It’s raining as I type this. Winter has passed, spring is in full bloom and so the clouds are returning. I feel different about “bad weather” this time around and I believe I have both film photography and my deeper personal adjustments this year are to thank for that. Tri-X and Portra films look beautiful in subdued, overcast conditions. The truth is I never enjoyed digital photographs under many conditions of light and weather, but the natural aesthetics of film stocks grant a license to use anything and any conditions as subject matter.
Also, with a greatly diminished existence on social media (Instagram only), no longer am I drawn away from my real life to lust after others’ lifestyles and adventures. It’s a very different way of being compared to where I was a year ago. These days I read a lot more books, I only shoot with film and I use the internet in a much more utilitarian fashion.
Being on the other side of the fence to all these major social networks puts everything in perspective, and after six months, I have become aware of how largely unnecessary and distracting these services are, despite some of their benefits.
Automatic number plate recognition in use.
Bank of New South…
Is it Superman?
A beautiful tree.
More of these trees.
Hidden ferris wheel.
Jungles of Brisbane.
Last class with my favourites.
Hey Brittany, here’s how to use a Leica…
A very close up of Liam.
A very close up of Brittany.
Heather the pig.
Precious the cow.
My sister and… forgot your name, dear.
A pig having a nice relaxing lunch time.
I love goats.
You watch ya’self, mate.
My sister and a large happy pig.
Oliver, an old timer.
Film has me falling for our country.
Specular highlights on film is a beautiful thing.
Fish Lane is nice.
Bowen Hills station.
Almost made it…
I swear the amount of homeless trolleys is growing by the week.
Hey, Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?
They’re bloody everywhere!
Art deco styles
Alleyways in Brisbane aren’t quite the same as in Melbourne
Coffee fixes everything
What’s in the bag?
Good timing I suppose
Central at peak
Sunrises on the Rolleiflex (Kodak Portra 400).
Rainforest on Mount Mitchell.
Dash on film.
Kodak Portra 400 is as the eyes… feel.
Grey gums and Australian forests.
Early mornings in the mountains.
Grass and gum trees.
Getting a hang of the feeling of how this film will look on large format.
Mind the step.
Where is everyone?
I’ve started buying real books instead of Kindle books. It’s nicer.
Green flowers on Tri-X.
Bikes and cars.
Cars in driveways.
Lines and light.
Houses of West End.
I’m going to print this one.
West End continued.
Yards of West End.