TRIP – Sheffield: City Centre

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Ilford HP5+ 400 After a couple of laps around Park Hill I spent some time wandering around Sheffield City Centre, wasting time until my scheduled train back to London. It was an unexpectedly warm day and I had dressed for the cold, so I was a bit over it andContinue reading “TRIP – Sheffield: City Centre”

TRIP – Sheffield: Park Hill

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Ilford HP5+ 400 I decided to write my MA dissertation on photography of brutalist buildings, including Park Hill in Sheffield. I was lucky enough to receive funding to cover my train ticket to Sheffield in order to visit the local archive and to see the estate for myself. The partContinue reading “TRIP – Sheffield: Park Hill”

PLACES – Temperate House, Kew Gardens

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Kodak Ultramax 400 I’ve been going to Kew Gardens frequently over the past four years, and I was always intrigued by the big greenhouse that was boarded off, undergoing restoration works. The Palm House is one of my favourite botanical places to visit, and now Temperate House has reopened thereContinue reading “PLACES – Temperate House, Kew Gardens”

CAMERA – Capta II

CAMERA: Capta II FILM: Kodak 160VC Expired 2001 TAKEN: September 2011 The Capta II is a strange beast. Made of bakelite, heavy and almost impossible to open, and elusive when searching the internet for any information. I’ve only used it once as now the red frame window is too foggy to look through and I’mContinue reading “CAMERA – Capta II”

TRIP – Cambridge 2015

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Agfa Vista 200 On a cold winters day in 2015 I travelled to Cambridge for the first time, taking a shaky hand and a low film speed with me. I think the allure of £1 film was misguided, and many of my rolls of Agfa Vista 200 came out withContinue reading “TRIP – Cambridge 2015”

TRIP – Rome 2015

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Agfa Vista 200 In 2015 I made the mistake of visiting Rome in the heat of summer. It was convenient because a friend from Australia was passing through, but the amount of time we spent running back to the apartment to sit under the air-conditioning kind of took away fromContinue reading “TRIP – Rome 2015”

PLACES – Barbican Conservatory

CAMERA: Yashica 35-ME FILM: Kodak Ultramax 400 If I ever find myself with a lack of purpose on a Sunday I’ll get my shoes on and head to the Barbican Conservatory. It’s one of those ‘hidden secrets’ of London that is no longer hidden, so even though it is now a very popular spot IContinue reading “PLACES – Barbican Conservatory”

CAMERA – Zenit E

CAMERA: Zenit E FILM: Lomography 400 colour TAKEN: April 2011 I bought the hunk of metal otherwise known as the Zenit-E at a photography market in Perth. It was relatively cheap, although purchased so long ago I have forgotten exactly how much I paid for it. It came with a lens, I don’t know muchContinue reading “CAMERA – Zenit E”

TRIP – Margate 2016

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Kodak 400 Ultramax I took a day trip to Margate to visit Turner Contemporary, a gallery I had heard so much about. They had an exhibition on which I wanted to see, but now cannot recall what it was. But I do know that I enjoyed it. It was aContinue reading “TRIP – Margate 2016”

TRIP – Hastings 2017 pt.1

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Ilford HP5+ 400 After visiting Bexhill I hopped on a quick train to Hastings, where I spent the rest of my day out. I enjoyed the recently awarded pier, which is now unfortunately in some trouble financially. It was such a contract to the cluttered piers with amusements that youContinue reading “TRIP – Hastings 2017 pt.1”

TRIP – Bexhill 2017

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Ilford HP5+ 400 For a long time I had wanted to visit Bexhill to see the De La Warr Pavilion, a great example of modern architecture. I was lucky enough to have a bright and sunny November day for my trip, something rare when visiting the British seaside, especially inContinue reading “TRIP – Bexhill 2017”

TRIP – Oxford 2014

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Agfa Vista 200 While not many of the photos from this roll of film came out, some of them are still among my most favourite all these years later. I remember feeling that something was wrong with the winding of the film, and the final frame consists of many, manyContinue reading “TRIP – Oxford 2014”

ARCHIVE – Photograms

I fell in love with film when I was in high school. I was lucky enough to be taught in the darkroom, reciting aperture and shutter speeds as a class for hours and fumbling around in the dark trying to find the test strip I just dropped. It was a place where my passion forContinue reading “ARCHIVE – Photograms”

FILM – Polaroid SX-70 Time Zero

CAMERA: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Autofocus FILM: Polaroid Time Zero Instant Film I bought my Polaroid camera on eBay in December 2007, just months before Polaroid announced they were shutting down their instant film production, so I was disappointed to say the least. However, my old SX-70 came with 6 shots in camera and 1 boxContinue reading “FILM – Polaroid SX-70 Time Zero”

