Filed under: photography | Tags: black and white, cockatoo island, ilford, lomo, photography, super sampler
After shooting two rolls of film my lomo super sampler died, it uses a rip cord to advance the film and it would no longer retract into the camera body. Lomo’s lovely customer service however have sent me a replacement, pictured above. Below are photos from the last roll I shot on my first lomo. Taken with no viewfinder, no controls and a camera that could barely advance the film, to say I am pleased with the results would only scratch the surface. Repetition has always appealed to me, the minute variations across a printed edition or the series of stills that make a film so these are perfectly attuned to my sensibilities. I do hope this second camera lasts longer and produces equally good shots.
I have another new camera in my bag, a fuji instax 210 and I love it. It is an instant camera like a polaroid but with a wider aspect ratio. I took it for a test run on Cockatoo Island and am very pleased with the results. My scanner is not brilliant and a lot of the glossy depth of the image surface is lost in these scans.
My work Ultamarinus (beyond the sea) is currently on exhibition as part of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize.