Around this time of year everyone is getting all set for school and then soon enough, the leaves start changing and falling. Last year was my first year experiencing this in the Northern hemisphere and all the amazing colours. But what happens when you take the bright colour away and see if only in silver shade? This.
Fallin’ Beginnings – I chose this title because the series consists of 9 instant photos of my first impressions of London, Ontario’s fall season. I am from Australia and I have never seen a real change of the season as it does up here. It was the beginning of a new adventure that comes along with moving to a new place; not knowing anyone except for my boyfriend and adapting to the conditions. It is also my ‘beginner’ series with the new impossible silver shade medium. I fell in love and decided to make it a continuing series through the year; re-photographing some of the same or similar things throughout the seasons to show the difference, all connected by using the same medium. One day I would like to frame and exhibit all of these together.
If you haven’t got yourself a Polaroid camera and some Impossible film yet, I highly recommend it. The old Polaroid 600 or sx70 cameras are quite easy to come by in second hand stores, online or at yard sales. The film is still quite experimental and you never quite know what you’re going to get. But, that is one of the great things about analogue photography. The Impossible project keep improving on their silver shade films and this series are taken with the Silver Shade PX which goes quite brown/ Sepia after it has developed.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.