Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand. Summer – Autumn 2020. Canon Demi, Ilford HP5 400.

It’s been a while since uploading. I can assure you that I will be focusing on exploring every square meter of Gisborne next year. I’d say that my composition has become more loose and ad-lib now that I’ve taken a little break from shooting. Could be a good thing.

One Camera Challenge: 2019, Vol. 1… Mostly… And the Cool Things about Half-frame Cameras.

Okay, so two rules have be broken in the first few volumes of this series:

The first roll was photographed back in December 2018

Some of the rolls are shot on Kentmere 400 instead of HP5 (I need to use it all up).

Apart from two rules being broken, the project is still on track and I enjoy the ease of not lugging around multiple lenses and cameras.

So three things about half-frames that you might find interesting:

  • You get double the mileage; a 24 exposure roll will actually take 48 photos.
  • Your perception of curation, scanning, printing and presentation changes with this medium.
  • The frames can inadvertently create diptychs & triptychs (and happy accidental narratives) .