Week 17: Pushchairs and Pinholes

Future me is going to be awfully confused. I’m behind with this but I’ve decided it’s best not to be too precious.  The motto for this year has been DO DO DO.  I’ve yet to achieve a balance, but balance is dull, so let’s just do it. This film was started some time ago and…

Week 14: Canon AE-1 – Handmade Festival 2016

Well, using film is extra fun at a gig.  The terrible truth is that when I took most of the photos here I was really very drunk, so even if I knew which bands I was heading to see at the time, now I’ve sent off the film, waited, fannied around and scanned it I…

Week 11: Zeiss Ikon colour 120. The pits.

Due to only having enough chemicals to cover 35mm film, not 120, I eventually had to send this to Peak Imaging for processing. The delay in popping this in the post meant that there’s been a strange hiatus between taking these photos and adding them here.  In terms of writing about them this isn’t good. …

Week 10: Polaroid lifts. Sort of.

It’s all got a bit manic here and I’m making some mistakes with my film choices.  Lots of them.  Basically I’m using whatever comes my way…which means that often I can’t get the processing done.  I need a batch of colour chemicals for 120 film – but I don’t drive and postage rates are high…

Week 9: Canon Ixus APS. Beer festival with the lads.

Week 9: Canon Ixus APS Hasselblad owners please look away now.  The following content may be disturbing. Steps to quality photography: 1) Be given a 40 exposure APS film – a type I’d never seen before – by my neighbours. 2) Head to eBay for a 2nd hand camera. 3) Make the local Lofi group…

Week 11 continued: Zenit 12сд

Our impending house move has made me think about how lucky we are to live where we do, and how I’ll miss it when we’ve gone. This, and the arrival of some Spring weather over the last two weekends, has led me to get out with Emily and enjoy the area while we still can.

Week 7: Holga – Jack White (at the allotment)

Well, I had a week off work.  You’d have thought that would make things easier, right?  But no…I barely managed to get out to do this one.  Due to my “start at the doorstep and work out” the allotment was next.  It should be an idyllic place but sadly the local council’s contribution to an…

Week 6: Polaroid. Various Failures

It’s pretty much fair to say that nothing much is going my way at the moment.  I’m reasoning very very maturely that this is because the more I do, the more chances there are for things to go wrong.  It’s not just with photos – at the moment just not trying anything more adventurous than…

Week 5: Kodak Auto Colorsnap 35. Trainspotting.

This week’s crop of photos is from the local heritage railway, the Great Central.  I’ve just heard a steam train from my house, so this is still conforming to my doorstep rule, albeit a little bit cheaty as the day  ticket for me and the smallster took us to Loughborough, but hey – it’s like entering…

Week 3: Canon AE-1. Ghosts.

Well, 36 shots is a lot to take.  35 came out okay (one was of me) and it seems a heck of a lot to inflict on folk, but praps if I make them small it won’t be so bad? I continued with my idea of starting at my doorstep and working outwards.  I was…