The usual walks with Elliott over the festive break threw up some foggy treats, fingers were well and truly frozen. Saw some amazing examples of nighttime Glasgow but I couldn’t get my ass out at night to replicate so here are Razor Ramon’s photos.
I also took part in the posterproject. Every few weeks they pick a word at random from the dictionary and the aim is to design a posted based off this word. This time it was “Rise”. After some long exposure experiments as shown below I decided upon the rise of a camera. As seen in the poster below.
Another week down of dragging my old Canon 550d and it’s nifty 50 about. This time down to Manchester for a bit and then out with Elliott and some lens whacking. There is something really analog about lens whacking that I love. I often use old Yashica glass for doing this and the manual aperture rings are a clunky joy. I guess it takes a while to get the art form down and the bokeh and crap focus is pretty much cliched indie film to the max. Still, I think it has a place in photography, much like editing of photos. Maybe next year I will get round to that part.
Went on a 7.5 mile (12k) walk along the Glasgow canal system today to get out and enjoy the supposed last bit of Summer. It was the first time I have actually been up to the canals and was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was up there amongst the urban sprawl of Glasgow.
Was also very surprised to see how little the water is used up there, id expect to see a few house boats, perhaps in Glasgow Councils ongoing wisdom they don’t allow them. It is good to see that there is some use of the water up there with a wakeboarding park. However chugging down a litre of Fermanagh lake water is a bit different from some needles and a trolley in Glasgow’s canal
I also decided to bring along with me my Canon 600 film camera to shoot a roll of film but in the end I dragged the brick of a camera all 7.5 miles and didn’t take a single photo. I did however start taking some videos on my Polaroid Cube in an ongoing plan to perhaps start a vlog for one my projects this year. Perhaps somebody should convince me against it.
Have you seen this incredible video by Nicolas Vuignier? (video below) In it we see him seem to fiddle with an gopro style camera and then he starts spinning it around him. It makes for some spectacular matrix style shots as the camera flies around him and through snow as he carves down. The centriphone as he is calling it is a thing of genius.
He states that it took “almost two years of tinkering and tweaking” to get it right and get it right he did. Such a great idea and can’t wait to see the making of video he has planned
Spoilt myself for my birthday the other week and bought myself a holga 60mm in blue, of course. After taking two weeks to arrive from Hong Kong I was rather excited to open up the brown paper package covered in customs stamps.
Will post some photos from the weekend next week when I get some time. New job and all that.