OK I know I said I'd go b&w only.... but never say never! But honestly, this is not really color! It's a hint of color. So why not get acquainted with color film again in homeopathic doses. I bought a Tetenal Colortec C41 kit and developed 3 rolls of cheapo color film. One Agfa... Continue Reading →
Generation Art – The Fourth Challenge
After last weeks terrible experience, this challenge was to be something I like. Well up to now I liked doing it in daytime. The theme was this time 'Night Photography' and more specifically, Luxembourg by Night. We met this time on friday evening, 8 pm at the local railway station and were given the subject... Continue Reading →
Film is Back!!
The proof? See here, a Kickstarter project funded in under 2 hours: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2017788873/lab-box-the-first-multi-format-daylight-loading-fi?ref=checkout_rewards_page A new daylight developing box for both 135 and 120 format films. Looks great!! I'm in on it!
Paralysis of Choice or why I love Analog
I think I finally made out the WHY in http://www.whyfilmcameras.com! The site's name came to me as I pondered over really why I like film and it's gorgeous cameras. It was obvious to me that I loved them, but less obvious to pinpoint the reason to it. A word of warning first! I am not a... Continue Reading →
Generation Art – The Third Challenge
I have to be honest, this is the one I feared. This is the one where I needed to overcome myself and to just take the risk. This challenge was for me, and I think I can safely speak for most of my colleagues, the toughest so far. But at the same time, it was... Continue Reading →
The Ghost of Christmas Past
....but why put it behind bars?
More from the Second Challenge
I don't shoot a lot of frames, film is expensive, film makes you think! You can't chimp, delete, start again. So the number of frames that came from my second 'Generation Art' challenge is quite minimalistic. In all I took.... let me see (switches to the photo library, counts...) 20 photos! Yes thats like a... Continue Reading →
A Most Unique Leica IIIa
As you might have heard my Leica IIIa had a big problem last week. Shutter speeds were inexistent, cocking the shutter was difficult as there was something blocking the mechanism.... I was shattered! Different inquiries brought quotes of 300 to 600 € for a complete repair with CLA. I don't have that money right now (nor later... Continue Reading →
Generation Art – The Second Challenge
They had a surprise for us, specially brewed by luxembourgish photographer Marc Wilwert. As Marc is a native of the southern city of Esch-sur-Alzette, the challenge had of course something to do with this region. Esch is known for it's very typical, very outspoken, working class, left voting and deeply honest people. This city was... Continue Reading →
Just for a laugh….
This is NOT an auto-portrait! Olympus XA2