Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim + Redscaled Konica Minolta VX Super 200
+ Double Exposure.
No 8. (1:6:6)
Who would have thought that such a beautiful place could be inadvertently stumbled upon - just outside Watford!
UPDATE! March 01st 2012.
This photograph has been bought by the very lovely and talented 'Slakah the Beatchild' an independent record producer and singer/songwriter based in Canada; for his new album released this year (2012) under the name of his altar ego 'Slakahdeliq'. The album is called 'The Other Side of Tomorrow' and is available for digital download here, on a 'free or pay what you can basis' (as of Feb/March 2012 anyway).
Check it out if you get a chance, you never know you might discover a musician you never knew you liked! :)
I had numerous cameras and film with me - so it's been interesting how each combination of film and camera has responded to what was for me, a joyful and unexpected discovery. (The sensory memory of which, bottled somewhere deep in my limbic system, will live with me more powerfully than any image.) I'll be 'drip-feeding' you all images from this poppy field well into the Winter I suspect! ;)
1 Field of Poppies
Vivitar + Fuji Sensia 100
Vivitar + Redscale film for Double Exposure (this one).
Olympus XA2 + Agfa Ultra (film swap with lomokev - thanks Kev!)
Nikon F80 50mm f/1.8 + Kodak Portra 160 VC
Supersampler + Kodak Elite Chrome 100
Vintage Diana + Fuji Superia 400 (120 film)
This one - part of my ongoing experiments with Redscale - moving from the blunt application of that banging colour, to explore other possibilities beyond that...The first roll was shot almost exclusively along the environs of Stokes Croft, Cheltenham Road & Gloucester Road and mostly graffiti. The intention of the second roll was to find mainstream advertising or images from more affluent areas of the city, or more pastoral/non urban environments. I did not line up the film, nor take notes, nor plan beyond striving for the principle of contrasting subjects. The negatives were returned uncut as requested, but I did get lab scans - any overlaps of one frame over another, are a result of this. I have cropped where I feel it is most helpful to do so, so any inclusion of frame overlap is these uploaded images has been an active choice. I will almost certainly return to the negs with a home scanner to search for alternative compositions to complement these.
In some cases I have found the results quite 'dark' and unsettling in mood - quite a refreshing departure for my stream. I plan to explore this some more.
Basically it involves taking a roll of ordinary 'bog standard' print film, reversing it and respooling it into another film canister (all done in a dark bag) so that the light is exposed on 'the wrong side of the film' when you take a shot. You then lose two 'stops' on the optimal exposure conditions from the original. It gets developed in exactly the same way as print film, but be prepared for the technician to be a little startled (at best) or a little irritated (at worst) when they realise that something very odd has happened to the film. :)