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.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
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Autochrome was one of the first strides toward color photography. The combination of potato starch grains and silver bromide produces a cloudy cast that makes buildings like Villa Bonnier look even more intriguing.
Anna Hollond got her fist camera on her 10th birthday, and she hasn't stopped carrying a camera ever since. About a year ago, she sought to document her memories for her journal but didn't want to do so digitally, and got her first Lomography camera. Next thing she knew, she had a trove of instant cameras, as well as a knack for instant photography.