Saturday, 24 March 2012

Intentional Light Leaks.

I just uploaded this set to my Flickr Photostream and my blog :)

I used my SuperHeadz Blue Ribbon and opened the back of the camera, very slightly and only for a split second, just to see what would happen. I was inspired by kelley f who used this technique for this amazing photo (also check out her feature for more) I love the results! Definitely a method I'm going to use more, especially as my Blue Ribbon seems to have given up on taking good photos while inside.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Jessica Firbank

This stunning set is by Jessica Firbank (JESS_ICAA on Flickr)

We love the results she's achieved by soaking films in various liquids.

Jessica says of her work:


The experimental and unpredictable are important factors in the conception of my photographs. My work ethic is to breakaway from the technical 'perfection' often found in more formal types of photography. Through fragmented imagery I hope to substantiate a steady decline of process based approaches towards photography. 

For most people, analog photography is a relic or something their parents once used; an archaic technology now lumped in with yesteryear's sensations, like the rotary phone or 8-track tape player. Over the past decade, the number of analog film and manual cameras has dramatically decreased in favour of their digital counterparts. Digital photography has ubiquitous control over the market, leaving little to no room for alternatives. I believe strongly that photography as a medium should continue to evolve, but also not forget its foundation as an art form that existed outside of computers and digital printers.  While these tools only add to the wonderful complexity of photography, they can never replace the tangible and thrilling process of creating photographs in analog form.  Being in a darkroom, a space consecrated to creativity, is a unique and special experience that I find therapeutic. Unpredictability is one of the joys of film.


A selection of Jessica's darkroom prints will be exhibited at the Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London from 13 - 15 April 2012.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Cierra Sens

Some wonderful experimentation here by Cierra Sens (cierrasens on Flickr)

There's such a lovely quality to Cierra's photographs. Nothing too over the top, just a few extra touches that make the photo so special.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Heather Allen

This set is by Heather Allen (timetomurderandcreate on Flickr)

Heather likes to experiment with disposable cameras (so we love her) and she's achieved some very interesting results...

For these last three, Heather soaked the camera in Sierra Mist (I had to look up what this was, it's pretty much just 7Up to us non-Americans!) for a few hours then put it in the freezer overnight. A lovely, mysterious outcome.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


This lovely set is by Katy (Katy  on Flickr) and is way under appreciated, so definitely go check out her photostream!

Katy uses a range of cameras for her work, and she asked me the question - which is my favourite camera to use? I struggled to answer it because I have quite a few cameras to choose between now, so I pose the same question to you guys - favourite camera?

Monday, 12 March 2012

Evgeniya Chigareva

This beautiful set is by Evgeniya Chigareva (joe pepper on flickr)

There's such a range of subjects in the photographs yet Evgeniya manages to make each and every one of them look so beautiful.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Jessica (Pearled)

This set is by Jessica (Pearled on Flickr)

The film grain on these is just lovely, and the light is amazing.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Carlos Cancela Pinto

This breathtaking set is by Carlos Cancela Pinto (flickr / tumblr)

Carlos followed me on tumblr, and I'm so impressed by his work. The colours, grain, light, just everything is perfect!

Carlos is a self-taught photographer from Portugal who shoots with analogue cameras.
He says:
"Film is for me the best medium.

 I always seek beautiful natural light, and I try to make the best fit with the surround nature (in a most pure state as possible) and people in order to capture a good photo. The interaction between nature, light and man is my recurring theme.

Usually I use expired film, which gives incredible tones and colours. I always try and experiment with different ways to use film. Sometimes the results are a complete surprise. That´s the magic of film!"

Find more here: Cargo  /  Flickr
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