I met Sam the way I meet most people in Tunbridge Wells, through Twitter. Shortly thereafter, I met him in real life and immediately, I felt the currents of creativity running off him and asked him to contribute to TWV. He obliged. Enjoy his post, visit his website, take a look at his work, and follow him on Twitter, too.
I’d only known Kate for a few days before she propositioned me to take part in her Tuesday With Vous project. Her only stipulation was that it should be photographed on a “proper camera”. I, in turn, agreed on the condition I could shoot film. The result is that these photos come to you a week later than normal, as I couldn’t find anyone willing to offer me a one-hour photo service at 2 o’clock in the morning!
I took the photos on my lovely old Pentax MX, which was my constant companion through two years at college. I bought it second-hand from Redbox Cameras (called Adams Photographic at the time) ten years ago when I started college, and this particular camera is older than I am. One of the reasons I went with it is it is the same camera my Dad owns, so I was already familiar with how to use it. Olny after leaving college did I add to my collection of lenses with a 28mm (used in a few of the shots here) and others, but for more than two years, the f/1.4 50mm lens the camera came with fulfilled all my photographic needs.
Of late, though, I have had less time to use it, and with everything else I carry around I have taken to leaving it at home. It was lovely, then, to be “forced” to use it for Kate’s project, and I feel the urge to try to carry it with me again. As I had to use up all 36 exposures on the 800ASA roll of Fuji Superia, I ended up taking more than the stipulated one photo per hour. Some of these “outtakes” Kate has said she will share next week.
Tuesday, March 27th
Considered a few views from my bed for my first photo of TWV. Decided on this one…
Regardless of the fact it comes at a fairly predictable time of day, morning always seems to take me by surprise. This is my surprised face.
The e-mails that have come in overnight. Mostly newsletters and spam…
Two teas down. Moving onto coffee.
Was on the phone for about 20 minutes, discussing time lapse with a client. Missed midday as a result.
A brass statue of Vishnu who sits by my monitor. Four arms would be useful sometimes…
Still at the computer.
On the bus.
I find it useful to have people around when I’m writing, so coffee shops are a good place for me. I know, I’m such a cliché!
Hanging in Basil café with Scott.
I’ve always liked plants breaking out of man-made structures.
Lime and soda.
This was a half-second exposure. Impressed everyone stayed so still.
Kate. How meta!
Selfie on the way home.
Putting some stuff away in the gear-room. Masks from Scene 17 of “All About Town”.
Some light reading before bed.
Big fat furry cat-puss.
A major thank you to Sam for sharing his day with us & an equally major thank you to you, dear reader, for visiting. And remember, if you’re interested in contributing to Tuesday With Vous, you can find all the information here. xx