My plan for the 52 rolls project, like many of you, is to try to shoot a roll every week, within the week and post it a day or two later. I have 18 different film cameras, a couple of pinholes and a coffee can solargram to use and plan to use each one for one roll and then move onto the next.
A slight problem with this intention is that some of the cameras still have film in them. So, this weeks post contains pictures from two rolls, from two different cameras as I finish off the film that’s been in them for some time.
First up is a roll of Fuji Superior 800 (shot at 400) in a LOMO LC-A (and pulled in the lab). These cameras may be trendy, but unless you have a good one, their results can be pretty average. Mine isn’t a good one.
The first frame was shot in August 2013 and the last, on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the last frame is a 10-shot multi-exposure as something appears to have gone wrong with the wind-on mechanism, evidenced by a couple of chewed up sprocket holes.
The second roll was shot with a Canon EOS5 between March last year, and last Saturday. It was loaded with AGFAPhoto Vista Plus 200, or ‘pound shop film’.
Both rolls were processed by AG PhotoLab in Birmingham. I posted them during my lunch break on Thursday and got them back on Saturday morning, and I paid £2.99 a roll – a great service.
Looking at these pictures, and my previous two blog entries, it strikes me that my film photographs are snapshots, and a long way removed from my digital stuff. If anything, the idea of manual cameras being a slower, more methodical process is completely reversed in my case.
Everyone is looking for something different from this project I guess, but addressing this is one of my aims – to narrow the gap in quality and subject matter between the two technologies…