One of the downsides to posting individual rolls to the 52 Rolls blog is that pictures will be posted up out of context. If you’re the type of photographer that gathers pictures into collections over many years, the shots on a roll will often be quite eclectic and not make a lot of sense when shown together.
Week 50 was ShootWeek for December’s #FP4Party. In the UK, the weather was pretty grim with the few hours of daylight barely noticeable because of widespread, freezing fog for most of the week. Continue reading →
I’ll be writing up my 52 Rolls summary in the next week or so, but suffice to say that shooting so much film through 2016 has been a complete game-changer. When I read about the project (on Emulsive) in Poland the week before last New Year, I couldn’t have imagined that it would have become so all consuming, changing the way I take pictures completely, and costing me a small fortune in cameras, film and processing.
Today, I discovered an area that I’ve passed by hundreds of times but never realised its history or significance. The Nature Alive reserve is the former Swannington coal stocking yard that served the mines around Coalville for 150 years. Continue reading →
For week 2 of the #FP4Party, I thought I’d use that roll of 120 that’s been hanging around in the fridge for a few years. I’m not sure why, but it appeared to have been put into a camera and then taken out again. That meant no packaging, or the little bit of tape that identifies the film. I only had the note that I’d scrawled on it so turned to Google and sure enough, found pictures of FP4 backing paper that looked the same as the roll I had.
What I didn’t check was what other Ilford film have and know now that they’re all the same. I guess this saves a few quid during manufacture, but was a bit of a party pooper for me… Continue reading →