split cam / film 1

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?






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Konica C35: Berlin (pt 1)

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:



Harrow Camera: Ilford Delta 400

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:







Harrow Camera: Ilford HP5 Plus 400

In my gear talk post, I mentioned a bakelite shell camera similar to Lomo Diana I’ve been using for a while now.Because the seal on these aren’t great, you often get light leaks, which in some cases adds a nice touch, but in other cases can ruin your pictures. It’s been hit and miss with this camera. I’ve tried a few kinds of film, all of which seem to require very bright light conditions to achieve good results with this camera, no matter if the film in question is described as suitable for low light conditions. In this post I’m sharing some of the results I’ve achieved with Ilford’s HP5 Plus 400 (120 mm). These images were taken in Spain, Italy, South Africa, Berlin and London.