium. If you happen to be…

Week#24: Before the Summer

Yes I’m way behind but I’m getting back to it 🙂 So on week 24 I was shooting black & white film again.  Ilford HP5+ to be more precise.  Again in the old and now trusty Chinon CM-3.  I used for most pictures a nice Sonnar 135 tele.  That’s about what I wanted to say…

Week #23: and yet another new toy

I shoot a lot during the week days.  I mean work days.  Yes I do have a day job though so this is limited to before/after work (sometimes) or lunchtime (most often).  This week we had some nice weather so I got out a couple times and walked in the city with a new (to…

Week #22: the crappy photos

Nothing wrong about the Pentax Pino 35.  Well the name is funny but that’s not wrong.  When I shot an expired roll of color film in it, just for testing that this basic camera still functions as it was supposed to, I didn’t have much hope anyway.  I developed it as black and white (as…

Week #21 : Spring was here…

Yes it’s the end of the summer almost when I post this.  But a few months back I took out a film camera with some colour negative roll in it in order to shoot a few flowers again.  The spring has been nice over here (unlike this month) so it was blooming everywhere around our…