“Hey brü, can you score us a loose?” (Danny Archer, Blood Diamond 2006)
Dramatic oxymoron’s aside, do you recognise these people?
I picked up a few old cameras from a second hand store in Lismore, NSW, some weeks ago. These are the photos I developed from the film left in one of them. Who knows how long ago these shots were taken. Anyone fashion savvy venture a guess?
Also, I used some cameras as subjects when getting used to a large format camera at uni. This is one of the test polaroids. The camera laden with “forgotten memories” was the one at the front on the right. Looking forward to the holidays when I have time to fix it.
Its been a while since i could find the time to develop. Having finally finished a post modern assignment, one that has been hanging over my head like a bad sensory perception, I decided to develop the black and white film that’s been waiting patiently in the Nikon fm for ages now.
This was meant to be an experiment. I wanted to try pushing the Kodak tmax 400 to 1600 iso. I like the idea of sacrificing some mid tones for higher contrast. This turned the developing time from 15 minutes to a more tedious half hour, but i was pleased with the results.
Reviewing the content of the shots i began to see a trend, or is it a running theme? Enough with this essay lingo.
DRINKS WITH FRIENDS AT THE ORIENT HOTEL
DRINKS WITHOUT FRIENDS AT THE ALIBI ROOM
DRINKS WITH FAMILY
CLIMBING AT KANGAROO POINT
DRINKS AFTER CLIMBING AT KANGAROO POINT
Yet another experiment making animated gif’s in CS5. Striving to achieve the dreamlike effect I wanted I consulted google and learned how to overlay two separate animations. With this new trick, as well as a heavy amount of masking, I managed to get the fan to rotate in the opposite direction to its own shadow. Although not immediately obvious, I think it helps achieve that surreal, dreamlike feel. The shoot was fun too, equally as time consuming.