Tuesday 3 July 2012: Analogue Dreams
Got some rolls of films back that I've put through this variety of cameras over the last year or so (it's taken me a while to get round to sending them off for developing...).
So we have a Kodak Brownie Reflex (1946-1960) on the left, which takes 127 film, and in the right light conditions has produced some lovely shots; in the wrong conditions some delightfully moody shots.
In the middle is a brand new Lomography Diana Mini that I picked up in Madrid. Total retro overload. Beautifully grainy images, square or half frame. Little plastic recreations spawned from a love of old Russian cameras. Superb.
And on the right a Pentax ME Super (1969-1980) which is on loan from my dad, and which I've put a couple of black and white film rolls through.
Now I just need to find some 122 film, or a 120 film conversion, to use the big bellows Kodak 'Pocket' 3A I have. Pondering going analogue for the rest of the month, so things might be quiet in this journal till I then get the films developed (got to get some more 120 film, and tomorrow night I'm being donated a Lomography Fisheye camera). In the meantime planning on working out how to develop my own films to make it all a bit more cost-effective...
p.s. Nick Clegg launches the 'Army of Aspiration'. Please excuse me a momentary lapse into the vernacular. Fuck off Nick. That's all.