Sarah often humours me by letting me take copious amounts of photos of her. These three were shot in the corridor of the Xi’an overnight train.
These strange concentric circles that appear in the first two photos are the result of bromide drag and it’s a byproduct of developing film with little or no agitation, such as when using semi-stand or stand development. Bromide drag occurs during development when bromide builds up around the sprocket holes of the film and then […]
Sarah & I spent a lovely day in People’s Park in Chengdu. We rowed a boat on the lake, had tea in the overcrowded seating area, watched an elderly man write poetry on the pavement in front of the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and visited the Wenshu Monastery.
These photos were shot with a Candie’s branded plastic 35mm point & shoot camera that I discovered in a box at work. For years, I resisted the temptation to waste film on what I suspected was a terrible camera. I was hoping that the lens would at least have a sharp-ish centre, but the resulting […]
These photos of a Bactrian camel grunting were taken during the Calgary Zoo’s semi-annual ‘Focused’ event, in which they open the Zoo early (when the animals are more active) exclusively for photographers.
I only spent one night in Caen and had very little time to explore the city and take photographs. Caen is fairly modern as 70% of the city was destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II.
I shot this pinhole photo with the Loonar Goupe Hole-OnEx, a ‘make & shoot’ pinhole camera kit. It wasn’t exactly the easiest pinhole camera to make and the first roll I ran through it came out completely blank — too many light leaks. So I made some modifications, loaded a 10-exposure roll, and shot indoors. […]
I shot these back in October during Holga Week. I had been planning to submit them, but wasn’t too thrilled with the way they turned out.
I snapped this photo of an elderly couple walking in Newmarket (a suburb of Auckland) on FPP B&W 100 film, which is really just rebranded Orwo UN54.
I shot these photos early one morning as Sarah and I wandered around Yangshuo looking to buy our morning coffee. Yangshuo is a beautiful little town in China that looks like it was decorated for children. It is very odd, almost surreal, and yet very charming in its own way. I was just excited to […]
Here are some more photos of my walk through an old hutong in Beijing. #2067 below is my failed attempt at a mirror selfie. The man in the photo got in the way, and if I waited around for him to leave, I was worried that he might think I was trying to photograph him […]
A hutong is a narrow street or lane between rows of traditional courtyard residences and is commonly found in Beijing. Sarah and I walked through an old hutong near the Bell Tower (pictured above) and these are some of the photos I took. I used Lomography Potsdam Kino 100 for these photos and I have […]
I like to experiment. Some experiments happen on a whim (“I wonder what would happen if I…”) and some experiments are methodically planned and executed. Given my busy schedule, the latter can sometimes take a few years. These photos represent two experiments: one a whim and the other planned. The First Experiment (the Whim) The […]
Taking inspiration from Keith Devereux, I decided to crash the party too. A group of film photography bloggers have all shared a post about the three cameras they used most in 2022. And so, here is my take on that theme. The three cameras mentioned below took centre stage for me and held all my […]
These skyline photos of Hong Kong were shot from the top of Victoria Peak on a foggy day.
I bought some sunflowers one day and since I had a few frames of Instax Mini Monochrome left in my Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Elbrus, I took these close-ups.
There are many damaged headstones throughout Union Cemetery. Sandstone was quite often used in Calgary in the early 20th century until they discovered it didn’t stand up to the climate very well. But this is the first (and only) time I have come across a wooden cross. The cross was broken in three pieces with […]
Here are some more photos from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What I most remember about that day is that it was incredibly bright and I didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture everything I wanted in the frame.