Sunday, January 31, 2010
This year i strung up two cameras on behalf of the Hey You! Say Cheese Project , 1 back stage and 1 at the top of the hill that forms the natural amphitheatre of the main stage, I attached this note and managed to capture a handful of the many smiling faces that make falls what it is year after year.....
Ive posted my two fave shots above and you can check out the full albums here.... Let me know what you think!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I just love the 365 days/photo a day thing, Ive blogged about various projects here, here and here and Ive never once got sick of looking through the shots, each day is a new and pleasant surprise. When i eventually get to America I plan on taking a Polaroid a day for a year... it just seems like the perfect way to capture a adventure, small snap shots that jog your memory of good times that have passed and better times that are yet to come!
If you'd like to see more of Jo's work click here to be taken to her blog. I hope you enjoy looking at her beautiful shots as much as i did.
All shots are for sale for editorial purposes only. Advertising is for the devil... unless of course the devil is paying me enough to fund my next trip in which case I may reconsider...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This has got me all inspired to cover one of my walls top to bottom in the 100's of Polaroids i currently have lying around in shoe boxes. Keen for a little inspiration yourself, check out more Pola-walls here!
Monday, January 25, 2010
It was SUCH a amazing trip, I shot some film but have not had the chance to get it developed yet so here is a little digital I took to tie you over....If you have a lazy five grand stashed under your mattress I highly recommend you take the trip... More details to come....
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm looking fwd to taking some photos Ive packed my Pentax, my golden half camera and my canon G9, i think given the weather conditions and the fact I'm shooting from 2000ft in the air the digital will be my best bet (sigh) but ill be sure to click through a roll or two of slide film and keep my fingers crossed!
In the meantime I hope you enjoy the little slice of Cambodia above, this shot was taken on the road to Angkor tom on slide film cross processed, i just love the saturation and accidental motion in this picture.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Mina and Alex got married in the California sunshine last week with no one present but max and the pastor... I was hard pushed picking just 3 shots of Max's to display above so be sure to click here to check out the rest of this amazing shoot!
Mina & Alex whoever you are i hope you live happily ever after
Sunday, January 17, 2010
There were a bunch of local hooligans around and it was a fun night had by all and as always there were 1 or two shots that i really dug.... but a lot were just your run of the mill happy snap, which totally bums me out, well its a double edged sword... You see i LOVE that people are getting into it and taking photos but I'm not to keen on the standard smiley shot that you'd take and delete 1000 times over on your digital camera...
some shots didn't even turn out because people are so lazy now the think the flash will turn on automatically if you need it... they forget that's not the case with lo-fi photography, you have to judge the lighting and make that decision for yourself, which is one of the things i love most about shooting lo-fi film....which also makes way for one of the bigger disapointments when half your roll comes back black :(
I leave disposable cameras around to remind people how fun it is to give a composition a little thought, put some creative effort into a image instead of treating a shot, any shot like a bunch of nothing pixels you can manipulate and delete.... I want to see bold shapes, random objects and compositions, in saying that I'd hate to discourage shots of the aformentioned smiling faces, but Id like to see a bit of character and energy injected into those faces, much like the dudes above.... now they look like they are getting into it!
Im thinking the three shots above are the best for various reasons but dont take my word for it - To see the rest of the results click here or if you would like to know more about the project itself then i'd click here instead.
Read my note... if you have any suggestions on how i can get people to be more creative with their images please let me know!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The new model has of course a flash, but the good people at Polaroid have also thrown in a self-timer and even red-eye reduction...And, thanks to the Impossible Project, it’ll work with Polaroid 1000 instant film... all sounds a bit snazzy don't it, stay tuned for pricing and distribution details closer to release!
How do you guys feel about the new additions of red eye reduction and self timer? does it ruin the natural beauty of a Polaroid or are you stoked these 21st century alterations have finally been made?
Joelly if it makes you feel any better i like em!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Above is a sneak peak at the new Polaroid... its very sleek with a 1950s danish influence in the aesthetics but with a name like the PIC 1000 this camera is all about 2010. Word on the mean streets is they'll hit stores some time this year and wont cost more than about $100 US dollars, which is not bad for something that is surely going to be a collectors item in years to come... I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty excited about it!
