All posts filed under: Film

Dry run

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Canon A-1 / Film / friends / Kentmere 100

Photos from a pre-wedding photo test, last spring: My friends M and N are a couple familiar with the frustrations of the white wedding. Last year, they decided to get married at their favorite wildlife sanctuary on the Cape, and do away with the wedding – or rather, the guests. They did, however, want candid photographs of themselves, ideally taken at intervals. Enter the so-called intervalometer. My visit happened to coincide with the purchase of […]

The Kitchen at Spider Web Farm

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AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 400 / Canon A-1 / Canon T90 / Film / friends / Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 / kids / Kodak Ektar 100

Crumbs from a short stay with friends in CT last spring. My alarm clock, little E, called “Ampi Dom!” outside my door every morning. 14 years ago, his mother the magpie would pocket little objects she found in my dorm room, and it seems the boy has picked up the same tendency. Eyedrops, lipbalm, film canisters – poof. These photos were taken in the kitchen, which has a marvellous skylight, lots of windows, and an in-built trash […]

£1 film walk: Bermondsey

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AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 / Canon T70 / Film / food + coffee / photowalk

If you shoot a lot of 35mm film or collect pre-loved cameras, you’re probably familiar with the merits of cheap film; and if you’re based in the UK, you probably know where to find it. If you don’t, well, Flickr fingers will likely point you towards Poundland. This is Agfa Vista Plus 200, shot on a clunky, AA battery-powered Canon T70; an apt pairing for a fine summer morning in Bermondsey. When it comes to the T70, the livelier the setting, […]

Bits of Bangkok: Pak Khlong Talat

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bangkok / Contax Tvs / Kodak UltraMax 400 / photowalk

Bits of Bangkok, shot with a Contax Tvs compact camera: I took these photos while wandering through Wang Burapha, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Bangkok. The area is home to a handful of markets, including Pak Khlong Talat, Bangkok’s largest wholesale flower and vegetable market. The traders supply produce to family restaurants like Thai Heng Lee. My Thai friend Yok likes to point out white tourists and say falang! – as if she hadn’t lived in predominantly white communities in the […]

Snow and Coffee

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Black and White / Contax 159mm / creative fuel / Kodak Tri-X 400 / travel

“Oh, climate change is causing the end of the world.” Oh my God. Anyone who talks like that does not understand the grandeur and the power of nature. To imagine that we can make a change in it is so absolutely absurd. Camille Paglia, rockin’ the boat. To spring snow and blizzards I say, let’s have another round of coffee. A good cup of hot black coffee magnifies the splendor of the snow, no? If you’re flaring your […]