Sunday, 10 June 2012

Born in the analogue age - This Window

 There is something magical about making things badly. Being born in the analogue age I revel in the process of difficulty - to get great result from an analogue processes,  like recording music or using 35mm film requires skill...

With the birth of digital imaging we can all be accomplished photographers - there is however a resurgence of analogue photography. Is this nostalgia or a quest for artistry?
The image on the left was taken with a Pentax K1000 in 2012, using a 35 mm film black and white Ilford HP5 film. The negatives were scanned using a HP film scanner. This Pentax camera is a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, manufactured by Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. The production run was from 1976 to 1997, originally manufactured in Japan and then assembled in China. The Pentax K1000 uses a horizontal travel, rubberized silk cloth focal plane shutter with a speed range of 1/1000 second to 1 second, along with Bulb and a flash X-sync of 1/60 second. It is 91.4 millimetres tall, 143 mm wide, and 48 mm deep, and weighs 620 grams. The body was finished in black leather with chrome trim only, although early production Pentax K1000 SE bodies had brown leather with chrome trim.

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Beach Read

A book for Summer

The Beach Hut for Kindle - only £1.99

To celebrate the start of summer and the (sporadic) sunshine, The Beach Hut is currently on special offer and available to download onto your Kindle/iPad/whatever for £1.99.
The Long Weekend, which is out on 5 July. It's about the owners and guests at The Townhouse by the Sea, a fictional boutique hotel in Cornwall, and their adventures over one sunny summer weekend. You'll be surprised what they can get up to in such a short space of time.

The photo below was the inspiration for the book - although the beach huts at Everdene are slightly larger and more luxurious - call it artistic license!
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