Whoop, got my first rolls of film back from the shop and the shots don’t all suck! Last time I used a film camera I remember always being disappointed when the developers would only return a handful of shots, the rest being washouts. The past couple of days I’d been expecting the same to happen, every shot blurred beyond belief or badly exposed. Surprise, surprise it’s actually not half bad, especially for a first run where I was basically just rapid-fire clicking to burn through the rolls and see some results.
Here are a few of the better shots…
Chalkboard wall at the back of Forro Cafe, my home from home
Outside Forro, I'm always tempted to ride this thing...
This is why I love Forro. Where else has a tree growing from the ceiling, next to a wall of Post-It notes and an Escher-esque staircase ending nowhere?
Chinese homework and a glass of 學校生咖啡 - perfection...Ivy and Ponni hard at work behind my Friday Night Beer (tm)
Ivy and Ponni again
Bear after a long shift - this girl works too hard :-)
Bear and Asuka looking all spooky and double-exposed
Iced cappucino at my other favourite haunt, Match Cafe
Sarkis, one of my students. His name sounds like 'circus' and he acts like an animal. Funny that...Adrian hard at work in the teacher's room. I love how the colours make it look like a psychiatric institution. Very apt.
View from my rooftop at night
I just liked the text on the t-shirt :)
View down GongYi Road
The One Hotel, pretty much dead centre of town
Double exposure at CMP Block
This shot was only possible for a split second thanks to wind and a fidgety subject. Yay for lucky timing.
Kids outside CMP Block
Erm, I have no idea but I like it. Happy accident :) I'd happily use this as an album cover actually...
That’s all for now, more to come when I get them developed. There were 72 in this first batch and they all, bar one, came out well. These were just my favourites. Verdict? I really, really like this camera. Things are going to get expensive…