Avenue in Gangneung

Gyodong Square Avenue, 2015
Gyodong Square Avenue, 2015

I’m not sure where Gyodong Square is but this avenue is named after it. This part of Gangneung is a new development and was built with wide avenues, large apartment complexes, and, on the smaller roads, absolutely no sidewalks or parking. I made this photograph from a pedestrian overpass. I used my Olympus Mju and probably Agfa Vista 400 film. Cheap and fast is what goes into that point and shoot camera.

Red, Blue, and Green

I’ve finished making photos on the iPhone for my exhibition in December and now that it’s all done I never want to use the iPhone for photography again.  It isn’t that the iPhone is terrible, it’s just that I feel I’ve done the project and now I want to move on and do something else.  For the past few months I’ve been eager to get back to my film cameras and now I can use them to my heart’s content.
I got some slide film back from the lab the other day and then got my favourites scanned and printed.  Then I cut up the film and mounted the good photos.
20141102-001It’s nice seeing slides on a lightbox.  But, you ask, why the devil would you go through the trouble of mounting slides when you can just store the film in a binder?  Having photos in individual mounts makes it easy to organise them for projects and collections, much as you would do with photos in Lightroom or other photo organising programs.
Here are two of the photos you can see on the lightbox above:

Apartments and river, Gangneung Contax 645, Fujifilm Velvia 50
Apartments and river, Gangneung
Contax 645, Fujifilm Velvia 50
Lighthouse and weeds, Gangneung Contax 645, 140/2.8 Zeiss Sonnar, Fujifilm Velvia 50
Lighthouse and weeds, Gangneung
Contax 645, 140/2.8 Zeiss Sonnar, Fujifilm Velvia 50

I’m hoping that most of the photos I post here in the future will be from film cameras.