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BBF under the ‘Big Sticks’

It is completely inexcusable of course, but I haven’t had a chance to do anything much except fulfil work & family responsibilities lately, so my apologies for any lack of content here. I hope everyone has had a very safe & happy festive season and wish you all a incredible New Year! Here is a […]

web bridge figure

‘Sometimes We Yearn For The Dream’

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 […]

Fujica Single-8 P2 - good old fashioned movie camera.

Loving The BBF

This post shows a video which was edited from a digital transfer from some good old fashioned analogue 8mm film. Taken with a Fuji Single-8 movie camera; no sound, 16 frames per second, fixed focus, point and shoot – probably the movie camera equivalent of a ‘toy camera’ with wonderful artifacts, colour and retro look […]

A book of Andalusian poetry with cover photo by me!

February, Fires and Other Things

T he last few weeks have been extremely hot and dry with high winds, culminating in the worst bushfires Australia has seen in recorded history on Saturday the 7th (now being called “Black Saturday”) where the temperature reached over 46ยบ C and many fires broke out, involving vast swathes of the State and in some […]


Blackbird,fly – Loading Film

A fter a few enquiries and the fact that I have been meaning to put together and upload this for a while but just never got around to it, here is an otherwise boring (insomniacs if you need a cure look here) visual tutorial on how to load film into your BBF (blackbird,fly) camera, I […]


W ell, today is the first day of the last month of the calendar year. It’s been a busy year here at theplasticlens, with one exhibition, developing B&W film for the first time in donkey’s years and let’s not forget the arrival of the new blackbird,fly camera from Superheadz/Powershovel in Japan. In other exciting happenings […]

Three BBF's - available at the ICP, New York

A blackbird,fly in New York

T his post is for my readers in New York, New York (or near New York or planning on visiting New York) who might be interested in the blackbird,fly camera. I received an email from a nice person named Amy, who asked me to pop in a plug for the International Center of Photography Museum […]

Snap! Autumn cover

Snap! Magazine Images (Published in Japan Again)

I n Tokyo there lives a very generous man named Susuma Kohda, who also happens to be a very talented photographer. This morning an Australia Post vehicle delivered a package to my door. Inside were two magazines kindly sent to me by Susumu, one was the latest edition of Snap! where more of my images […]

WTCD Lillies - taken with the bbf

Argggh – and WTCD Photos

Keep mucking up with the database and WordPress. I think I’m getting there gradually, but it is a damn frustrating and laborious process. As an IT person I make a great ED nurse… I think a combination of shift work, family and managing a couple of websites has taxed my brain too much. After another […]

New Look & Stuff

Regular visitors to the plastic lens may have noticed some changes lately. It’s a long story, but basically the php script running the ‘front end’ (the photos part) was a bit naughty and became unmanageable once I reached a certain number of images, causing problems with the server, in some cases resulting in the site […]