• Holga 135 BC: The Masked Queen

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-30 #gear
    Holga 135 BC: The Masked Queen

    It's a semi accidental purchase, but now obviously one of my favourites. I try to drag her along as much as possible. Also, if you have a limited budget but still want to buy a new analog camera, then you should definitely consider this Holga.

  • Baikove Cemetary: Kiev's Necropolis

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-13 #places
    Baikove Cemetary: Kiev's Necropolis

    Perhaps it's a bit strange to visit a cemetery on a holiday, but after two days of busy Kiev, a day trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat, and lots of enthusiastic people who kept offering us vodka, s0y and I needed some silence. And this monumental cemetery gave us exactly what we needed, and more.

  • Film Can Also Binge Drink

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-11 #gear #tutorials
    Film Can Also Binge Drink

    After reading the tipster "Intoxicate Your Film" while I was working at my job at Naturalis (Natural History Museum) and putting snakes in jars of alcohol, it came to mind that I could easily combine these two.

  • Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-06 #places
    Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    September 2011, Marije (s0y) and I finally took the trip we wanted to do for so long, visit Ukraine, Kiev and in particular, the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl, with the ghost town of Prypiat. When I saw the bumper carts, I almost cried. Afterwards, we were exhausted; there was so much to take in. And bringing too many cameras is never a good idea. ;)

  • Visiting the Rotterdam Zoo with a Fisheye

    written by pinkpix on 2011-10-25 #places
    Visiting the Rotterdam Zoo with a Fisheye

    At a ten-minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station (or a ten-minute bike ride from my home) is Rotterdam Zoo (Dutch name: Diergaarde Blijdorp). For me it's a bit of nostalgia, but this is also one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. The enclosures are spacious and green, there are almost no fences (especially ditches) and the amount of animals is enormous.

  • Infinite Love for Disposable Cameras!

    written by pinkpix on 2011-10-11 #gear
    Infinite Love for Disposable Cameras!

    My first camera ever was a disposable one and that love never faded. Sometimes we lost sight of each other, but eventually we always found each other again. And nowadays I take them with me again, to festivals that are too chaotic for my 'real' cameras, where they always raise happy faces.

  • Click Away - Double Exposures for Dummies

    written by pinkpix on 2011-09-13 #gear #tutorials
    Click Away - Double Exposures for Dummies

    I tend to forget that Holga has more potential than just creating dreamy photos with dark vignetting. Sometimes I really have to remind myself to click again though afraid to ruin a picture. But, when you have a plan, you can at least learn from your mistakes and have a creative shot!

  • Analogue Urban Exploring in Dadipark

    written by pinkpix on 2011-08-21 #places
    Analogue Urban Exploring in Dadipark

    Together with a small group of friends, I went to the abandoned amusement park 'Dadipark', which closed almost 10 years ago after a series of accidents in which a 9-year-old boy lost his arm. Although more and more people find their way to this park as it is an open secret, it is still quite intact. It was freaky and fascinating. And definitely worth a visit.