A Tree Story

8

In January of last year I loaded a roll of 120 into my Rolleicord and walked to work. On the way I passed a tree that I have photgraphed many, many times, but on this walk I had an idea. I took one shot and put my camera away.

In January of last year I loaded a roll of 120 into my Rolleicord and walked to work. On the way I passed a tree that I have photgraphed many, many times, but on this walk I had an idea. I took one shot and put my camera away.

My idea was to document the tree over the course of the year.

So the pictures you see here are all from the same roll of film and all of the same tree. Sadly two of the pictures didnt turn out but never mind. Also, I thought I had loaded Black and white film but I hadn’t. But I was pleased with the result and have desaturated the images to see what it would look like.

It was an interesting project as each month the light was different or there was something slightly different to look at, so I couldn’t keep the composition the same. Also it meant I had to take my camera to work everyday waiting for the shot. A coupel of times I regretted the day I chose to take the shot as the next day the light was better.

I think I might do the project again but with a different subject… any ideas?

written by mattcharnock on 2009-01-08 in #news

8 Comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really great idea. There are so many possibilities. Even just a self portrait under a set condition (same spot / lighting etc.) once a month would be interesting.

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    cool color palette!

  3. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    coool idea

  4. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    :D sweeeeeeeeeeeet

  5. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    i love it. i've also been trying to think of a subject for documentaion. but seeing your shots has just blown all my rubbish ideas out of the water.

    great shots, and story

    T

  6. anglemort
    anglemort ·

    that is a great idea!

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    that is really a good idea
    on my way to work i passed a tree, too, i took lots of shots of, but not that constantly

    any ideas what next? hmm... should be something in change or something growing
    do they build up a house somewhere?

  8. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    yes, i know this kind of shooting. i remember i saw a "actionsampler type" of picture where a big tree was catched in 4 seasons.
    matts work is a bit different and more "out of focus". on the pictures isnt only a simple tree...i like it.

More Interesting Articles

  • Pentax Espio 120 SW: A Worthy Street Companion

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-06 in #reviews
    Pentax Espio 120 SW: A Worthy Street Companion

    For years, I've relied on my trusty Lomo LC-A+ and Nikon FE2 for many photo opportunities, including snapping away out in the streets. But, turns out that I've had another impressive handy street companion all along.

    2
  • Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120: Perfect for Endless Multiple Exposures!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-19 in #reviews
    Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120: Perfect for Endless Multiple Exposures!

    About two years ago or so, I purchased the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200. I saved just one roll of this film and waited for the right moment to shoot with it. In April this year, I just wasn't able to take it anymore! I loaded this film into my Lubitel 166+, which I realized I hadn't used for maybe about six months. One idea came to mind: taking crazy multiple exposures!

    3
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-06 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!

    10
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Commutes are Awesome With a Diana and a Smena In Your Rucksack

    written by driftusmaximus on 2014-08-15 in #lifestyle
    Commutes are Awesome With a Diana and a Smena In Your Rucksack

    Every day I cycle through the woods, around the bay, into a park, and past a pond full of geese to get to work. Last week I took my cameras with me.

  • Happenings on Film: The Festival of the Hands in Como

    written by sirio174 on 2014-09-22 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: The Festival of the Hands in Como

    Last Saturday my city, Como, hosted a festival dedicated to the hands called the Mani-Fest. With my lovely Minox GT-S camera and an expired 3200 ISO film roll, I documented this event which took place just below the windows of my room. Take a look after the jump!

  • LomoChrome Purple 120 and 35mm: Expect the Radical!

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-01 in #reviews
    LomoChrome Purple 120 and 35mm: Expect the Radical!

    I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.

  • Shop News

    Uncrate Long Lost Lomography Treasures - 30% Off in our Discount Section

    Uncrate Long Lost Lomography Treasures - 30% Off in our Discount Section

    Fly over to our 30% Discount Section to discover previously unavailable Editions & Clones! Be quick and make one yours before they are all gone again!

  • Fresh from the Lab: Hari Raya Portraits

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-10 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Hari Raya Portraits

    A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!

    8
  • True Romance? The Lomography Cine200 Tungsten Film 35mm

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-23 in #reviews
    True Romance? The Lomography Cine200 Tungsten Film 35mm

    Limited edition. Only 4,000 rolls available. What a way to tantalize the Lomographic community! But could a film billed as bringing back the "romantic experience of cinematic art" really live up to such a claim? Armed with just one roll of Lomography Cine200 Tungsten film, this skeptic had put it to the test.

  • Villa Epecuén, The Lost City

    written by carlos_rc on 2014-10-14 in #world #locations
    Villa Epecuén, The Lost City

    On a cold day in August, I took my LC-A+, Nikon FM, and Canon EOS 500, along with rolls of Lomography Earl Grey 100 and Kodak Vision 250D on a trip to Villa Epecuén in the Province of Buenos Aires, approximately 550 kilometers (341 miles) away from home.

    5
  • Shop News

    Special Apertures for Petzval

    Special Apertures for Petzval

    Want to be more creative and level up your bokeh shots? A wide selection of special apertures for Petzval are here to blend with your artistic side and give your Petzval images some analog twists!

  • Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-09 in #reviews
    Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."

    4
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-03 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.

    18
  • Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-09-08 in #news
    Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    Get ready to think fast and shoot faster! Today, we are thrilled share with you news of the brand new LC-A 120 Camera. Load it with any 120 film roll and experience the thrill of medium format photography. You’re sure to soak up all the action in every square shot with its fantastic 38mm f/4.5 wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm film camera). It's available for Pre-Order: Extremely limited first batch stock of only 500 cameras!

    35