There are moments when you know only a roll of redscale film will do. This moment presented itself when I had the rare privilege of being up close and personal with a horse -- and I live in a city.
When I found out that a friend of mine owns a horse in Singapore and is helping to look after a few other horses, I asked if I could photograph the horses with a film camera. Imagine my joy when she said yes to my request.
To prepare for photo shoot, I brought 2 cameras: a Nikon F601 with a 20-35mm and a 50mm lens, and my go-to camera, the Olympus Trip 35. I also brought a bagful of different Lomography films. However, I chose not to load a roll of film yet as I wanted to view the lighting conditions and the color of the horses. When I saw one of the majestic animals, Puddles (such a cute name), I knew only a roll of Lomography XR 50-200, set at ISO 50 will do. Puddles was busy grazing and really didn’t care to pose for the camera.
So I, to that amusement of the owner, had to go low to get the photos.
Here are some of the photos I snapped that day using only the Nikon F601 and the 20-35mm lens.
All the horses I saw and photographed were former race horses put to pasture. They are the lucky ones. After I had the film developed, I gave it to the owner. She was pleasantly surprised and said that she thought it would be another one of those same-old same-old photos. The owner simply loved the way the film added character to this gentle giant. That comment made my already wonderful day with the horses.
See the full album here.