Aperture Zero 05. Oil

September 3, 2021

When thoughts grow dull and the eye calcifies, a little lubrication is required to keep the pipes from stiffening. With sticky valves he was having to puff harder which pushed the bolts sharply into his sides and arsed up his focus, though it wasn’t just his aim that was off.

A harmless calibration ritual: ‘Do two,’ said Gadget. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, the Pipes Man released a single drop of oil into the system, and paused with the pipette still hanging… then put it back down.

He rose up from the floor, visuals now sharp and hard. ‘Go go gadget shutter! Gadget shut up. Shut up.’ He laughed nervously and tried again: ‘Heee!’

The shutter responded crisply. ‘Back in the game,’ muttered the Pipes Man under his breath.

‘Dickhead,’ said Gadget.

Contribute to 35mmc for an Ad-Free Experience

There are two ways to experience 35mmc without the adverts:

Paid Subscription - £2.99 per month and you’ll never see an advert again! (Free 3-day trial)
Subscribe here

Content contributor - become a part of the world’s biggest film and alternative photography community blog. All our Contributors have an ad-free experience for life.
Sign up here.

You Might Also Like...


  • Reply
    September 3, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    si dai, Ti ho capito !!

  • Reply
    September 5, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Did they let Russell Brand take over 35mmc or something. What’s going on?

Leave a Reply

This site uses User Verification plugin to reduce spam. See how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Contribute to 35mmc for an Ad-Free Experience -Click here to find out more