For various reasons, I’ve changed from MovableType to WordPress. There’s bound to be a few things that are broken but hopefully everything will be better in the long runbzzwrt future. This is a picture from the past, obviously.
Yesterday was World Pinhole Day which started disastrously when my camera broke at the end of the first roll of film. Fortunately I managed to find a shop that sold Superglue on a Sunday and the repair held so I shot another 4 or 5 rolls. I then ran into Tom who said he first recognised me by the camera I was holding. He was on his way to buy some 5×4 so I suggested he continue the madness by joining me on a wander with some members from the Topica Streetphoto list. I’m not currently subscribed to that and this picture wasn’t taken with the pinhole.
I took part in a two-part workshop which involved building a light-operated machine which made sound and making an animation by scratching 16mm film. At the end, all the participants’ machines were triggered by the light from the film projector via all the film animations spliced together. So the machines formed the soundtrack for the film. All this in three hours.
Len Lye did scratch animation and kinetic art.
This was the last picture I took with my expensive medium format Bronica rangefinder before it broke. The film advance lever snapped inside. Pretty poor I thought. I’m going to attempt to fix it myself at some point.
Last weekend I went on an inspiring workshop run by Paul Trevor.
No pictures from the new camera because it turned out that the suspicious noise was an element of the lens loose inside, so I only had three rolls of very blurry pictures. It was dissapointingly difficult to open up the camera and of course, the lens was the hardest part to get to. I’ve glued the glass back into the mount and repositioned it in what I hope is the right place. I should be able to get the rest of it back together but this is turning into more of a project than I’d intended.