PLACES – Richmond Park

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Lomography 400 Richmond Park in the winter is a joy. The barren trees and brown landscape, hidden deer and vast vistas all pull you in and the brisk air keeps you from stopping for too long. ©Jennifer Schussler

Leica M3 & Kodak Ultramax 400

CAMERA: Leica M3 FILM: Kodak Ultramax 400 When I was lent the Leica M3 I was so excited by the results I had in black and white that I wasn’t sure that it would do colour as wonderfully. Oh, how I proved myself wrong! I went to one of the usual places I go whenContinue reading “Leica M3 & Kodak Ultramax 400”

PROJECT – Seeing Red

CAMERA: Robot Disderi 3 FILM: Kodak Ultramax 400 I suffer from creative blocks all the time. Often I can go months without developing or finishing a film that only has a few shots left, and motivation to conceptualise project based work can also be difficult. One way I try to push through this is byContinue reading “PROJECT – Seeing Red”

PLACES – London Docklands

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Fomapan 400 Having lived mostly in the west of London since I moved here 4 years ago, the east of London is somewhere I only travel to if I have a lot of time. For a city that hosts an extensive transport system it always seems to be a massiveContinue reading “PLACES – London Docklands”

PLACES – Victoria & Albert Museum

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35 FILM: Ilford HP5+ 400 I had 6 shots left on a roll of film so I headed to the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington to see if this particular camera and film combination could work inside the museum galleries. I’ve taken photos in here before, using the Leica M3,Continue reading “PLACES – Victoria & Albert Museum”

INSTAX 2017 no.8

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour Well, I really ran out of steam on the Instax after using it non-stop for a while! The shots below I took in late July and early September, and I haven’t really picked it up since. I think as my stockpile of filmContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.8”

CAMERA – Lomokino

CAMERA: Lomography Lomokino FILM: Kentmere 400 When the Lomokino was first announced I was excited, and I backed it on Kickstarter. When it arrived I tried it a few times, after which it sat on my shelf collecting dust for years. I found it to be difficult to handle, mostly because they then added aContinue reading “CAMERA – Lomokino”

TRIP – Ghent 2017

CAMERA: Olympus Trip 35, Holga 120CFN FILM: Fomapan 400, Kodak Portra 400 Ghent may not be high on everyone’s list of places to visit, but as someone who has studied art history I knew I wanted to visit it for a while. Like an art historian’s pilgrimage, I wanted to see the Ghent Altarpiece, paintedContinue reading “TRIP – Ghent 2017”

INSTAX 2017 no.7

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour There’s a film in one of my cameras waiting to be developed with photos I know will not come out very well. So I decided to go with my trusty Instax to re-take some photos so I wouldn’t be as disappointed on missingContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.7”

INSTAX 2017 no.6

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour Another weekend, another aimless wander. This time I was a bit more successful and took many more photos than expected. I wandered around the City of London, to revisit some places I had seen on my lunch breaks and just to see whatContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.6”

ARCHIVE – Baby’s first film camera

Throw your minds back to 2007, and how difficult it was to buy anything online in Australia. Now imagine that you are 16 and don’t have a credit card but you really want this weird plastic camera that sounds like it was named after a Swedish milkmaid. That was me, looking to get a HolgaContinue reading “ARCHIVE – Baby’s first film camera”

INSTAX 2017 no.5

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour On sunny weekends when I have nothing planned I force myself to go out and take photos, even if I don’t really feel inspired. Below are some that resulted from a very, very, VERY long walk through London. I got off the trainContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.5”

TRIPS – Brighton 2017

CAMERA: Holga 120 CFN, Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Kodak Portra 400, Instax Mini colour film Brighton was one of those places that people talked about all the time and is super easy to get to from London, yet it took me over 3.5 years of living here to actually get down there. IContinue reading “TRIPS – Brighton 2017”

PLACES – Kew Gardens

CAMERA: Holga 120 CFN, Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Kodak Portra 400, Instax Mini colour film Working for a museum in London has many perks, the best being reciprocal free entry to museums, galleries, and some other fantastic (and fantastically expensive to get into) places. If I ever find myself at a loss forContinue reading “PLACES – Kew Gardens”

INSTAX 2017 no.4

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour The Barbican Estate has slowly become one of my favourite places in London during the past 3 years I have lived here. At first I found it rather offensive to the eye and thought that because it was called an ‘estate’ meant itContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.4”

INSTAX 2017 no.3

CAMERA: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic FILM: Fuji Instax Mini colour Some weekends I go out with friends and others are spent alone, but I always try and go out to see something new or to revisit an old favourite. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a wonderful part of London that I willContinue reading “INSTAX 2017 no.3”