Friday, 13 March 2009

Webbs Road Gallery

Below are two of the three recent sales from Liz's gallery in Clapham. The first is a shot of spiders webs glowing in the late afternoon sunlight on the Messines Ridge, in Flanders.
The other photo is of a farm pond in Sussex, round the corner from V's cottage. It was shot at the start of a walk over the South downs. During the walk, V told me about a man and woman who used to leave romantic notes for each other in a 'dead letter box' on the top of the downs, by a fence post. They lived on opposite sides of the feature, and couldn't always manage to meet at the same time, so they left the notes.

(Both shot on Polaroid 665 b&w film using a NPC 195 camera.)

Polaroid Square Shooter

My sister recently called me, and asked if I'd like my Father's Polaroid Camera. Given that he died 30 years ago, this qualified as a fairly late inheritance.
I have a healthy supply of Polaroid film, so was very excited at the prospect of shooting with this camera from the past.
Alas, it was not to happen. When it arrived I found that this model takes type 88 series film, and mine is 665, so they aren't compatible. Even so, it was great to see the little Sylvania flash cubes, four flashes in each cube. Remember them?
If you are a keen collector of Polaroid Cameras feel free to get in touch, and maybe you'll have a new addition to your collection. Boxed as new as they say, with instruction manual enclosed.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Signs of the Times.


Not true...

Anything but true...

One lives in hope...

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Tacita Dean

If you are near Tate Britain in London, you may want to see the Tacita Dean film being shown there.
Quoted as saying "digital just doesn't have any poetry" Dean's film shows film being manufactured at Kodak's factory in Chalon-sur-Saone in France. It's worth a peek.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

V.V. Brown and synchronicity.

Off to a recording studio near the the fragrant Old Kent Road, beloved of Monopoly players.  The shoot is to photograph the incredibly talented singer, V V Brown. Wandering around the rear of the studio I come across a wall with two 'V's stencilled there. No one knows who put them there or why or when. Rude not to really.....