Monochrome / 001

After almost two years found an old film and processed it. This series is some of those images. Not sure when they where shot exactly. It must have been during a past summer, probably a December since pretty much all the images was shot on the beach. 

Looks like the typical surf session followed by a couple of sun downers. Llandudno is one of my all time favorite beaches around Cape Town, awesome waves and it normally works on a South Easter and we have plenty of that during the summer months. The water temp however is something else, I have no idea how people swim with no wet suit. Imagine brain freeze, but all over.  

I really like the simplicity of the shot below. Might just have to make a little print for the house. 

The following shots where taken in Elands Bay, must have been the same summer as they where all on the same roll of film. Not sure. Another world class surfing destination. Also pretty cold water as it is located on the West Coast of South Africa in the Atlantic ocean. 

Finishing the roll with a cheeky night shot in the Elands Bay camp site. I guess you can say it's a moon rise, or something like that.

Camera Used / Halina-Viceroy Twinlens Reflex 120mm 

Film Used / Ilford Delta 400 ISO

Expired Film / 001

On a recent road trip I was given an old, expired and rusty film. I obviously loaded the film in my camera and hoped for the best. This series is some of my favorite images from that film. 

I love the weird spots and imperfections. I mean you won't shoot a paid job on it, but just for fun they came out pretty nice. Again most of the images shot in and around Cape Town. 

The image below of the pelicans in flight is one of my favorites, almost feels like you are under water, if you use a bit of imagination. 

I really had no expectations for this roll of film, when I got the film back from the lab it had bits of emulsion missing and they didn't even want to cut the roll for me as you couldn't see where one frame stops and the next one starts.  

The first couple of images on the roll was effected the most as they where on the outside and I guess closest to the rust, etc. The film was more than 10 years old when I got it and I am pretty sure it was not kept in a cool dry place. 

I would recommend all film addicts to at least once shoot an old and expired roll of film. I have shot a couple over the years and most of them came out perfectly fine, but then when you get that weird one it really sparks a bit of creativity and you know those images can never be copied even if you tried. Truly unique. 

The image below was the first shot of the roll, I have absolutely no idea what I photographed, it doesn't really matter as it anyway got replaced with some amazing and random textures. Maybe nature just wanted to take a shot on my film and this is what happened.   

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO ( Expired, rusted and more than 10 years old.)

24 Hours In Durban

This series is part two of my and Michael's little adventure to Johannesburg and Durban. Again didn't have much time to explore the cities, but here are some of the images I took whenever we got a chance.  

More images shot from the plane flying to Durban where the geography changes from mostly flat to more mountainous landscapes. 

I really enjoy shooting golden hour on the Fujifilm range, I find that the more magenta tones of the film works really well. For me at least. 

I love Durban, the smell of curry, the tropical climate, warm Indian ocean and just the fact that they have coconut palms everywhere you look. Even though I didn't take an image of any of those things.

Above is Michael grabbing a frame or two from a rooftop parking in what I presume is the older part of town.

Rushing the last couple of shots and of to the airport again. Again super lucky with a window seat and beautiful light outside. I am really happy with the image below, I guess this is pretty much what heaven looks like. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

24 Hours In Johannesburg

We recently took a small trip to Johannesburg. As always I had a film camera with me and shot a couple of images while traveling, etc. So this is pretty much what I saw in 24 hours. 

It's super nice to travel with someone like Michael (@michaelmichaelellis). Always keen to shoot some frames and explore a bit. 

Johannesburg and Pretoria changed so much since I last spent time there. It just feels like you're in a massive ants nest, People everywhere you look and so much happening all around you. I do prefer things a little less chaotic. 

Back at the airport for a beer or two and some editing and of to Durban to spend 24 hours there. 

Aaaagh window seat and flying with the sunset. What a treat. So as expected I almost shot a full role of film from plane. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

Cape Town, ZA / 002

These images where shot in and around Cape Town on those perfect, calm summer nights. The ones you dream of when it's raining sideways and you have more than one blanket on your bed.

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The days are longer and the whole of Cape Town comes alive and wants to spend as much time as possible outside. Soaking up all the vitamin D our bodies are deprived of over the last couple of months. 

Chilling with some friends watching the sunset and enjoying a sun downer or two after a good surf, really one of my favorite things to do. It makes you realize and appreciate the bautiful country and city we live in and so often take for granted. 

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Also really nice to know someone that knows someone that's got an airplane, it might be small but, it does the job. What an experience flying over the cape peninsula when the sun is setting and the sky turns all shades of orange and red. One little adventure I can reccomend to anyone visiting Cape Town. 

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The perfect end to the perfect day with a burger and a couple of beers at Lefty's. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 400 ISO

Two Stroke / 001

So this series of images is what happens when you go to watch friends play a gig in a under lit venue and you still have a 200 ISO film in your camera. I still kind of liked the images and wanted to share them.

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Two Stroke is a 3 member band from Cape Town, South Africa. Band Members consist of Ellenie Eloff on vocals and guitar, Louis Christie on bass and Marcel Christie playing the drums.

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Band Info

https://twostroke.bandcamp.com

https://www.instagram.com/twostroke.band/

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

Goodbye...

On the 19th of March this year we lost my grandmother. Born on November 6, 1936, she lived an amazing life and I felt I had to document her last days spent on earth. I chose to shoot the series on a grainy black and white film to bring out the mood we felt in hospital. It's never easy saying goodbye. 

We had quite a close bond and shared a mutual love for nature, animals and travel. She never had the opportunity to travel, but from a very young age showed me pictures in books and showed me documentaries on nature and wildlife. She is one of the reasons I want to travel and explore the world, spend time outdoors. She showed me what is important and that we should respect nature and all the living creatures on our planet. I owe my love of nature to my grandmother.  

This series of images was shot the last time I had the pleasure of being in the company of this amazing human being. The kindest and most caring person I could have asked for sharing my life with. 

The whole family came together, we knew it wasn't going to be long so we all said our goodbye's, trying to stay positive that things might still change and that we would have another couple of weeks maybe months, but that unfortunately wasn't the case. It wasn't the easiest series of images to take, but I felt I had to document the last days of such and amazing person.   

She left a hole in all of our hearts that can never be filled.

We will miss you dearly... 

Camera Used / Canon EOS3 35mm 

Film Used / Ilford Delta 3200 ISO

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