Monday, 7 October 2013

Fresh start

Recently I have been all about fresh starts. Admittedly, I haven't yet started my fresh start, but things are beginning to move forward.

Photo: White flower on a black backgroundPerhaps now is a good time to start moving my photography forward, to start again with some things, leave some things behind and look to a snap happy future. I have sadly fallen out of love with my DSLR camera, I find it easier and simpler to take a photo on my phone, either upload it straight to a chat conversation and Facebook, or put it through Instagram for the world to have an opinion on.

I found this photo on the National Geographic website apparently this photo was taken on a phone camera. This sounds like a good challenge to me! I have loads of photos of flowers on my camera, but are any of this quality? I am not too sure!

I think though, that I may have found something to get a little excited about. After hearing a talk from a chap at the Ashmolean about lomography, I decided that a sprocket rocket might be the way forward, but one of the issues with this is where could I get the film developed. That would understand that I wanted everything developed even the stuff that was printed over the sprocket holes? With high street photography stores rapidly disappearing, it leaves me a little stuck. Whilst pondering this dilemma I came across a concept that I had read about on the BBC news website, being able to build your own camera. Ok, so I know that people can (if they know what they are doing) build pin hole cameras, but this concept for me went a step further. When researching the sprocket rocket I came across the Konstruktor, and the different parts of the Konstruktor. That was it, order placed. One lomo camera on its way to me, in pieces, for me to stress over, meet up with friends over and find a film for.

This is my photography fresh start!