Rolleiflex 3.5 + Lomography Lomo 800
This unconvincing smile seemed particularly incongruous in the middle of a Mui Wo village…
Rolleiflex 3.5 + Lomo 800
I had the chance of shooting a lent Rolleiflex TLR in early December in Mui Wo. I found it a painful experience, the lateral flip and the overhead focus did my head in. I was not happy about the resulting images for the most part, but a couple stood out. I don’t think it’s a camera for me, but I’m happy I could give it a try!
*Before his time*
Fuji GW690iii + Rollei RPX25
If you like bokeh as I do, shooting slow film seems like a no brainer. On a bright, sunny day, I walked around the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris to find subjects that would work well at shallow apertures. This is probably my favourite shot from that roll, it’s gentle and melancholy.
*Le Comte de St Germain*
Fuji GW690iii + JCH400
Le Comte de St Germain is the costumed alter-ego of @walk.paris. He roams around Paris in his costume, unearthing tidbits of knowledge and trivia about the city. He was kind enough to walk me through the passages, glass covered arcades designed in the XIXth century to ferry bourgeois customers towards the Palais Royal, the largest « shopping mall » of the time. He is seen here giving a big f*ck you to the house of Adolphe Thiers, aka the butcher of the commune, the president who ordered the massacres that ended the 1871 revolution in France. If you have any interest in Paris at all you could do worse than follow him on Facebook or Instagram!
*Marguerite de Bourgogne*
Fuji GW690iii + Ilford Delta 100
I have an ambitious project currently, which is to illustrate my upcoming role-playing game set in an urban-fantasy Paris with photographs. I’ve started shooting some of the specific characters, including this one, the ghost of Marguerite de Bourgogne, a very unhappy queen who spent most of her life imprisoned either at the Tour de Nesles (a tower by the Seine that no longer exists) or in a cloister. In the game, she’s a ghost of sad lovers. This is one of a series of images destined to be mordançaged once I’ve practiced that technique a bit.
Fuji GW690iii + Kodak Portra 400
The pandemic is obviously harder on some than on others. As I was watching these street acrobats on the Sai Kung waterfront I thought it must be particularly tough on them. I hope they have other revenue streams. I can’t imagine how tough it must be to breathe through masks when doing the kinds of high energy tumbles they were doing…
*Warmth over Quarry Bay*
Fuji GW690iii + Fuji Provia 100F
While a recent discovery, the trails around Braemar Hill have been a fixture of our last six months. The combination of wilderness with the dense city down below is quite unique, and gives you a vantage point on the city that is rather prettier than the city is on the ground. I’m thinking I should go back there at night to do long exposures, but in the meantime, this is a pretty cool view !
Fuji GW690iii + Fuji Provia 100
There’s something about the stairwells that you find on trails all around Hong Kong that I just love. Even if for the most part they are concrete stairs that shouldn’t blend in with their surroundings, I find that the creeping grass and vines make them blend anyway.