CNV00022-4“I do have a personal discipline of only taking one picture, of one thing…not two” William Eggleston

“I’ve never been able to take a picture with a digital camera, because I look at it on the back of the screen, then I try and do a better one, then a better one…then I don’t know what I’m doing”Richard Billingham

“The photographer has been a slave to the camera for a long time. Photography is not about the camera. Of course, we need a camera. If we want to write a romantic love letter, we need some tool to do it with, but anything, a pencil or a ballpoint pen, is fine” – Nobuyoshi Araki

I left home over two weeks ago, although it actually feels like months, in all that time I haven’t even taken my Nikon DSLR’s out of my camera bag, not once. But I have shot 15 rolls of 35mm film, using just two cameras – an Olympus Mju and a Minolta Hi-Matic, both bought from second-hand shots for less than £10 for both.

15×36=540 – that’s 540 totally individual images, so far, that I won’t see for at least another three weeks…

All of the images here were made using Olympus Mju, Holga, Nikon FM2 and Mamiya 7…it doesn’t really matter which is which.

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  1. Some stunning images in this post. I really like the abstract of the flowers in a vase – very interesting. The little girl with wet hair is also gorgeous, but you always taking superb portraits (so that is to be expected).


  2. Wonderful shots. I’m a recent convert to film only. I actually find I take more pictures now (I didn’t take many at all before, even with digital) because when I see something really beautiful that I know I want to look at again, it is worth the effort and money to figure out the settings and get it developed. And I love the suspense. I keep telling people that I’m trying to simplify and slow down my life. I’m really enjoying it this way.


  3. I alwyas feel as if I am reentering the world from a different place with each picture you take, different from what I understood before on a few levels–and the experience is excellent. Such a gift–light and form responds to your eye and vice versa. Thank you.


  4. Just bought myself an Olympus point & shoot from Ebay for £17 for the same reasons you mention. Looking forward to throwing the first roll in.


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