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I hope you are all rested and relaxed after summer holidays, cos I’m not 😀 . It was an extreme summer, but I managed to create pretty good photographs.
Oddly enough, I took only two cameras with me – Konica and SeaSea Marine. Both simple, old, 35mm.
What I envisioned and produced will be posted in the next few posts.
Recently I spotted Nikuku vintage frames and thought that they would be perfect with my photogravure photographs.
The Arts Weekend Kinsale is coming to an end. I had a photogravure demo and one of my paintings were in the Philip Gray’s gallery for the exhibition. All in all, I think it went pretty good and some happy ladies went home with a piece of finished photogravure print. I joined the event in the last minute but for the next time I’ll be better prepared (I hope).
I hate built in flash, but I wanted to try. This is a straight forward scan. The vignetting and the colour of a Kodak Ektar film is interesting. It is familiar with all those photos from the 80ties but in a way very much modern.
I bought cheaply two cameras Konica C35 EF and SeaSea Marine, with the idea to use them as my vacation cameras. Konica is small, practical, light, easy to put in a pocket, cheap, not to be bothered with the terrible financial loss if something goes wrong – drop, theft, etc. Sea&Sea Marine is a chunky yellow piece for underwater photography. It suppose to have working flash, but it’s not working. There is no light leakage and I submerged it 1 m deep, no water inside. They are both in a pretty good shape.
So, I put some Kodak colour film and here is what I’ve got.
Konica was used on a good days, which lasted surpassingly enough for Ireland, the whole week without a drizzle.
Sea&Sea Marine I used when was really grey, awful, rainy day. It is an underwater camera, but the effect that I’ve got on land is very unique.
I like both of them.
In a way those two different sets are close to realty. They represent Ireland with gorgeous blue sunny days and deep dark grey rainy days, with swimmers in a cold ocean water whether rain or shine.