Tuesday, August 15, 2006

There's this guy I know....

....who really likes his traditional photography. Old school cameras with no fancy electronics, black & white film developed in the kitchen and printed in the back bedroom. Real photo's with a little bit of his soul in every one.

Problem is, recent months have seen a complete cessation of any form of silver halide exposure. Darkroom being turned into storage room whilst house stuff is being done and a shortage of chemicals for a while has really curtailed the artistic endeavours. To remedy this and after much soul-searching, matey has taken a drastic step and purchased himself a digital camera. Nothing fancy mind, it's pretty much fully manual with nothing in the way of bells & whistles but it has got him out & about snapping again.

He's trying to ignore the constant insults and abuse being hurled by his Jimmy Cricket but it's no good, the only way to placate the little bugger is to unpack the other cameras and start using them again. He still needs somewhere to develop and print though, so thoughts are turning to building a shed in the garden for a darkroom and turning the conservatory into some sort of studio that can also be used by his wife for her new jewellery hobby.

Much as he hates to admit it, turning (albeit in a small way) to the evil god digital seems to have fired him up again, creative juices have started flowing and the new camera has opened up imaginative possibilties that used to be too much effort.

To get an idea of what's going on in (ahem) his head at the moment check out the new photoblog here.