Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top 10 Things I'm Scared Of

The real world scares me. My head is a utopia; it's all rainbows and butterflies and equality and love. Everything works out there the way you want it to. Everyone gets to pursue passions and interests and help out people. We have time for things that make us happy and the concept of money is non-existent. There's nothing to be scared of there.

But here, on Earth, there is a lot to be scared of. The world is unpredictable - people do stupid things that hurt others without thinking of the consequences and the way society is structured hurts everyone. Either you're judged and treated like a lesser person because of futile things such as your skin colour, sexuality, gender, age and appearance. Or you fit in for the most part, but have to do things you don't enjoy.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Disposable Diary #7

I finally got the film developed from a disposable camera I purchased in Sydney! I was so excited to get it back, and I still have another 2 cameras that I used in Sydney to get developed. I can't wait to see the other photos.

Monia and I at bowling before The 1975

Friday, August 05, 2016

First Shots with the Pentax Espio 738

A couple of months ago I was given a Pentax Espio 738 by a family friend. I was pretty excited to use it due to the self timer feature and the ease of use of the camera. It's been really fun to use and I enjoyed carrying it around with me - in fact it is still the only camera in my handbag.

Monday, August 01, 2016

July | One Second Every Day

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful July and are looking forward to August. This year is going way too fast but I am looking forward to the end of winter (not that we have experienced much cold weather).

Something major that happened this month for me was that I started making a book! I have been wanting to make something along the lines of The Erin Chronicles for awhile where I have a series of hardcover books from certain periods in my life. It's going to be words, photos and memories for me to have and to look back on in 50 years which I am really excited about. I'm going to be printing them with Blurb and the first one I have been working on is the ages of 20 - 24. I'm turning 25 in January so I'm hoping to have it finished by at least two weeks before my birthday so I hopefully receive it around my 25th birthday. It's already 200 pages which blows my mind. I'm aiming for 300-350 pages.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson

A few months ago I was browsing Amazon when I stumbled across the Linestrider Tarot. I was immediately struck by the bright white aesthetic and the seemingly simple images and knew I had to get it.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lubitel 166 Universal

Back in 2014 I purchased my first medium format camera - a Lubitel Universal. It was about $60 on eBay and for some reason I was really nervous to use it because I was not confident in my ability to focus or to set the correct settings for each shot. Surprisingly, the results were so much better than I had anticipated! I love when that happens because sometimes you are completely disappointed by a roll - even though the shots I took weren't very interesting, I am now confident enough to take the camera out and to use it in various other settings and hopefully capture some fun shots.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Throwback to the 80's: Super 8

A year ago (almost to the day), I discovered a tape of Super 8mm film. It was addressed to my grandmother and had been hidden in a memory box of all of my dad's old things. I was so excited to find it because I have always loved the warmth and nostalgia of Super 8 film.

I highly recommend getting any old film or VHS tapes transferred - although this held up pretty well seeing as it was from 40 years ago, film won't last forever and it's great to have a back up of your previous family memories.

The type of film this was shot on was Agfa Chrome Super 8. ♥