recently i have picked up a few new cameras.
first was a Pentax 645 then came a Olympus XA2 ( and i think i have just bought a 6×17 MF camera… )
i have a few photos from both of those cameras, as well as some from my Hasselblad and Pentax LX.
i am very happy both!
i spent a few days in Brisbane fro a mates wedding. a managed to actually shoot a few rolls of film, and also managed to stuff one up while developing..
i have another roll of colour to scan yet, but heres a few shots for starters..
Leica M6 TTL Kodak Tmax 100
i have been a bit sick lately,and working long shifts, so today i finally got a chance to catch up on some developing and scanning, so keep a lookout for more updates.
Last weekend was Large Format Day at Collingwood Gallery.
i love using my Crown Graphic, and i was keen on seeing a few other large format cameras in use, as they’re a bit or a rare site these days.
here’s a few photos i took.
Crown Graphic 4×5, Kodak Tmax 400, R09 dev.
i tend to keep my Ricoh GR1s in my car, so that i always have a camera with me, and its perfect size to fit in my pocket.
since im not really good at shooting lots of photos a roll of 36 tends to last a few weeks, to months depending on where i go or what i do, so by the time the roll is finished, i have quite a range of different shots.
updates have been a bit slow lately, but with the weather being cold and miserable, finding time and motivation to venture outside and brave the elements has been lacking..
but i have managed to beat the winter blues and finish a roll off the other day, having a new lens to try out helps with motivation. i finally found a reasonably priced, good condition Summaron 35mm f/2.8 w/goggles, and i wish i had picked it up sooner. the following shots were taken with my Leica M3, Summarit 50 f/1,5 and Summaron 35 f/2,8 on Kodak Tri-X.
because i have too many cameras, i tend to neglect them from time to time, and rolls of film tend to take a long time to finish and get developed.
these photos were taken over a few months! which is sad, cos the Leica M3 is an amazing camera to use.
Leica M3 and Kodak BW400CN
so i recently acquired a Ricoh GR1s from Japan,i chose this camera cos i wanted something small and light.
it fits in any pocket, and is fairly quick and easy to use but sometimes i wish it wasnt so wide, but 28mm isnt too bad..
these shots were taken on the streets of Melbourne over the last 2 weeks.
Ricoh Gr1s and Fuji Neopan SS 100 film.
I couldn't surrender, try as they might, to an expectation, a label, or a routine. Constantly I'd struggle, trying to fit in a preconceived mold but I'd only end up hurting myself in the process, I was either too big, too small, or the wrong 'shape' of thinking!