My passion and addiction... all in a livestock centre!?
I’m sure by now you are more than aware of my addictions to carboot sales. I LOVE them and this is purely because im a nosey. What people value as worthless, useless or even just not to their taste anymore because it’s last years colour/pattern. For me however, what people don’t want is interesting.. as I probably want it!?
I usually love people’s junk, as vintage fashions can be picked up at bargain prices! I visit a few carboots each weekend and this requires getting up early to grab a bargain, and usually good light too! Following this I can usually be home in time for another cuppa before heading out with my mates who are late risers! Murton Livestock centre is the home of my most frequent haunt as t’s not even ½ mile from my house! So I guess it’s rude not to go! In bad weather stalls are placed within the animal pens – like more animals!!
With a mix of market stalls, traders and the usual household clearance you can find traditional farm produce and luscious fruit and veg all the way to average household “junk” The market elements and the carboot factor brings out regular faces every week, like myself! The atmosphere is fresh and the hustle of people going about their business keeps you on your toes hunting down that bargain! – I found a lot of my cameras there!!!
Don’t forget to pick up your crisp fresh vegetables for your tasty Sunday roast when you get home!!!!
Previously a music journalist, Stephen Dowling now writes for the BBC. If that isn't interesting enough, London-based writer is also passionate about film photography. He has blog called zorkiphoto where he writes about all his favourite cameras and film types. The folks over at Lomography UK lent him an LC-A 120 and, as you'll see in a bit, he managed to get some wonderful shots.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
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My passion for old and analogue cameras hadn't stayed unnoticed among my friends and acquaintances. Which is why I've received cameras as gifts for many times now. My Agfa Clack is an example. It's about 60 years old, fully functional, and a real film eater.
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When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.