Apologies for a general lack of content and updates. Dealing with a busy work environment (thank you Swine Flu!) and family life has left me with less time and energy than I normally would have. I am still taking photos when I can, of course. Thanks to a contact on flickr who pointed me to a Wired article on the blackbird,fly with a brief chat with Powershovel’s Hideki Ohmori. You can read the article here: Why a Plastic Camera Pioneer Reinvented Lo-Fi Film Shooters. I like his reply when asked why he was obsessed with film, where he explains that we can appreciate the quirks of film more so now we have digital to compare it with and says “We do not always want a faithful representation of reality. Sometimes we yearn for a dream.”
In other news I was browsing a local “Opportunity Shop” the other day and spied an Olympus XA camera with flash in it’s original box for a modest amount.Sure, it isn’t a toy camera, but I do shoot with other film cameras from time to time and had heard some good things about this camera, so I made a note to go back there with some money, but my youngest chose that time to fall off the school playground equipment and fracture her radius. So off to the hospital we went. By the time we left the hospital the shop was shut, but thankfully the camera was still there the next morning. I will be taking the camera loaded with film out soon and report back with example photos. There is so much more I have to share with you good readers, but that will have to wait a few days as unfortunately, work beckons again!