Monday, 23 September 2013

First Lomography film developed

My first film developed from my Lomography toy camera, the La Sardina. I was so excited to see how this film would turn out. I took about three 36frame films full with my new La Sardina end of last year, only to find out the camera was broken and all the films were blank. I was so disappointed, because I took photos at far away places I visited only once. Guess I'll just have to go back and re-shoot them ;) 

These photos were taken on my holiday in Cape Town, South Africa. I used the Lomography Colour Chrome ISO100 film which was perfect for the bright days on the beach or at the harbour.

You'll see there are lines on some of the photos. This is due to that I had to pull the film out and roll it back manually under a blanket at night because the camera didn't want to roll back the film itself. Looks like this camera a giving me a bit of trouble, but bring it on! 

The photo was taken using the multiple exposer function.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Journey to work

I take the Gautrain from Pretoria to Johannesburg everyday to work. I sneaked my La Sardina in to document a few photos of my journey to work everyday.

The photos are shoot in Lomography Colour Chrome ISO100 film. I think the ISO100 was a bit to o low for the station. I think a ISO200 film would have worked better. But the bright morning sun shining in on the platform makes it a bit difficult. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Autumn in Secunda

It has been quite a while since posting my film photos. I had about 5 rolls of film, a documentation of all the adventures I had these past few months, waiting impatiently to be developed. Watch this space, a lot of photos are still to come.

This set of photos were taken during autumn in Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The town mostly exist out of the mining plant of Sasol. The horizon is mostly filled with the constructions of the plant with smoke and fire bubbling into the sky. Despite this, it is a beautiful town if you only open your eyes and look a little closer. I have to admit, the plant is beautiful at night with thousands of little lights.

These photos are taken with my RICOH KR10 using FujiFilm Colour 200ISO film with a warming filter.

This photo is the first of the film strip, that is what cause the light burn on the left.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Ilford products on the way

I read through the 2013 January edition of the Photocomment booklet and stumbled upon some interesting news concerning new disposable film cameras.

Ilford, the black and white film faithful company, will be announcing two new products to their lines in the form of two new disposable, black and white cameras. The one contains Ilford XP2, the film that can be developed by a lab that does normal color film (C41) processing. The other camera has the glorious HP5 which needs to be hand processed. No word on availability in South Africa as of going to print but there are some stores that might bring them in for you.

You can check out the first two films that I posted on the Shootcase blog. The first was shot in the Ilford XP2 film and the other in the Ilford HP5 film. I preferred the Ilford HP5 film, both great black and white films. When shooting black and white in film, Ilford is definitely your first choice. Get your hands on these two new products and test them out.

Monday, 14 January 2013

The last long holiday

It's been  while since I last posted on the blog. It was quite a crazy time finishing my degree in graphic design and I've been on holiday without any internet connection. With only my analogue camera, lovely. This series captures bits and pieces of my holiday from Port Nolloth in die Northen Cape,  to Pretoria and Cape Town. It's been a journey. Hope you will enjoy it with me too. 

This photograph completely surprised me. And that is exactly why I love film photography. I though I had a 36 frame film in my camera and after 24 photographs I just kept shooting but my camera made a weird sound and it struggled to switch on to the next frame. Silly me. And this is how that mistake came out. Not so much of a mistake in the end I'd say.

This photograph was taken in Woodstock, Cape Town. I used a warming filter.

 These two photographs was also taken in Woodstock, Cape Town. It is the Old Biscuit Mill, a have to visit if you are in Cape Town. The old biscuit mill is revamped into small and interesting designer shops. The Lomography Exposure Gallery is also situated here. 

These two photographs is taken in the Stellenbosch wine route area at Delheim. It is a beautiful wine land surrounded with great blue mountains and big trees. And the wine is lovely of course ;)

These next few photographs is taken at Duncan Yard in Pretoria, South Africa. There is also a lot of interesting designer shops and coffee shops here. It has an old, nostalgic and rustic feel to it.

Taken in the silent beauty of Port Nolloth, South Africa. Port Nolloth is the last town before the border between South Africa and Namibia. Here your soul can breath in the untouched beauty of nature. We went to kayak on the ocean one day. I love the red of the kayak against the blue ocean. I took this journey with Pierre Joubert, whom you can also see in the photographs.

One of the houses in Port Nolloth. The old and rustic feel makes for beautiful photographs and I especially loved this orange house. The shadows on the sink walls made interesting patterns which added to the photograph. And of course the 'burning' look on the left hand side due to exposure for it was the first photo of the film.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Playful with color filters

With tis film I experimented with some new color filters including blue, yellow and green. And it turns out that I happen to love the effect it has my photos :) It took me quite a while to finish this film which makes it interesting because there are so many places I documented and forgot about it. I love to revisit my journey and with film it is even more nostalgic and memorable.

Totally in love with the color overlay in these two photographs.  I used a blue filter for the top photograph. I found that when shooting with a filter, the color of the filter coms out stronger in low light than in bright sunlight.

These two photographs was taken at Oppikoppi Sweet Thing 2012. Both a summary of this music festival. I love the light reflected from the bottles. 

Taken at Park Acoustics at Fort Scanskop in Pretoria, South Africa. Every month people with the love for music and feeling like chillin' it out attend this show where you sit under the trees, drink wine and listen to local acoustic bands.

I love the striking white light coming in from the side and the beautiful blue color overlay. This photo was taken in a dark room with a bed lamp from the side. I used a blue filter and a very low shutter taken without a tripod. For this reason the photograph is a bit shaky. 

This imaged caught my eye due to the interesting patterns created by the sunlight and the window in the foreground. I used a yellow filter taking this photograph.

These two photographs is taken in an old broken house a few blocks away from my house. We sneaked n and found that it is currently the home of a few beggars. It once was a beautiful old house with high patterned ceilings and wooden floors and big windows but the story it left behind is even prettier. The beauty in the broken.

These four photos was taken at a dam wall. The person in these photographs is one of my friends  Pierre Joubert who is now also inspired and convinced to shoot in film :)