Adventures with Film

A few weekends back, my partner and I decided to head to Crystal Palace Park. It was a lovely day out and I managed to catch many pokemon as well as sunburn! My partner took his film camera (film photography is a hobby of his) and I decided I would like to give it a go, so I too took one of his spare film cameras. I hadn’t shot onto film since the disposable cameras of my childhood. These are some of my favourite pictures. I hope you like them!

Once we finished taking them, we headed home and developed them ourselves as well. I am quite pleased. Considering this is my first ever time using a film SLR, I am quite proud of how they turned out!

Walworth Times Photography

Hello all. Just popping In to share with you a recent photography project I undertook. I was asked by a friend to photograph a community project she had been involved in.

It centered around the Walworth area of Elephant and Castle. It traveled through time to explore the story of Walworth and it’s residents, past present and even future. It was a collaborative project involving many different people from the community. Here are some of my favourite photographs which I took.

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The Tempest Photography

Back in June and July, I had the pleasure of working with the folks at Imagine That Theatre on their production of ‘The Tempest’ by Shakespeare. I got to photograph them! It was wonderful, the acting was superb, and I thuroughly enjoyed being part of it! Here I would just like to share with you some of my favourite shots!

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You can find further details about this wonderful theatre company on their facebook page – Imagine That Theatre

Finland Bound!

As you may already know, from the 14th to the 19th, I took a short holiday in Helsinki! And boy, what a holiday it was! The weather was perfect, and we got up to so much.

I have (had) a fear of flying and also a fear of uncertainty, so this was a biggy for me. Turns out I loved flying so much that I was clapping for joy when we got hit by lightning on the way back. And not having a set plan meant for some fun memories, the funnest of which was rummaging around in a Finnish flea market fr disgusting 80’s jumpers and 70’s blouses! We did a lot of exploring, and found some places we would perhaps have missed had we made lots of plans.

Here are just a few pics from our little adventure.

 

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Above is a photograph of a tiny chapel we found in the city center! The architecture was beautiful and it was so peaceful – a little sea of quiet in a noisy city!

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We stumbled across a quite bizarre tradition whilst exploring. along any water sources, you will find these funny little wooden structures. In Finland, during the summer, the Finns will drag their carpets down to the local “mattolaiturit” (Carpet Pier) and will wash them in the river/sea. They then hang them on these wooden racks and allow them to dry outside.

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The waterway that surrounds the peninsula.

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Touring through the tunnels used by the Finnish, Swedish and Russian military during their respective occupations of the island of Suomenlinna, which is now a UNESCO world heritage sight.

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Some artsy photographs I took in the Helsinki Design Museum.

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One of my favorite chairs ever! Seriously, I got really excited when I saw this chair. When I was in my second year at secondary school (Age 13), we studied the Memphis design movement. We were briefed that we should create a clock inspired by the Memphis design movement, and this chair and its shapes and colour schemes were my main inspiration. I still have that clock.

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This is the living area of the flat we stayed in. It was owned by a wonderfully artistic chap called Jori! It really was a lovely unique place to stay, full of interesting art and interior design. Very inspirational!

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Some interesting buildings on the island of Seurasaari – which is home to an open air museum of Finnish living, with a large collection of traditional buildings from Finlands past.

IMG_5188_edited IMG_5214Landscapes from our little evening exploration. We found the Finnish equivalent of Daytona Beach, but because it was only 5 degrees it was completely empty!

 

OMG! WINNING!

Hi Guys! Some fabulous news! Remember I told you about my pom pom based film? Well, I submitted it, and today I have found out that I am one of the uk winners!

A little more info for you:

each European country has its own competition, to find the best video in their country. they award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. these winning films must then go on to the European finals.

At the moment, I do not know whether I came 1st, 2nd or 3rd, all I know is that my video is in the European final, competing against winners from 19 other countries. I will let you know when I know where I came.

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***REVISION – 8.12.14***

I can now confirm that I did, in fact, come first! which means a nice little £500 gift voucher for me! yay!

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Anyways, down to the nitty gritty! I need you to vote! The more votes I get the closer I get to winning the Europe wide part of the competition, so follow this link, watch my film (Little Grey Blooms) and vote vote vote! And if you would be so kind, share it with all of your friends!

http://a.pgtb.me/HZs2Xv?app_data=entry_id%3D76641178

Thanks!!!

Also please let me know what you thought! I would be ever so grateful for any feedback!

Cheers.

Beth