Oh, forget it if you don’t get it. I am not one for telling jokes. 😂
Anyways, I took more pictures on my second Kodak ColorPlus 200 film soon after I finished the first one. Click here if you missed my post on the first roll of film.
It literally took me most of February to finish shooting with it. My kids and the weather played a big part in it, unlike the first film which took me two months.
I won’t bore you loads of words this time, as I am not feeling very well this week. I just wanted to keep the weekly post consistency in this blog going.
Photographs were taken between 01/02/2017 and 21/02/2017 with a Canon AE-1 using Kodak ColorPlus 200 film. The film was processed on 22/02/2017. Digitally scanned using the Epson Perfection V750 Pro on 01/03/2017. Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Last year, I bought a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. My intention was to get kids at my son’s school excited about photography during the Winter Fair, but that was a bust 😔.
I guess, I was just too excited and I failed to do my photobooth homework well.
With more practice, I will definitely be back.
Fast forward to May, 2016, having not used the camera for a while due to other commitments, I decided I would actually make use of my Instax camera, but I needed a challenge. Shooting using film, instant or otherwise, in this day and age of digital photography is not cheap. Anyway, I dusted off my cool blue Instax Mini 8 camera, bought my film from Amazon UK and came up with an idea to shoot using the film.
The Kenya Sevens team were going to be in town for London 7s and I thought I would do my own version of the squad profiles using the camera. And this was the result…
There was a lot of buzz from this image on my Instagram and I knew I was on to something. Even Fujifilm UK reposted my image on their feed.
I actually even used the camera to collect signed prints from a few people during London 7s which I will be posting on my Instagram feed in due course. One of which I kept from the Kenya 7s team – Collins Injera – as he became the ‘All Time Try Scorer’ of all time in the Sevens World Series.
What next? I have something planned for June using my Instax Mini 8 and I am so excited about it. My son even wants one now. So I may just upgrade to the Instax Mini 70 in Island Blue and gift the Mini 8 to him on his 6th birthday.
Sometimes I do wonder why I never print my images. After picking this print up from Metro Imaging a few weeks ago, to submit as part of my Practice Research for my Final Major Project, I was really pleased with the results. The feedback I got from my tutor was equally positive.
I am making this my mission to do a lot of printing this year. I find that images do have a certain feel of completion once printed.
More images from this series can be viewed in my website here
These are part of ‘test shoots’ for my FMP to do with Women in Sports which is still in working progress.
The final images will be exhibited in June as part of the University of Westminster Degree Show at Free Range.