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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

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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

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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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The paths we take

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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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Self-developed Rollei film and a question

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Some time ago I bought a couple of rolls of Rollei Retro 80S to try out. Last weekend I finally developed and scanned them and here some results. As you may have noticed some of the photos turned out very contrasty, while others are really fine. And there were some really gruesome results as well, on which later down the …

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Rose Man

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  After some relatively clear and straightforward challenges, this one is again… challenging. I didn’t quite get the idea of transmogrifying after the first read, but now I hope to have found a good match for the topic.   It might be too late now for the Halloween costume ideas, but this rose bouquet outfit seems quite scary.

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Time travel or ghosts of the past

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Do you ever have a feeling when looking at a modern film photo that it was shot a long time ago? Correct me if I’m wrong but nothing in this shot can give away the fact it was shot in 2012. To me, it looks like one of the pictures my father took in the 1970s or something. It’s so …

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Q is for quest

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I don’t do travel photography in the form of landscapes, extreme shots or other “follow me” stuff. But as a amateur photographer I’m always in search for something. And this is my quest: to try and see beauty, irony, paradox, usual and unusual, unique and common in our daily life. I’m on a quest for the shot. I don’t say that …

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In the Park

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I don’t remember posting this photo and I’m too lazy to check the archives 😉 As I’ve missed the previous photo challenge that happened two weeks ago, I’d like to catch up. Here is an old and mysterious lady in a park on the edge of a bench. My guess would be it was shot with Zenit B camera with …