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?
New experiments in film. A few simple images from London. Oxford str, Paddington station, Harrow.
Impromptu spring walk. Somehow all the weight on my shoulders are lifted and disappear with the breeze among these branches. So much love for nature.
A quiet moment when the noise of the world looks and feels far away. Shot on my Konica C35 at Camden Arts Centre.
Berlin (Dec 2016):
London (Jan 2017). Two pretty good portraits on this film.
I’ve just returned from my 5th (I think?) visit to Berlin over the last few years, and again I have loved spending time in this cool city. It was overcast and raining / misting most of the time, so I wasn’t expecting much from the pictures I took, but I’m pretty damn happy with some of these. Forget photographing momuments, this is the city. Film used: my go to Kodak Gold 400ASA. The featured images is the view from the steps coming out of Eberswalder str U-bahn station in Prenzlauer Berg.
Few shots in Freidrichschain, between Warschauer str and the East Side Gallery / Oberbaum bridge:
En route to Kreuzberg coming from M10 tram going via U8 at Bernhauer str. There’s a Berlin Wall memorial just out of sight to the right of this shot:
A few shots in the city centre (Mitte), with the sun starting to break through the rain:
Blonde on blonde on U2:
I used Ilford’s XP2 400 on this, and generally not ecstatic with the results. I got three decent portraits though.
First attempt using black and white film in my Konica C35. Pictures taken in Bristol and London.
After trying a few rolls of Ilford HP5 Plus 400 (results here) in my Harrow camera, I decided to switch to Ilford Delta 400, hoping I’d achieve better results in lower light conditions. In fact, I found the results in low light as poor as with HP5. Maybe more a results of the camera than the film. Best of: