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Something Wicked this way Comes

Published on August 29th, 2015

I’m a lover of the serendipitous half-frame negative that appear at the beginning and end of film rolls in the 35mm format camera. This shot of Dita in the sunroom was snipped off to about one third of the potential photograph. I know she’d eat my face in a heartbeat if she ever learned to use a refrigerator door solo. I imagine there would be nothing more satisfying for Dita that very afternoon to lay in the sunshine licking my face off her deliciously blood-smeared people skewers.

Ilford FP4 125 shot as ASA 80 on a Nikon F2A Photomic
Rodinal at 1+24 for 9 minutes at 24 Celcius

Ceramic Birds & Shadows

Published on August 26th, 2015

To look at these small ceramic birds on a shelf there isn’t any apparent photogenic purpose to putting them inside our dining room window. However, once you place objects into an environment there is an interplay of light and shadow, texture and shape. This photograph is moderately pleasing because of that environment. Rather than the objects photographed.

Ilford FP4 125 shot as ASA 80 on a Nikon F2A Photomic
Rodinal at 1+24 for 9 minutes at 24 Celcius

The Accumulation of Minor Misjudgement

Published on August 23rd, 2015

Here’s an interesting thing to consider in your quest to avoid major problems when shooting pictures. The incremental errors that can creep into workflow. Often these will cancel each other out – a little too much exposure + a little less chemical and it’s like a balanced investment portfolio. Mostly it doesn’t fall over in the wrong direction. In this instance I accumulated errors by (a) forgetting to reset the camera from ASA80 to ASA125; (b) shooting to the over-exposed end of the meter; (c) adding slightly too much rodinal developer to process the film negatives; (d) having that film developer slightly warmer than usual, and (e) using a stop bath that should have been replaced. So there are my accumulated small errors of judgement on this roll of film.

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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