film

100 strangers

newly weds  

newly weds 

Finally! Waited an eternity for film to arrive from Japan after being delayed by the earthquake. I hope the wait was worth it!

I met this picture perfect Japanese couple while walking with my son in Ohouri Kouen, Fukuoka, Japan. They were having their photos taken by a photographer and even though I felt bad for getting in his way, I couldn't go past without asking if I could take a photo. It's been a long time since taking it but I hope they check it out!

Day 210

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Day 200

End of an era

End of an era

I struggled to find the right photo for my 200th blog post and lost a day or two in feeling most of the photos I had taken were not epic enough. However, this is a photo of something which will soon be resigned to the past. For many people, Polaroids are a complete mystery, to some hipsters and photo enthusiasts they are still something that doesn't have a digital equivalent. It's the photographic equivalent of an LP. The thing is, the slip of paper in the packs that I bought say that Fuji won't be making any more. They might make some small versions still for instant cameras but this was the last model in production that was used by professionals and Polaroid lovers still. I'm going to try not to waste the last few packs I have.

Day 80

Biggest rake ever! (Mamiya 645, Provia 100)

Biggest rake ever! (Mamiya 645, Provia 100)

Hard work 

Hard work 

Done for the day

Done for the day

I met this temple gardener and couldn't believe how hard he worked to make the temple look nice every day. The way into the temple must be 100 metres of gravel which he sweeps several times a day to make sure it looks clean and tidy. He was a friendly guy, enjoyed his job and meeting people from all countries and religions. I don't know how he managed to keep calm after seeing people walking on his freshly raked gravel every day; must be something about Buddhist philosophy. I tried my best to walk on the edge and not leave too much of a mess anyway!