Read more at photography bay here.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Stay tuned for visual evidence coming soon.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Toy camera Handbook is the result of the collaboration of 32 members of toycamera.com. Basically the Toy camera people noted through their forums that many a question remained queried by toy camera enthusiasts? So naturally they spent the next two years compiling and researching until in 2007 the hand book was ready to be released into the wild... and when i say wild i mean you, the consumer.
All profits from the Toy camera Handbook go toward making toycamera.com bigger and better – anything from paying for bandwidth to building bigger and better interactive functionality into the site..... Its nice to know your money is being well spent, I think people appreciate a bit of transparency these days
The final result is 112 high-quality pages in full-color, perfect bound awesomness. Click here to make a purchase!
Hankering to know what kind of film your fave photographer uses or just where they get their inspiration from? Drop their name in the comment box below and I will endeavor to deliver 5 minutes with the aforementioned soul... whom ever that might be....
PS: talk about reduce, reuse recycle... how freakn RAD are these book ends... Ill think twice about throwing out old Lego and domino's from now on that's for sure :)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
What a croc! If anything she should be putting her foot down and using her influence to get the message across that Polaroid technology is not ready to be "rendered obsolete" and we want nothing to do with your digital gratification.
Read the whole article here and get as sad as i am about the whole digital Polaroid thing...
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I wonder if in 100s of years someone will come across a box of old Polaroids from 2010 in the bottom of a dusty wardrobe and be surprised at just how much the city has changed. buildings don't last forever... once day our art deco vintage terraces will be disintegrating relics like that of ancient Rome. Its a very sad thought...
Friday, January 8, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Like I said.... interestingly strange and strangely interesting
This bad boy has several colored flash filters for selection and with an additional 9 filters so you can go crazy with a colored flash burst onto dreamy long exposures etc etc etc.... and unlike toys in the 80's it comes equipped with AA batteries. Woo! Log on to the Lomography store to check the Colorsplash madness out in more detail....
You can read the story for your self here or sign up to follow his blog here.
Photographers include, but are not limited too Tom Hunter, The famous Lord Snowdon, and many many more including Mary McCartney who's freakn rad shots you can check out above, its of her sister Stella, you may of heard of her... she makes clothes or something! Mary goes on to say:
"I first took a picture of Stella like this 15 years ago. I love this thing she does where she puts her hands around her eyes and looks like an owl, so we decided to recreate it on my Polaroid Land camera. It's nice to capture striking shapes on Polaroid because you can't see detail. I shot one of Stella's first ad campaigns on Polaroid, with Kate Moss in a wicker chair. When I was a kid, digital photography wasn't around, but because my mum was a photographer we'd go on holiday and take Polaroids of the kids and get them to watch the image appearing before their eyes. We went through a phase of drawing on them, putting moustaches on. I love that Polaroid shots are one-offs. I can't quite accept that this is the end of Polaroid, that all of those beautiful cameras will be obsolete.'To check out the other 8 amazing photographers and their very last Polaroids click here. Enjoy
Sunday, January 3, 2010
While working on a mail-art project for school, BOB came across a project that documented an impressive number of odd forms of correspondence between two addresses in upstate New York. One of the last experiments was a camera attached to a postcard and plastered with stamps. Taking a good idea and running with it, BOB began to mail cameras to various locations. The idea being that actual postal workers could take photos with the camera in addition to the people sending and receiving the camera, what a great little way to gain a different perspective on life and a general sneak peek into someone else's day to day!
See above for the actual camera that was emailed around and some of the results, BOB sent loads of cameras around the USA. You can check out more camera's here or click here to get some tips on how to start your own cameramail.... go on... have a little fun with it...
You know... your cruising along, see something super rad that you just know would make a fantastic photo but by the time you have had a chance to take out your digital, find the on button and adjust the settings the moment has already passed you by... your all kinds of bummed that you missed your shot and cursing your cameras existence until you have the bright idea to return to a time when life was simpler.... you just press a button with out giving shutter speeds or lighting conditions a second thought... Enter the disposable camera.
See more of Dylan's shots above (loving the light leek at the top) and here on his Flickr page.... Oh and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled on this blog as I'll be posting more results from my own disposable camera project Hey You Say Cheese by the end of the week!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
So I hope this pretty little photo of a las having too much fun chasing balloons around the backyard keeps you happy until i get home (I'm still on the road, currently at a otor Inn in Yass, NSW) to do some developing and scanning of my shots from this trip...
Happy birthday dear blog, its been a good year, looking fwd to the next one.