Given the pandemic, my wife and I decided not to stray too far from home this summer. Instead, I had big plans to take daily photo walks around the city, but that plan quickly fell through as Calgary has been almost constantly covered in a haze of smoke from forest fires originating in British Columbia. […]
A few years ago, when I first heard that Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter would be launching a new film, I had to place an advance order. I shot this the day I finally received my ten rolls of brand new JCH Street Pan.
Sarah has been learning to play guitar. A few years ago (when this photo was taken), she rented a guitar for a few months while she saved up to buy her own. She has since purchased a really nice Taylor GS Mini.
With the exception of the very last photo, these were all taken during Holga Week. The first three photos are the ones I submitted to the contest. I used the same homemade mask I described in a previous post (Shooting Instax Mini Film with a Holga) to load my Holga with Instax. Studio strobes were […]
Sarah and I took a bicycle tour around the Yangshuo countryside when we were in China. It was a spectacular day and we had a lot of fun. I shot these with my Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim loaded with B&W film. I would have prefered colour film, but that was all I had with […]
After successfully shooting Instax Mini film in my Mamiya C220 TLR, I attempted to shoot it in my Holga. My first attempt failed miserably. I don’t own the incredibly rare Instax Mini Back designed for the Holga (I found one on eBay once, but they wanted $200 for it), so I had to find a […]
For the third installment in my Film on Film series, I have a lovely trio of B&W film: JCH Street Pan 400, Ferrania P30 Alpha 80, and Orwo NP7 400. JCH Street Pan 400 is a high-contrast film by Japan Camera Hunter that has given me mixed results. This is normal when shooting film. You […]
These photos are from my Film on Film project. A few years ago, I created a small photography studio in my basement. It’s really nothing more than a backdrop and a few strobes, but it has allowed me to practice shooting portraits and learn the fundamentals of lighting. Unfortunately, as time went on, the basement […]
I’ve been working on a new project. I’m photographing every roll of film I own on Fuji Instax Mini film. These are the first two rolls I’ve captured and they are part of a new series I’m calling Film on Film. They were shot using a Diana F+ with Instant Back and it took me […]
This is a photo from Central Memorial Park here in Calgary. I shot this shortly before it was announced that manufacturing of the Holga camera had ceased production. Of course, that decision didn’t last long and the Holga is still being made to this day. I like my Holga and should probably shoot with it […]
I own a Diana F+ camera with ‘all the fixins’. I bought the deluxe kit one year and also picked up the Instant Back. The result is that it’s a lot of fun to use all the Diana’s lenses while shooting Instax Mini. I shot this at a friend’s place on Fuji Instax Mini (Star […]
One winter, I hiked through Fish Creek Park and snapped these photos with my Superheadz Blackbird, Fly TLR. The first photo (#1103) is of the Willans Family barn which was demolished a few years ago. The old log barn was built around 1910 by Norman Willans using white spruce trees that line the banks of […]
Here are a few more photos from Coyote Flats, this time taken with Lomography’s Lomo’Instant San Sebastián camera and shot on Fuji Instax Mini film. More photos from this series can be found on Coyote Flats and Coyote Flats Part 2.
I recently picked up the Diana Baby 110 from Lomography. Since I already own and love the Diana F+ and the Diana Mini, I had high hopes for this camera. The Diana Baby 110 is a delightful little camera, but sadly the resulting photos were a disappointment. Most of the roll turned out as complete […]