I really enjoy collaborating with other creatives and making something together. It’s something I always want to do more of, whether it’s music and video, mixed media or photography-related.
Back in November 2021 or thereabouts, I shot a roll of Fomapan 100 in my janky Harrow camera, and then sent it off to my photography bud Norbi Whitney (forever on the move, but in Berlin at the time) so he could double expose it in his Holga. A nice little lofi film collaboration.
Previously he’d sent a roll of Ilford FP-something to me, which I had double-exposed over here in London. The results were a little lacklustre/hit-and-miss though, so while shooting the Fomapan roll, I tried to take some notes to help him compose his shots. Me being me, I lost track of which frame was which at some point, but generally-speaking I think the notes helped yield a higher number of satisfying shots, as evidenced in this really cool video he made of the results. I’m also including a few of the shots here. I really recommending giving him a follow. It took absolute ages to complete this collaboration, as he ended going on tour for a couple of months, and we only just completed it in the third quarter of 2022, but the results are totally satisfying, so worth it. 🙂
This is the 2nd roll of film, I’ve put through my dad’s old 1986 Chinon CP-7m. The first was one was a bit of bust, because I was just messing about, and the pictures came out so overexposed I thought the camera might actually be broken. This time, to eliminate “user error”, I kept it safely in “P” mode and got some not too shabby results. It’s a brick of a thing to carry around, but I think I’ll be using it more from now on. Film on this occasion was my favourite Kodak 400 Gold. Slightly grainy, but safer in the changeable light conditions in London, I feel. Damn, I love the winter sun.
Results from recent experimenting with a new toy cam I acquired recently. Very basic plastic camera called “split cam”. I bought mine at the Photographer’s Gallery in London for £7, but I’ve seen them go for as much as £30 on “gifts” sites. Don’t be a dummy and pay £30. I was too impatient to fill a whole roll before developing. I’m pretty pleased with the initial results. Let me know what you guys think. Do more?
Nineteen minutes until your next service.
my favourite blue dress. the sun.
One of my first gigs in London, seeing Animal Collective (touring their album Strawberry Jam) at The Coronet in Elephant and Castle. Floated home.
A photo I took years and years ago. A personal favourite of mine.
New experiments in film. A few simple images from London. Oxford str, Paddington station, Harrow.
The sun was out today in London, so I decided to head out for a walk with my Lumix, so I can continue to get to grips with it. I’ve seen it from the train a few times, passing Kensal Green, so decided to finally hop of the train here to check out Kensal Green cemetary. I also wanted to check out an exhibition at the Dissenters’ Gallery. There are lots of interesting textures and angles and lots of cool greenery and birds here; a surprisingly nice and interesting place for a walk. I didn’t find it depressing, but I also didn’t spend much time reading messages on gravestones. I just enjoyed the oldness, the greeness and the general tranquility. I never managed to find the gallery, hidden somewhere on the grounds, but it was worth the visit anyway. Here’s a few ivy-heavy cross-proccessed (x-pro) shots I took:
A quiet moment when the noise of the world looks and feels far away. Shot on my Konica C35 at Camden Arts Centre.