Amy is one of my favourite people in the whole world.

A bit of a big steep claim I know, but entirely true.

Amy is just awesome.

analogue pentax camera slr photo on 35mm film

This was at a BBQ at Amy’s house. Pictures taken with the Pentax K1000 analogue slr camera. Fuji 400ISO superia film.

pentax k1000 analogue slr camera analogue film photo 35mm

Laura W

Perhaps ever so slightly less patient than my other Laura was Laura W, but equally lovely, funny andĀ lovableĀ – she still let me stalk her occasionally when she went out to smoke and let me snap away…

lomo photo taken with lomo camera diana f+ and 35mm film

These two lomo photo pictures taken with lomo camera diana f+ using 35mm 200ISO Fuji superia film – but manually double cross-processed on the colours for the inverted colour look.

lomo photo taken with the lomo camera diana f+ camera and 35mm film

is lomography any good?

Righty-ho, so I’ve been trying out this whole lomo thing for a while now – and with different cameras and different films – I try b&w film (Ilford) and colour (mainly Kodak and Fuji superia), I’ve tried different ISO speed films – 100, 200, 400 and 800 so far, I’ve tried the Lomo LC-A, the Lomo DianaF+ (both with 120 film and 35mm film) and the Holga…

How has it been so far?

– pretty hard going – at least I’d photographed with film in the past (a long time ago) but even then it’s hard to get used to not really having a focus, needing to really estimate the light, trying to figure out how long you’re gonna keep the lens open for (especially when it’s as manual as the DianaF+ and you have it as long as you feel like)…”don’t think, just shoot?” – it’s harder than it sounds!

– pretty awesome – once you’ve got the hang of it and after you’ve most likely ‘wasted’ a whole bunch of films (too dark, too blurry, no-idea-what-that-was-supposed-to-be…)

– sooo satisfactory – when you start getting the hang of it you’ll start loving it. You send the films off to be developed and you simple can’t wait to get them back – the anticipation builds and you’re like a little kid on Christmas morning when the processed film gets back to you…

– totally addictive – your friends will start getting annoyed with the fact you’re constantly carrying these weird big plastic cameras around and accuse you of being a total wannabe hipster or shoreditch-dickhead, but you just can’t help yourself…

And if you’re anything like me, it will totally get you back into shooting film again – I’m now totally hooked on the pentax analogue SLR – it weighs a ton and I’m constantly schlepping spare rolls of film, but its so worth it!!