Friday, December 25, 2009
Ive been seriously thinking about importing these to Australia and selling them on my website, so it will be nice to take the Golden Half for a little test run. We are road tripping this year to the middle of gosh darn nowhere, My mums horse farm outside of a town called Numurkah where we will be hanging around the back paddocks soaking up the summer sun and playing with their new foal, PLENTY of opportunity to take some great photos...
With a quick jaunt to falls festival for Xmas eve and a few days at my favorite place on earth (my Nonna (grandma) pats) Ill be home on the 4th and keen as beans to get some developing and scanning done to post on this here blog!
Apologies if my posts are sporadic over the next 10 days, I will try and post here and there but will be back on the 4th of Jan! I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas, Please if your driving somewhere, take it easy on the roads, give your self lots of brakes and drive safe, sorry to get all parental on you but this time of year makes me nervous.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I love the shot above, its like some kind of eery tombstone for mother earth and our natural environment.... look out world we wont have much left to take beautiful photos of if we don't start taking care of the world in which we live sometime in the not so distant future
Merry Christmas everyone.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
If this is the first you have heard of such madness allow me to quickly elaborate. Girl buys cameras. Girl posts a call out on her blog for random strangers from all over the world to sign up to receive a camera. Girl assigns a color and 12 people to each camera... cameras are put into circulation and stop for a little while with each person on the list. Once you have the camera you take two photos of something that's your designated color and pass it fwd. Its that sample.
4 months later and while I'm sad to report 1 camera has already gone missing at the hands of Australia post, 2 have made it back to me safe and sounds and the rest are, I'm assured, are on their way.... to read more about various Hey You! projects click here, here or here!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Its taken on my holga using 35mm film slide film and cross processed in the negative chemical C-41. You can learn more about loading 35mm film into your holga here and cross processing here.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Read more here
And the fun doesn't stop there, there's weirdos dressed as tree's and all kinds of crazy shit going on at A Mission Fantastic. Jury is still out as to whether the Polaroids are real or not (that's a lot of film grant if they are) but shots are refreshing all the same....
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Its like the Diana has captured the energy floating through the air that day and whats not to love about that!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
***Blur is proud to be the exclusive media sponsor of The Impossible Project, which is re-inventing analogue integral film for vintage Polaroid cameras in the former Polaroid factory in Enschede (the Netherlands).
The company of Polaroid stopped producing the instant film in June 2008, and the expiry date of the last films produced is 9 Oct 2009. After this, it will no longer be possible to purchase instant film – and Polaroid photography would thus be dead and gone forever.
But there is hope – The Impossible Project will launch new instant film materials in 2010. In the beginning of 2010, they will present a b&w analogue integral film for all SX70 and 600 camera models, and colour film will follow in summer, and by the end of 2010 they will bring Image film for Spectra cameras back.
To support this special photographic and artistic moment, Blur magazine, in collaboration with the Impossible Project, is organizing a big international contest of analogue instant photography under the name THE BEST POLAROID PHOTO.
The panel, consisting of leading team members of the Impossible Project and Blur magazine, will select 30 best photographs. These will be presented on the website of Blur, where readers can vote for the BEST POLAROID PHOTO. The five selected photographers will be awarded with attractive prizes, courtesy of the Impossible Project, and the best 30 photographs will be displayed in an exhibition in Zagreb.
There is a certain secret relation between photographer and his/her instant analogue camera, a strong emotional and sentimental devotion. Therefore, we don’t want to limit you with any theme. Instead, we want you to send us your favourite Polaroid photograph, the one you feel mostly attached to, the photograph you believe could win the title of THE BEST POLAROID PHOTO.
Given that Polaroid photographs are so unique, and the authors so attached to their work, you don’t have to send your original photographs, but scanned versions in web resolution. In case your photograph enters the 30 best according to the panel, we will contact you directly so that you send us your photo in high print resolution in order to be exhibited and published in all related promotional materials***
The competition is free of charge and open to all photographers, professional ones and amateur ones.... The down side each photographer can participate by submitting ONE PHOTO ONLY... I know I know! how ever will you choose?
Photographs must be scanned and sent in web resolution 72 dpi, 1000 pixels, Jpeg format, and not that it matters but the prizes are a proverbial wet dream for Polaroid enthusiasts, click here to check out the goods and enter your very best Polaroid.
Monday, December 7, 2009
You can check out more of her work here, here and here.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Recently I tied a camera up at a local music festival called Day at the park, It was bound to be a great day, the sun was shining the sky was blue, King tide were rocking the microphone along with the musical stylings of Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls... What better time and place to tie a camera up and let the people have some fun.
Out of every camera there is only ever 1 money shot, maybe 2 if your lucky, and i quickly learnt that those odds decrease somewhat when you tie the aforementioned camera up in a park full of drunk people.
The shots above were clear winners for me. Not only do i love the lens flare on that blue sky... the typography on the Hot Dog stand in the back ground just makes the photo... Its crazy how such a small part of a photos composition can have such a huge impact on its over all presence and effect.
See more hey you say cheese results here
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Yesterday J took her final photo! Congratulations j! Ive blogged about 365 day projects here and here and its always lovely to come across someone triumphant and frothing on life and the completion of their project! I particularly love this shot above, taken on the 364th day!