Friday, 25 March 2011

Photographs developed from a found roll of film 2

I bought a Rada rollfilm back to use with a Zodel 6x9 plate camera. When I pulled out the darkslide, I found that it had a roll of film inside. This partly exposed the second frame (below). Having spoiled a couple of frames, I shot the remainder of the film. As with the previous post, I stand developed the film in Rodinal 1:100 for one hour. The film is marked 'Kodak GB-4' in the rebate.

The two shots look possibly Alpine, but I don't know if the mountain range is distinct enough to be easily identified. Unlike the film in the previous post, the photographs do look relatively recent, judging by the clothing and the camera bag and rucksack.

The subsequent photographs I took on the roll were all affected by light leaks, possibly due to the roll not being tightly wound.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Anthony Carr, A Month of Nights, Format Festival Derby

The above image shows one of artist Anthony Carr's pinhole cameras, disguised as, or protected from the elements in, a bird box. Over a number of recent projects and exhibitions Carr has developed pinhole cameras with a shutter driven by a clockwork mechanism which controls the exposure of the film inside. For the Format Festival Carr is exhibiting a number of prints from these cameras placed around Derby which recorded images on film at night, over the course of a month, as well as having installed cameras to expose film for the duration of the photography festival itself.

At Pickford's House until 17th April 2011

Format Festival Derby

Anthony Carr on Axis

Images ©Anthony Carr

Thursday, 3 March 2011

New Silverprint Catalogue

For the first time in four years they say, Silverprint have produced a print catalogue. Made like a tabloid newspaper, it's so much more than a list of all the products they sell- there's lots of historical background to different techniques, processes, suppliers, all representing a bit of a resurgence in analogue photography (they're even selling reconditioned Olympus Trips):-