May 21, 2020

Old Voigtlander

A dear friend has just given me this lovely old Voigtlander... a wonderful camera with a single sheet film back... quite unusual...




April 26, 2020

Archive Additions 2

After much thought, I have started pursuing a different approach for this addition to my 'Archive' project, using 'painting with light' processes during long exposures in a darkened room ... they also are working very well in colour (especially as a result of using mixed light sources) and this couls be a significant shift for the final work as I originally envisaged them in B&W to complete the series...
Here are some early examples ...














Archive Additions 1

I have started working on my Archive' series again ... I was very happy with the 'Archive' book I made last year, but there were still a number of objects that were too big to scan that were not included and I have been musing on the best method to photograph them...
I started by photographing them, converting to B&W and adding textures in Photoshop...




Covid 19 Lockdown

While this is the first post for 2020, I have been revisiting this blog in the Covid 19 lockdown period (where has the time gone?) ... very strange days indeed... I had to backdate the last few posts to where they belonged in 2019 to catch up (that's how far behind I have got)...

Earlier last year I had started playing around in Photoshop, using older images of mine and playing with blended images, added textures and using brushes, trying to make more 'painterly' versions (apologies to all painters)...
It wasn't meant to be to serious, but there are aspects that are ok and I'm still deciding whether to continue or not ... I discovered them again when looking for things missing on the blog...
Here are some examples...









Some B&W work simulating 'gravure' processes ...?




December 01, 2019

Old Comic

I have been tidying some cupboards recently and came across this very old comic...
Quite a find really and a sobering lesson in how appalling and silly some of the stories were many decades ago... (created in Australia by Peter Chapman and published from 1954 to 1961) ...


As well as the totally silly story and badly drawn images, this appalling advertisment on the back page (an Australian company too!) is a reminder of hurtful language in use in the 1950's ... hopefully things have improved ...



November 07, 2019

Jena Light Meter

An old Jena Light Meter (probably used with the Ikoflex in the last post) and it came with a repair note that just had to go on the blog...