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 much about it or care to find out, and there are certain elements of the camera functions that do not work, such as the light meter. It is so heavy I have actually only used it once, to save my neck/back from breaking under the strain it was on a day that I had a friend give me a lift in her car.

There is something funky going on with the lens, but I like the patina it gives to the images.

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©Jennifer Schussler

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.

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©Jennifer Schussler

TRIP – Bristol 2016

One of my best friends from Australia came to the UK last year but wasn’t visting London, so I took myself and my camera to spend a day with her in Bristol. The weather was awful (we literally had to jump a flood to get into a taxi at one point) but I’m glad I went to see an old friend and a new place.

Photos taken with my Olympus Trip 35 on Lomography 400 film.

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©Jennifer Schussler

TRIP – s’Hertogenbosch & Amsterdam 2016

In 2016 I took my first trip to the Netherlands to visit ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Amsterdam. My dad’s family is from Holland, so I had always wanted to visit the country, but an exhibition on the work of Heironymous Bosch was the main thing that made me book my tickets. I fell instantly in love with ‘s-Hertogenbosch, partly due to our lovely Airbnb host, but mostly because the city is full of history, interesting architecture and the lifestyle of the residents. We went in late winter, and there was a whole street full of restaurants and cafes with people sitting outside. It felt quiet but also had a lovely buzz about it.

We did very touristy things on this trip so I’m happy to have gotten them out of the way as I’d like to go back to the Netherlands, especially ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and just enjoy the Dutch culture for a little bit longer.

Photos taken with my Olympus Trip 35 on Lomography 400 & Kodak 400 films

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©Jennifer Schussler