A day and a roll of black and white film. A short train ride to the buzzing metropolis of Liverpool to find what lomographical secrets it will yield. Ah a free day. How it reminds me of my younger days when every Saturday was mine to do with what I desired.
An advantage to be taken then a mere week ago when chance ordained that i be on a train to Liverpool, Diana in hand and film in bag.
No need to rush back for anything, a whole day to spend wandering the backstreet antique shops and boutiques which make up the extremities of Liverpool’s City centre. A small antique shop here, a broken down warehouse there, a boarded up house here. Anything can be found if you search hard enough through the alleys and by-ways from the train station. And then a walk to the bustling town centre full of lively street performers, large shops selling anything you could hope to buy, peculiarly shaped architecture and water features around every turn leading you inevitably to the Albert Dock. Ships, boats and museums all offer interesting ways to pass your time. And before you know it your time is gone, the light fades and you begin your walk back to the train station absently daydreaming about how your shots will turn out. Another week to wait until you’ll know for sure…oh well…
Summer is full of color so using black and white film might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the summer sun works out beautifully on black and white film. Like to give it a try? I've come across the best light at the train station during rush hour!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
Branded as "The Reanimated Film," KONO! Film is hand-rolled and made of special materials which are rarely (or never) produced for "normal“ photography. Rather, the materials were intended for the motion picture industry and the results can vary depending on how the film is used. Learn more in this interview with the founder of KONO! Film, Uwe Mimoun.
Whether it embodies something that's light as a feather or dreaming on cloud nine, show us your best analog shots in relation to the theme "lightness" and be rewarded with great products from the creative start-up Crispy Wallet as well as prizes from Lomography.
Mel Brackstone introduced herself as an "old woman with a love of the surreal." Her energy is palpable; with the soft delicacy in her photos, she comes across as an old soul that sees through young eyes. She is self taught and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, She discovered the Petzval Lens in 2014.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.