Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ilford HP5 ISO200

 What I love about film is that when you develop the film strip, it tells a story about the journey your camera travelled with you. That one moment you captured using a new lens or filter, anxiously waiting to see how it turns out and the 'ah-I-remember-that-shot' moment, is one of the reasons I love film. There is space for accidental shots, blurs, light-leaks and total miss-happs. It's just these things that makes film so interesting, fun and free. It is that blurred moment, captured, and it is beautiful!

It is hard getting up before sunrise but definitely worth getting great shots. This photo was taken at Potchefstroom Dam, South Africa while breathing in the fresh morning scent and listening to the rumbling of water. Nostalgic just like film.

In these two photos I tried the star burst filter shooting the starry lights in the night. 

These photos taken at the Potchefstroom Train Rail with one of my good friends, Iske Conradie. I believe you get the best shots when lying, crouching and twisting into the weirdest angles.

 The patterns on the staircase in this photo immediately captured my attention. Patterns make great black and white photos.

Kalk Bay, Cape Town is the destination for the next few photos. Our Graphic Design class went to the annual Toffie Pop Conference at the Cape Town City Hall. What an inspiring experience! Creativity was rubbing off on you everywhere. Just love the graininess in these photos caused by the bright sunlight, for I took them right in the middle of the day. 

The Metro Train Rail in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. Again the repeating pattern of half circles made a great photo for black and white.

The dog in this picture posed for about 15minute like it was his day time job. Wanted to take him with me so badly, he looked so lonely lying there. 

 The merry-go-round pictures are taken at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. We wanted to relive our childhood memories, but unfortunately it was closed already but they were kind enough to let us in for a few photos.

The next few pictures is taken at Ducan Yard, Pretoria, South Africa. A tiny square with the greatest design and antique stores within old buildings. It's surroundings transfers you from out of the busy city into a nostalgic town, I imagine would be in France.

Rusty, broken objects usually make great black and white or even sepia filter photos, creating that old, nostalgic feeling.

My sister, Marelize, always a beautiful model for my photos.

Hope you enjoyed reliving the past few weeks of my journey throughout South Africa! Every moment is worth capturing into a memory on film forever.

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