So I’ve been away from the blog world for a while now…and I don’t know if its the whole “new year” thing or the new little typing cove I’ve managed to make myself or the fact that my daughter now catches the bus to school and suddenly I’ve found a spare moment ? Either way I’ve been thinking about photography a lot recently, well more so than usual. I’m ready for my next photographic challenge although I’m just not sure what that’s going to be?
I have been quietly Instagramming away this whole time I might add (2074 images and counting) and yes some of you purists out there would say that an iPhone isn’t REALLY photography but to me its still expressing life through photography. There’s this whole bandwagon of people saying it’s bad for photography while others say it’s great, I think I’m the latter category, sure there’s WAY TOO MANY BANAL images of cats, food and “selfies” and sometimes I wonder if anyone actually HAS privacy anymore but it has been good also. Surely anything that exposes people to thinking about photography even in the slightest form is a good thing? I’m not saying I want to convert the world but its nice to see people connect to other parts of the world visually. Suddenly non arty types are wanting to share other’s images from around the world. I have certainly enjoyed my time on there thus far.
So anyway I’m in this weird stalemate ..I’m just not sure what sort of camera to use next. I have used Kodak Duaflex IV for the last jeeez 6 or so years and with the advent of things like Instagram well some of the fun has been taken out of “Through the Viewfinder” or “TTV” because so many iPhone apps can replicate the exact look. Okay once again YES I get it an iPhone just isn’t the same, its some how cheating almost but I can tell you with 2 small children always by my side I tend to reach for the iPhone and not the DSLR, the homemade light blocker, the tripod and the Kodak Duaflex!! Both produce dismal pixel count and really I guess what I REALLY want is a Phase One (oh to dream sigh) but for now its back to alternate photography processes.
- Copyright Jules Campbell 2014
My two favourite TTV cameras a Duaflex and an Argus 75 washed in action urban acid.
It’s still in thought process I guess, I love diana’s and there’s a new adaptor thing for dslr’s now..maybe I should give that a whirl ? (she says as she goes over to Lomogarphy.com.au ) Arh crap Canon adaptor currently ‘out of stock’ waaah ( in Australia that is) still plenty at Lomography.com
I’ve been oggling the 120 Holga pano camera all summer too ( Summer in Australia right now :-) Maybe that then?
When is Canon going to put out something exciting? I know the moment I decide to get the Mark 5d iii it will be replaced, maybe I should go to the dark side and see what Nikon has? … nah
Mmmm decisions….Oh no I have photography paralysis analysis maybe I’ll think some more before I make my decision ? Ahhhhhhhh ! Anyway some eye candy for you below..
Copyright Jules Campbell 2014
If you do “Through The Viewfinder”, try doing a self portrait, good golly miss molly it is hard work!!
Copyright Jules Campbell 2014
One of my absolute favourite places to photograph, Marrakai Northern Territory. A place so remote I often gave myself a little heart jump or two just at the thought of breaking down out there in blistering 38 Degree heat, no mobile (cell) reception and at least 100 kms from anything. No one around ever, so peaceful and eerie quiet but also filled with potential dangers such as crocodiles, snakes, the odd crazy buffalo and crazy arse pig hunters, oh and dingoes did I mention Dingoes?
Till next week x