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Derelict Structures

Published on July 24th, 2014

Walking around parts of the decaying Royal Derwent Hospital offers the expected pictures – broken windows, rotted floor boards, graffiti and grunge.

Ilford FP4 PLUS 125 shot as ASA 400 on a Nikon F2A Photomic
LC-29 at 1 + 24 for 10 and a half minue at 22 Celcius

Megan & her wonderful Purple Holga

Published on July 22nd, 2014

Holga is a brilliant entry point into the world of film photography because it allows artistic expression and at the same time abstracts away the complexity of the exposure triangle. It’s really a medium format point and shoot with an almost iconic look and feel. I love shooting Holga and what Holga photography can achieve. And I love that Megan is finding her feet with film photography. Eventually we’ll wet her hands in chemicals and lead her astray in all the ways. It’s nice to share our love of good pictures.

Ilford FP4 PLUS 125 shot as ASA 400 on a Nikon F2A Photomic
LC-29 at 1 + 24 for 10 and a half minutes at 22 Celcius

Old Film:: My Dad and his Mates (early 1950s)

Published on July 22nd, 2014

I remember my father as a man who chose not to entertain the idea of friends. He was a complex man and I don’t really understand why he went down that road. As a younger man he had friends. Perhaps fathering children and gaining responsibilities led him into social isolation. The photograph is scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). My father is the guy in the centre; I’d hazard a guess his younger brother Nig (Kevin) is on the left. Where exactly in Tasmania this photograph would have been made isn’t clear, but I’d hazard a guess this is around the time he married my mother – 1953.

My father and his friends

I like this photograph of my father, in particular of any picture that I’ve seen, because it shows the lad, the boy, the participant. It would have been good to know my father in that early part of his life. Just because I’m left a little curious. He died in 2000 of chronic lung disease caused by working in heavy industry and smoking. His brother Kevin died a month earlier of emphysema.

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I shoot film photography for fun. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. Currently in pursuit of investment for a local business venture. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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