Finding Beauty in Blurs

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I work at a camera store near Milwaukee, WI and uncovered an old Kodak Retina on the back of a dusty shelf. As any Lomographer would do, I pulled it out, grabbed a roll of Fuji Superia 400 speed film and started snapping away.

I had trouble figuring out this camera, as it is automatic you can’t manually focus it. Needless to say, i had no idea what to expect for results. Upon receiving film this morning I was surprised by how unfocused the majority of the photos were. Though some that were blurry didn’t really appeal to me, most of them surprisingly did! The blurry, unfocused results are fascinating.

Unappealing:

Credits: weaver

They seem a little too blahhh for my taste.

Mega appealing:

Credits: weaver

They seem to have a dreamy, abstract-esque quality that very much match the mood of the photos. I’m not sure as to why the camera didn’t focus, perhaps it’s because of the lack of light that was available when i took some of the pictures, or because i didn’t really know how to work the camera. I don’t really care though because I love the unpredictability and unexpected results that arise when you forget the rules!

More blurry pictures:

Credits: weaver

There’s beauty in blurs after all!

written by weaver on 2012-03-13 #lifestyle #abstract #blur #dreamy #analogue-photography #old-camera #unexpected-results #unfocus

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3 Comments

  1. sweetoblivion
    sweetoblivion ·

    I love the second photo, it's really mysterious & hazy

  2. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    second photo is true beauty

  3. bernizt
    bernizt ·

    I agree, the second one is lovely

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