Sunday, 24 January 2010

Work for New Project

This is the first film I have processed for my observational site study of the woodland along the River Yealm. I chose this spot because it is close to home, so I've no excuse to not visit...and also the snowdrops, bluebells and wild garlic will be coming up in the next few weeks, and I'm so excited to be there when it all happens! I took these photographs using a Polariod PZ2001 point and shoot camera and some very cheap/expired film and I'm so pleased with them! I love the strain on the focus in the bottom corners and the colours are really quile lovely...

My recent explorations with a video camera have been rather fun, though I'm really not happy with the quality of image it produces, I'm going to try and convince the techy guys in the hub to let me borrow a HD one... then I might share them on here.
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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Busy Busy!

I have spent the last few days developing my new project and scanning in negatives in front of the fire...probably not the best place to do so due to the dust, but its nice a cosy and its my spot! I will do a major scanning shesh when I finally get an external harddrive and can archive my images properly. Though repetitive and time consuming its really something quite amazing to be able to process my analogue image into a digital format, and undoubtably film is the best way to make images- though digital slrs are really quite fun!

During my mammoth scanning session I discovered some images I had been working on for a previous project in Powerstock, Dorset on a dairy farm...

These images were made using my lomo Holga camera and Ilford HP4 film, processed by myself.

I also found some snaps from a recent trip to Bratislava, Slovakia...

It really is a lovely place, stunning architecture and a very potent local beverage!

Another great discovery has been an old point and shoot camera which Jamz had somehow aquired, a Polariod PZ2001! (Snazzy name huh?!) I took it out with me loaded with some expired Kodak film an went into the woods. I'll post some of the images here soon, but until then you can have a peek at them (and some others of home) on my Flickr...

I borrowed a video camera this weekend, so I'm off to sit in the woods for a while, the snowdrops are coming up and its so beautiful I'm going to watch!


Thursday, 21 January 2010

New Year, New Blog

I am very much a novice to all of this blogging lark, though I have tried it a while ago I seem to have got overcome with work/life etc and lost inspiration to continue it. But this one will be different! This will be a way to document all of the small lovely things in my life that I would not remember had I not been touched by it and blogging it straight away! This will be a lovely way to remember the small things and share all of the creative things going on here in my beautiful toll house in Devon.

I will include pieces of my own photographic works and links to other things which are exciting- like Jamz' music and other things I may find particularly inspiring!
Here's hoping for a good 2010...