The Urban Art Fair in Brixton with the guys from Tinspiration

July 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Today I went to the Urban Art Fair in Brixton to see the guys at Tinspiration showing their fantastic photos for sale. Tony and James have been working on this project for years and it was great to see some of the work printed and framed. Whilst there I couldn't resist taking some detail shots of Tony's amazing Beetle.


A visit to the re-opened Hasting Pier

May 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A few shots from a trip down to Hastings where the pier has been rebuilt and re-opened to the public. There's more stuff to be added apparently, but I quite like the emptiness of the second half.

 


Scanning 127 film using a Lumix LX7 compact camera and some Lego

November 07, 2015  •  3 Comments

I recently shot a roll of B&W 127 film in the lovely Kodak Brownie Fiesta that my friend Pip bought me for my birthday. It looks brand new and I think I may have well been the first person to use it despite it being made in the 1960s. Rather than send the film away to be developed and scanned I had the chance to see it being developed as my friend Nigel offered to do this for me. I enjoyed watching this as I knew nothing about developing film, but once I had the negatives I was left with the problem of not having a suitable scanner. After some brief research online I decided to make a stand for my Lumix LX7 camera out of Lego so that I could mount the camera above the negatives with a lightbox underneath. Much to my surprise my first attempt worked perfectly, so I'm pleased to show the images below. I shot them in RAW on the Lumix and then processed them in Lightroom as normal, although inverting the image is unnecessarily complicated I feel. Anyway, here they are, and I'm very close to ordering my own film developing equipment so I can start using more of my vintage camera collection. The first images were taken on a beautiful day in Margate, and the others during my visit to the Royal Gunpowder Mills. By the way, I don't know why every shot is wonky, it wasn't me!

 

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