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My Friend and I

The nikon F4 + Sigma 18mm3.5

Joseph Byford self portrait

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Jeffrey Smart Tribute

I’ve always loved Jeffery Smart’s work. There seems to be a piercingly truthful element to his architectural paintings. He doesn’t produce this sense of verisimilitude by simply revealing the hidden flaws of our infrastructure, instead he forces us to gaze onto something we have been trained to ignore, highlighting the beauty that nestles within all sad scenes. It’s not a new concept at all, but I think he did it well.

I took this on my way to work in the morning with him in mind.

South Bank, Brisbane

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Italia On 35mm Film – Day Four

And heres the last of it I promise. Italy can be stretched no longer.

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Ferarra

Ferarra

Monger. Venice

Monger. Venice

Fish Monger, Venice

Fish Monger, Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Lido, Venice

Lido, Venice

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As some of my friends have already been made painfully aware, I have recently purchased a new 35mm film camera. It was bought to replace a faithful yet tired companion, my old Nikon fm. The original “Dads Old Camera” was suffering some light leaks, probably due to a few too many hard knocks against train station floors, as well as an out of service light meter. Tired of having to always bring a hand held light meter with me on the streets I decided it was time to shelve the much loved machine and finally purchase the Nikon F4, aka the best 35mm film camera ever made

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Here is a sample of shots to come from the worthy successor.

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f4 print scan

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Italia On 35mm Film – Day Three (sort of)

A little late but, wata u gona do?… A punto.

Train Staion, Venice

Train Staion, Venice

Lido

Lido

Lido

Lido

Lido

Lido

Lido

Lido

Villa Branca, Toscana

Villa Branca, Toscana

Villa Branca, Toscana

Villa Branca, Toscana

Venice

Venice

Villa Branca , Toscana

Villa Branca , Toscana

Ice Cream Sandwiches, Venice

Ice Cream Sandwiches, Venice

Fishmonger, Venice

Fishmonger, Venice

Vaporetto, Venice

Vaporetto, Venice

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ITALIA ON 35MM – DAY TWO

As promised, another 12 shots from the italian film batch.

Lido, Venezia

Lido, Venezia

Rapallo

Rapallo

San Polo in Chianti, Wilma and Piero,

San Polo in Chianti, Wilma and Piero,

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Rapallo

Rapallo

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza Santo Spirito, aka best piazza in Florence

Piazza Santo Spirito, aka best piazza in Florence

Arezzo's antique market

Street Photographer, Arezzo’s antique market

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Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

 

Ferrara

Ferrara

Firenze

Firenze

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Italia On 35mm

It’s been a while since I returned from Italy and the digital shots taken back from the trip have long since been posted and forgotten. Film takes more time, in between assignments and work Iv slowly been scanning and editing the rolls in order to give them a place in the spot light. For the next four days Il be posting 12 shots at a time in no particular order. I hope you like them.

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Five euro here, five euro there…

Venice

Start of what will be a steady stream of 35mm film scans from the “on the move” series of Italy. It never ends.Never.

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High Key Fashion Shot

This is my attempt.

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Not sure if fashion is my forte.

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Sand People

This series is a follow up on Alex, my cousin, and Laura’s a wedding. The digital shots can be seen in an older post called Ten Portraits and a Wedding. These where taken using a completely mechanical Nikon fm slr with a manual focus 50mm f/1.4 using kodak 3200 ISO Black and white film. I finally had the time to develop and scan the roll recently and I’m sorry to say I’m fairly disappointed with the results. The incredibly high amount of grain, rendering the photos more impressionistic than documentary, has in turn rendered me slightly disenchanted from the idea of using film. I was of course expecting some amount of grain in the images, it was an aesthetic I looked forward to pushing, but I wasn’t expecting everything I shot to be represented as some sort of extravagant sand sculpture. Each shot is followed by its copy with some light room adjustments. All I really did is go to the ‘noise reduction tab and boosted the luminance bar close to 100%. You lose contrast and sharpness doing this but in this case its better than nothing.

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