Well, hello tiny little pocket of the world that likes dropping by here. In a long period of inactivity, I’m surprised at just how much traffic the site has had. Very soon, this place will be thoroughly spring cleaned, and for the duration of the summer there’ll be new stuff to look at or read coming in fast.
Since last posting, I’ve wound up the courage to tackle the large format camera I have bean loaned. I won a polaroid, which has cruelly addicted me to the wonderfully flakey Impossible Project SX-70 Film. Florian Kaps, if you’re reading, I’d be happy to review your company’s instant film. Just sennd me some boxes!
I’ve held another exhibition, and I think I’m doing things that are a little better than I was a year ago.
The image below is not an improvement on anything. It is a scan from a very damaged looking roll I shot last year, when the blog was in full swing. It is possibly the ultimate Holga novelty cliche. If anyone knows where this is (in NSW or VIC) please jog my memory. It was a big trip!
Earlier in the year I had an exhibition at the Conservatorium of Music in Mackay. I had a morning in the city, which I know well, to wander about with my Holga. This roll managed to survive wiithout being developed or destroyed by my toddler for six months. I recently developed it in Rodinal, and selected these two contiguous frame as a diptych that works mainly on stylistic and textural contrast.
Well, it’s a little hard to see the point behind this post. I’m going through the motions, something you have to do before a sprint. And this will be the summmer of large format photography, a more professionally designed blog and lots more posts, that are hopefully even going to be about something. So I hope you keep an eye on this page, which will be changing very much, very soon.