Author name: Allysse Riordan

Field Recordist. Sound Artist. Photographer. Writer. Microadventurer. Usually found traipsing in the countryside if not inside creating something from material collected while outside.

5 frames with a Minolta SRT303 and Ilford FP4 – By Allysse Riordan

It was a bright late spring day and I had the day off from work.

The latest lockdown restrictions had eased and I was slowly getting reacquainted with my bicycle. So I decided to pedal from my home to my local arboretum. Google Maps told me it was 20 miles away from my front door though I knew better than to trust it. I am in a habit of diverting to all the smallest roads I can find and Google is not great for that. Instead, I packed a paper map, plenty of water, some snacks, and my Minolta SRT303 paired with a MD Rokkor 24 to 50mm zoom lens. I loaded a roll of Ilford FP4, set the camera ISO to 200, and went off.

5 frames with an Olympus AF-1 & Revolog Snovlox – By Allysse Riordan

At Christmas I received a new camera, the Olympus AF-1. When I first saw it, I loved the simplicity of it, but before loading film in it I turned to Google. After all, I knew nothing about the camera, had never even heard of it before. I quickly found out that apart from an focus button, it does pretty much all of the jobs for me (shutter speed, flash, autofocus if I can’t be bothered with the button), and it’s weatherproof. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, this is the perfect feature.

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