This Autumn for my birthday, I was incredibly lucky to get a Recesky Gakkenflex camera kit and I tested my first roll around Kirkstall Abbey in the Autumn sunshine!
I’d seen photos taken with this camera by my fellow camera enthusiast friends Unai and Cesar and I was totally captivated by the idea that it was a camera that you built yourself from a kit and I knew that I had to have one and luckily I got one for my birthday from some of my friends.
This camera was so fun to put together, especially as some of the instructions weren’t translated correctly (right was left, left was right, etc.) so we had to guess a lot from the photos but I highly recommend it if you want to try it.
I love Leeds in the Autumn, especially around Kirkstall Abbey. It’s the perfect place to test cameras.
I have a great feeling about this camera — it’s everything a plastic toy camera should be — it’s fun, it’s experimental, it’s unique, and it gives some interesting effects. It’s easy to do multiple exposures and I love the lens flare. It’s light, compact, and it feels even better in your hands for knowing how it’s constructed and also for the knowledge that it has a missing screw somewhere (haha, oops, the instructions are fun to decipher).