Satin sheen

Satin sheen

I needed to find something that was bright and colorful to test the film. The laundry basket turned out to be the best place to find vivid colors. This image was taken with a 1970s Pentax SP500 I got off eBay.

Taking photographs with a film camera again reminded me of the simple pleasures I had messing about with making images in a darkroom – it is a shame I have become so uninspired.

There is something a bit odd now about not wanting my photographs instantly. The anticipation of developing them or collecting hard copies from a processing store is now exciting. The instant gratification of a digital image is somehow disappointing. Which is bizarre because 30 years ago I dreamed of instant quality.

The top image was produced using a negative scanner and was taken in natural light.

Both images are my copyright