Christmas. It looms upon us, with the inevitability of a massive wet kiss from a distant relative. Like a Christmas Pudding set on fire by someone too drunk to be left in charge of a lighter, it fills many of us with dread.
But friends, it needn’t be that way. At least not if you are a film photography devotee, or you know one. I’ve put together a list of things I’d really like to receive, and I’m sure loads of fellow filmies would too. Enjoy!
Continue reading Christmas gift ideas for the film photographer in your life
Is a massive wodge of money burning a hole in your pocket? Have you already bought five Leicas, three Billingham bags and all the Velvia you can store in your gold-plated mansion? Then, my friend: the replica Canon IV USB stick is for you.
Continue reading More money than sense? Then the Canon IV USB memory stick is for you!
If you’re getting a bit close to the Christmas wire, and still struggling to think of gifts for the gorgeous and talented photographer in your life, fear not. Most of the time, we can be appeased with offerings of film, whether expensive or cheap – it’s all good.
Continue reading Gifts for photographers that won’t break the bank
This post is a little different to the others, in that for once, I’m writing about a photographer and a write who I’ve been following for years. Not a new thing, not something I’ve just been shown, but a duo who have consistently put out perfect, touching images and words, for free, for all to enjoy. I’m referring to I Wrote This For You, a blog combining the simplest of elements, small poems (even though they don’t rhyme, maybe short prose is a better description?) and accompanying photos.
The photos were always beautiful. In a simple, uncluttered way, often abstract (building sections, reflections, or intimate details). The poems were equally as simple, and to the point. Often talking about love, loss, all those things that we forget a bit, when we’re disconnected from each other by computer screens.
The reason for my sudden post is that they’ve just released a collection of their joint work in a book, and as I can’t buy it in the UK (yet), I wanted to spread the love and hopefully encourage some other people to pick it up. You can get it from Amazon here. x
From the ever-cool Photojojo (our second favourite shop after The Usual Shutterspecs), the Darkroom in a box!
Only $50 (plus shipping) – the box itself forms a pinhole camera, and inside are 10 sheets of photo paper and everything you need for developing! A cute idea, maybe for someone wanting to take the jump from digital to film but unsure where to start?