Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Collecting data...

This weekend we headed out for our final little photoshoot.
I wanted to try black and white film in my Lubitel 166+
It was cold and moody but so beautiful out in the forest.
Leaves falling all around us.

I'm collecting the film development today and I'm beyond excited.
Nervous too.  I'm hoping that the beautiful images I saw in my viewfinder, will translate onto film.

It's the first time I've used black and white film in this camera.

So I am holding my breath big time, this side of the world.

I also get my TrainTrack Chronicles back from development today.

It's an exciting day.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Film stock...

I am using my first black and white film stock this weekend... Sooo excited!
Can't wait to see what my Lubitel can do in black n white!

Stealing moments and making memories...


This day will be etched into my brain forever.  Not only do I have these precious images to hang onto.  But as my days are running out... the girls are going to be heading into the big wide world soon, to start their own lives.  I want to film them as much as possible... I want to create moments, make memories and have keepsakes of our precious sacred time together.

Like this crazy day... when the train came too close, the old man who loved my camera, the wave that drenched us... and the beautiful girls on this beautiful autumn afternoon that we all had off...

We made a perfect memory today... one I'll never forget.


I love my funky camera bag... filled to the brim with toys...
Can't wait to share all about my little gadgets.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Film shoot fun...

I love this capture so much - it totally captures the essence of her carefree spirit.

She's wonderful on film and when she's in front of the camera - she literally comes alive.

This is a digital snap of her but it's a glimpse of what we were doing with my film cameras... it was truly a beautiful afternoon.  The sun was out, the ocean, the tracks, the trains whizzing by and the two beautiful girls...

Made for beautiful images, beautiful lomography play and the best memories.

I'll remember this day for a long time.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Lomography sneak peak...

My film spool was developed this week and I'm once again blown away.
I can't wait to share more about what happened here... in class.
But I'm over the moon with these captures.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

A little photoshoot...

On Sunday I headed out for a little photoshoot.
To play with this sweet Lubitel 166+ and of course my grandfathers old Kodak Retina.
And of course a little Polaroid fun.

I was in heaven.
We went to an old abandoned graveyard.
At first Corks wouldn't be my model but then gave in and all I can say the shots I got of her were breathtaking.
I'm blown away how creatively playful this camera is.
Each time I use it - It literally astounds me every time.

I've busy putting my segment together and I'm getting so excited.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

To teach or not to teach...

Why now...  

I get asked to teach all the time and it's something I've always said a resounding {NO} to.  My introvertness, coupled with fear and shyness, has kept me saying "no" with ease...  I am always left feeling torn between feeling ungenerous/ungiving in sharing the things I've learnt and feeling like I really don't have anything new to share in the world of incredible online teachers already available to us.  Many I've learnt and grown from through the years and through their own levels of generosity.

Click on the image to sign up :-)

My heart is definitely not ungenerous and I would willingly share anything with anyone.  I'm trying to be brave and say yes to more things this year that are completely out of my comfort zones...

This being one of them.

So why did I say yes to contributing in Camera Craft - well, it had to do with a growing connection I've been having with Galia the past while and loving what she's about.  That together with discovering this incredibly cute little Lubitel 166 {Russian Camera} by accident and teaching myself how to use it and my fascination and love for Lomography and old film cameras (that I feel is once again a growing art form}.  I would love to share that with anyone who is willing to learn.   I am passionate about playing it forward and sharing what we know especially new delightful discoveries... it's part of community.  And I just love that.

I think if you are anything like me, the technical side of photography is a little daunting and overwhelming but I've discovered something in this cute little camera that I think can bring much joy with quite simple ease, which is completely available to all of us and that is beautifully share-worthy.

Well that and I guess even though I'm sharing something... at last.  I still kind of get to hide behind the camera.  I hope you will join me together with these incredibly creative ladies and learn much about something which is equally creative as it is beautiful.

I will be spending the month of May putting my segment together.
Playing with my cameras and going on photographic play dates.

Looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

Sunday, 1 May 2016


I'm so excited to share that I will be one of the Guest Contributors for the Camera Craft Collective class this year.  A photography class to help you express yourself more beautifully with your camera.  I'll be sharing and focusing my segment on Lomography and Film Photography.

I am completely in love with it and how it has taken me down a new avenue of creative play.  I'm captivated by the old world feel these camera's offer me and I'm excited and delighted to be sharing something I'm so in love with, with you.

Please click on the image or here to sign up and I hope you will come play along.