Apols again as a tad behind once more. Much better week and these are some food for thought (just check for motor oil first ! As well as food we’ll see some classic cameras from the 60’s and 80’s. A great but cheap lens and a few films you might wanna know better. There also some potential storm clouds in developing land too.Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 19: 30TH NOV-6TH DEC)
Of the 3 films that the nice folk at Analogue wonderland sent me. This has been the hardest to shoot and the oddest results of the three. This a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde film and I’m still not sure what I think. And that’s a bit to do with me goofing with the gear.
Apols for the delays again. In part that because I’ve been travelling but also this has been a fallow week for interesting posts. That said there are still a few interesting Posts out there for you to enjoy ! Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 18: 23RD-29TH NOV )
1975 was a momentous year on many levels. The war ended in Vietnam, the Suez Canal re opened, Watergate hit the headlines and Britain voted to join the EU as just a few key events. Bowie was in full major Tom mode and Jaws made folk not want to go in the water for the first time. Technology leapt forward too and it would herald in the digital camera. But that might not be in the way you think. Continue reading History of Photography by Objects – 8 – DIY Computer project 1975
Apols for slight delay ! This week we jump in to cameras you’ve heard of and one you haven’t. We get a bit of colour from both seaside and long departed street shooter. Plus fancy a pineapple cam ? Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 17: 16TH-22ND NOV )
The Kinetoscope seems initially an odd choice. This early motion picture viewer was not the first to device to show moving pictures. However it’s development would help drive the founding of the motion picture industry and set standards that are still used in the movies and still photography. But it’s also a story of intrigue, a Scotsman and possible murder…. Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 7 – The Edison Kinetoscope 1893
We manage to cover a range of compacts from the rare to the broken, alongside a legendary but flawed lens. We also go pinholing and making our prints live for centuries. Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 16: 9TH-15TH NOV )
Our subject today is probably better known to folk in the UK for his surname which used to be found on branches of opticians. But John Dollond not only founded company that would be part of the fabric of the UK until it sadly disappeared a few years ago but he was also canny businessman who managed to get the credit (and profits) for an important lens design. But was he the first and why did this lead to legal action and a family feud ? Continue reading A brief History of Photography by Objects – 6 – Oil Painting late 1700’s
This week we’ve atruely big beast, a camera to slow down with and yet another fun trashcam. There’s new film, new Instax Kickstarters, Agfa Compacts and a trip backstage with Bowie to enjoy.
Apols for the delay here. As you might recall the golden fortnight is the 2-3 weeks that the Scottish schools get off before their counterparts in England . This year was a corker due to the weather. The scorching weather continued as we headed off properly on Holiday over the seas to Belfast. Continue reading Shooting in the Golden Fortnight Part 2- Belfast