Friday, June 25, 2010

central park, nyc

here are some shots from central park in new york, all done with lubitel 166b. they were all shot on fuji velvia 100 slide film, and cross processed. because of the cross-processing, my scanner didn't "understand" the colors in two of them, so that's why they're in monochrome. the exposure on all three is f/16 aperture and 1/125 shutter.


Monday, June 21, 2010

multiple exposures, NYC

i picked up another two rolls from development yesterday, with pictures from new york. this time they were shot with lomo diana on ILFORD HP5 b&w film (iso 400), and the result was quite good! one of my favorites is this double (tripple??) exposure which I can't remember taking at all. i really have no idea how I did it, but really love the results. which is one of the best things about lomo shots ;)


Friday, June 18, 2010

manhattan in flipped, double exposures

when arriving back to manhattan on the short ride with the manhattan ferry, I took this picture with the lomo diana. i first covered the bottom half of the lens with my credit card, and took one exposure. then i covered the top part, turned the camera upside-down, and did another exposure. I am really happy with how it turned out.

luckily I gave it two tries, because when developing the film, I realized I had messed up one of them. under you gan see how the "unsuccessful" one turned out (the picture itself is not that bad i think. it works well as a panorama-shot).

i actually came up with the idea for this technique when i was shooting in vigeland sculpture park. however, when i tried to do it there, i messed it up in the way that i was covering the bottom half of the lens in both exposures. here it's how it turned out:


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

brooklyn bridge, NYC

after 10 amazing days in new york city, i'm back in amsterdam. i came back with a total of 9,5 rolls of 120 film, with 7,5 of them on positive 100 film and 2 on b&w 400 film. since i've never done it before, i decided to get the positive films cross-processed. cross processing is when positive/slide-film is developed in chemicals meant for negative films. this is a popular process with lomo photos, as the result is often vivid and crazy colors. another advantage, at least at the photolab I use, is that when using C-41 (negative) chemicals, the development only takes one hour, as opposed to 4-5 days with normal positive. however, the results are a bit mixed. one of the reasons is that my scanner doesn't understand what is going on. some of the photos turned out really cool, while others were just monochrome read, and I had to turn them into b&w.

anyways, here are two shots from brooklyn bridge, new york. both are shot with the Lubitel 166B, with f/22 and 1/60 sec.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

train station, oslo

i'm still in new york, so i'm just uploading this old picture i took when i was home in norway. it's from nationaltheateret train station, and it's taken on an expired roll of Fuji RDP positive film. so far, i've shot 6-7 rolls of 120 in new york, so in a week's time, i'll have a lot to upload :D


Monday, June 7, 2010

vigeland sculpture park, oslo

when I was home in oslo last time, I took the trip down to vigeland sculpture park, or frognerparken, as we norwegians call it. the park, which is situated in the middle of oslo, covers over 320 000 m2 (80 acres), and features 212 different sculptures, all created by gustav vigeland. one of the most famous sculptures, the monolith (first picture), is over 14 metres high, and is comprised by 121 human figures. it took 14 years to carve the sculpture out of granite, and when it was first shown to the public in 1944, 180 000 people showed up to see the figure.

all these shots were taken with diana f+ on a Kodak Portra 400 BW roll.

also, after buying a holga 120 on ebay for a friend of mine, he has started to post his pictures in a blog. check it out here


Thursday, June 3, 2010

studying in the library

i got really bored while studying for my last exam in the Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam, so i started playing with my lubitel. took this picture of my friend hugo, who was studying for the same exam. i really love how the picture turned out, with the exposure and the focus. the lighting is semi-bright in the library, so i used f/5.6 and 1/30 shutter, and it was shot on ISO 100 film. thus, five stops up from "Sunny 16". i think the soft focus and light really represents the atmosphere when studying in that library.