Week 9: A weekend in Duisburg

In week 9 I was a little under the weather. That’s why I wanted to go away for the weekend; I was wondering if a change of scenery would be the cure to my winter blues. I ended up booking a hotel in Duisburg, Germany. My husband and I had been there before. It’s within…

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.

Weeks 7,8 and 9: A Mix

Week Seven: Winter just begs for black and white so I gave in…These images were made along Queen Street East, Toronto. Week Eight: It’s still winter and while I do not shoot alot in black and white and when I do it must be Kodak Tri-X, I was rather enjoying it.  I also wanted to…

Ilford XP2 Disposable

I have seen the Ilford black and white disposable (or “single-use”) cameras in a drug store for the past couple of years and wondered about them. Finally I bought one of the XP2 versions (the other contains HP5 Plus). This is nearly as simple as cameras come. It has a plastic 30mm f-9.5 lens and 1/100th…

Week 39: It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas

Yeah yeah, I know its still November and believe me I’m a stickler for Christmas movies and mince pies are not allowed until December 1st onwards. However Ilford photo ran a little competition to produce a cover for thier Christmas cards shot on Ilford film. Now unfortunately I got ill (man-flu) so completly ran out…

Week 17: Borough Market

I have done a little reflecting on on my project and the way forward.  I need to shake myself up to ensure I keep this interesting for us all.  So over the next few weeks I’m going to be experimenting more & more with the Holga & various film types and film processing.  So the…

Testing a Bencini C.M.F. Erno

  Today’s post comes from a Bencini CMF Erno that I recently got with a bag of 35mm cameras. I have written a detailed illustrated post about this camera that has been published on my blog at the same time as this one, you can find it here. The Erno is a 6×9 120 film folder,…

GW690 Woes

I am back, at least for the start of 2016. I had a lot of fun doing this in 2015 and managed to finish the year which took some doing as I was in the field quite a bit, including long stretches off the grid entirely. I have no idea what work will bring for…

Downtown 50

Another roll of film from the Olympus mjuii, my pocket camera for the past few months. I took these photos earlier this week – we had a few minutes of sun as it was setting and I was downtown at the time. This is week 50 for me. I just discovered that this is a 53 week year,…

Green and White II

Today’s post has shots taken on an Olympus mjuii (aka Stylus Epic) that has lived in my pocket all fall – these photographs date from early November through to a mid-December. I have taken other photos with other cameras film and digital during that time but there are some subjects and occasions when the mjuii…

Not So Sublime

  Today is my 46th roll this year, and my second from the Fujica GW690. This was another test just to get a feel for the camera and to ensure that it all seems to be working fine. The camera does work fine, but the 15 years expired XP2 film is rubbish as can be…

Birthday Pairs

    This roll of 120 film dates from early August; I finally got it back, scanned commercially. It was shot with a Mamiya M645 Super and 80/2.8 lens using expired Ilford XP2 exposed at half box speed and the sunny 16 rule. The entire roll was shot at a birthday party. For 52 rolls I have selected the…