In March and April of last year I published two articles on 35mmc detailing my experiments in double-exposures. For a while now I’ve been meaning to come back and tell more about what this has led to, but could never find the time. Now is the time. This week I’m releasing a zine of the …
It’s not everyday you get to shoot 8 ISO film, and from the moment I first heard about this new emulsion by Lomography, I wanted to try it. It’s not easy to find, I have yet to locate a store that would carry it, but my wonderful wife ordered a 5 pack directly on the Lomography website and it was my xmas stocking filler. Yay!
In my early film photography years (about a decade ago) I tried a few cheap medium format cameras (I own both a Moskva and a Lubitel, as well as a couple of old Kodak folders) but nothing stuck. Too fiddly, not reliable enough, etc. Obviously that had nothing to do with medium format and everything to do with the choice of cameras I tried it on (and my skill at making something of them).
A decade later, I have a lot more experience with film and with rangefinders, and in the spring I decided to revisit the issue. To be honest, it wasn’t a fully informed and rational process but rather reading and finding out about the Fuji GW690iii, a rather underlooked and underloved camera, which has the welcome side-effect of making it rather more affordable than the more renowned Hasselblads, Mamiyas and Bronicas.
Over 20 years ago, just after I met my wife to be, we took a weekend trip to Bruges (in Belgium) which that was so marred with unexpected (though minor) catastrophes that I turned it into a hilarious letter of woe back to my family (or so said my mother). Consider this a similar exercise, but this time narrating the sad photographic happenings over three days in Mui Wo on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Nearly ten years ago my good friend and amazing artist Sinead McDonald taught me cyanotype printing, and ever since then I’ve been meaning to get back into it on my own, but things were never quite aligned. These last 6 months I started getting serious about making it happen, and looked at how I could get hold of the chemicals.