Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Photography Club at Monash University is something that I'm thinking of becoming a member of but I wonder how much of the members work is similar to these photographs I'm showcasing here. I've seen some wonderful effects taken when using multiple exposure shots combining landscape's with portraits as well as shots of floral fields and portraits. I've got the cameras with the capability and tools including film but the real question is, do I have the guts to take the proverbial leap of faith?

I love little tin toys and things made in miniature; while horrible plastic things are good too including My Little Pony figurines as well as Polly Pocket but I can't think that toys from the 1940s made of tin in exotic lands such as Japan are a whole lot better than the mass-produced junk that's coming off the factory lines these days.

From accumulating heaps of Lomography items I can also create such a vibrantly coloured photograph as this one above but in the instances I do want to photograph skylines of buildings I prefer to use a reliable SLR camera such as my Minolta of Canon AE1. It's just good to have a little peace of mind to see what it is I am photographing but still have the unpredictability of the film and lighting doing it's magic and creating a bit of a romantic vibe to the image.

I'd love to visit New York myself and luckily for me there is one of the sister university campuses located nearby, the stature of Liberty seems so romantic as well as iconic of freedom and I'd love to take a cheesy tourist photograph. It doesn't really matter what you look like when posing in one of these since it's a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity really.

Some of these hipster-like photographs have such a surreal quality about them, I mean honestly, who sits around in their garden having a shower using the garden house. Still though, with a body like that why not flaunt it off and show it off to the world. Makes me wish I was an apt photographer and also that there weren't any water restrictions in my country, darn drought.

I haven't yet mastered how to use my cable release or indeed, the timer functions of my analogue cameras but there's always that worry about the focus not being correct if you step into a pre-focused frame. But in the grand scheme of things, that doesn't really matter when using film photography since each frame captured is unique and wonderful.

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