So, I haven't been very active on my website lately (make that 2016...). That's because I was having a creative block, which kept me from photographing pretty much the whole of 2016. Because I do enjoy photography, and since I want to pick it up again, I am going to do another 52 double exposures project. That means that I will be making a double exposure with my Holga 120CFN each week. The first 12 weeks will be shot on Fomapan 100 iso film (but it was sold as Lomography Earl Grey), and I can tell you already that week 1 and 2 are done.
Also, I'm going to try and expand it to another 52 rolls project. I did one in 2014, and almost finished it. It was fun for most of the time, and I hope it will inspire me to find the time and photograph more often. Can't promise I will shoot and post every week, but at least I can try, right? The last two weeks I have been out shooting, and today I wrote the first blog post for that project. Hope I can keep it up....
Those are my New Years resolutions for 2017. Wish me luck!
Yesterday I took my newest pinhole camera on a test walk. I recently bought a Dirkoma S Multi and I was anxious to try it out. The Dirkoma (or Dirk, as I call him) takes 120 film, and it can be set to four different frame formats (6x4,5, 6x6, 6x9 and 6x12). I decided to set it to 6x9 and loaded some Ilford Delta 100 to it.
And then I made a mistake.... Dirk has two frame counters: one for 6x4,5 and 6x9 and one for 6x6 and 6x12. I figured I should use every other frame for 6x9 and because the counter window was in the middle I advanced the film until I saw a 2 in the window. So, I went out and shot a few pics, advancing two frames every time. Until, after the fourth shot, I was out of film....
At home I immediately developed the film. Turns out, for 6x9 I could have started at frame 1 and I could have shot every frame. Lesson learned! And the good thing: Dirk didn't disappoint. The four shots I did make look fine. One is posted in the pinhole section of the website. I guess it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship. :)
Together with Alex from Pinholista I'm organising a meet up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Worldwide Pinhole Day (April 27th, 2014). What can you expect? We will take you on a pinhole photo walk, and show you a bit of Amsterdam. Interested? If you want to join us, you can sign up here. It's free! Looking for travel tips to Amsterdam? Check out the blogpost I wrote for Pinhole Obscura.
Hope to see you there!