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My Lucky Developments

In 35mm, Film by Ivan2 Comments

One of my colleagues, having seen me with a film camera, brought his old Nikon F65 and gave me as a present. In a camera bag, I found an unexposed roll of Lucky film and decided to test the camera with this roll. As it hasn’t been refrigerated for a long time I expected it to be something completely different …

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Looking for the Emperor of the Dune

In 35mm, Film by Ivan2 Comments

Hey, let’s have a break from street photography and enjoy some landscapes for a change. While I’m still waiting for the new b&w developer to arrive, I’ve processed a couple of expired-long-ago colour rolls of Fujifilm C200. Most of the photos are for the family archive but there were some pictures from one of our Saturday trips in winter that …

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The Camera That’s Always with Me

In 35mm, Film by Ivan2 Comments

Like many photographers out there I have several cameras. As I shoot film the majority is vintage cameras of the yesteryear. Once in a while I decide to take one of them and shoot for some time, then I choose another one and so on. But there is one camera that’s always with me. This camera has literally seen all …

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Identity Crisis

In 35mm, Film by Ivan5 Comments

Am I an artist?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. When reading other photographers’ blogs and listening to podcasts, for example. The authors are all acclaimed photographers whose work is recognized and praised and whose passion for photography helps them earn a living this way or another. I look at their work and see the vision, the emotion and the hard work put behind it. I see that they really thought everything through before pushing the button, and because of all that, they have the full right to call themselves artists. And I?

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Red on Blue

In 35mm, Film, Personal favourites by Ivan0 Comments

Recently I’ve finally started to develop colour film at home. Having bought the chemicals several months ago I couldn’t get it going, you know, I had to make the chemicals from powder concentrates and for that I had to bring water to a certain temperature and in order to do that I had to warm water… ugh. Sometimes I felt too lazy …

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Gas Station at Night

In Digital, Mobile by Ivan1 Comment

Recently I’ve signed up for the Adobe CC photography package and now I enjoy the easiness of editing even my mobile photos in Lightroom on the go. I’m still a little bit concerned about the real profit of having Lr and Ps up to date and cloud connected, but while I can make use of them at least once a …

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WPC – Band on the Run

In Digital, Lucky moments by Ivan0 Comments

  I never saw them afterward and I had never seen them before. It was only one quick moment on my usual way home. As I was walking down the street I heard a strange noise disturbing the usual “soundtrack” of a busy street. That was the sound of music approaching. Suddenly these guys on a motorbike appeared out of nowhere …

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New Year’s announcement

In Personal favourites by Ivan0 Comments

As I’ve obviously missed the time for any looking back posts for the year 2016 (maybe it’s for the best, considering all the negative things), I’d like to jump on a New Year resolutions train. In fact, it’s more than simply a promise, it is an announcement of sorts. First, a little bit of background. I don’t remember if I …

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The paths we take

In 35mm, Film by Ivan0 Comments

A man vs the world, one vs many, man vs nature, loneliness vs together, full vs empty… There are so many possible interpretations to this photo and I have never realised that until now. It was taken in Moscow back in 2013. A friend of mine was visiting and we went out for a walk in the sun. The road …

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‘Twas the night before Chrismukkah

In Mobile by Ivan0 Comments

    It’s curious how Christmas and Hannukah are always close to each other on the calendar, but this year they coincided on the same day. I just want to wish everyone who reads it a Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah depending on what you celebrate if you celebrate at all.  

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It’s this time again…

In Film by Ivan4 Comments

And I’m not going to talk about the holiday season, sorry. It’s been a hard month, a hard year. If you ever read my posts past the photos you might know that almost three years ago I moved country. We’ve lived at one place since then until this December when we moved house. It’s not nearly as stressful as starting …

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Tiny Horses

In 6x6, Film by Ivan0 Comments

  I remember calling this photo “Dreams of something bigger”, but as the time goes by I’m already not so sure if it fits. I’m more on the interpretation side these days. Make whatever you want of it. Tiny horses. Tiny rider.