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..and then the Russians turned up again.

Having moved house in July my cameras are sitting in a number of boxes in cupboards both to stop the house looking like a junk shop and to keep things out of the way of our now very mobile and inquisitive son.

We knew that a boy was always going to be much busier than Lola; but Cassius is totally full on; and all of the time.

So as he and I had a couple of hours to spend at home at the weekend and because I am conscious that I am not documenting his life like I did for Lola; I decided to load the Kiev 60 up with some Fuji Acros Neopan and shoot off a few rolls.

These were developed with TMax Developer and as it is in the mid 30’s here still, I used Ilford Stop rather than a water stop to ensure that the development didn’t go on too long as I use a very short 5:30 development time for Acros.

All the internal shots were at f2.8 and 1/60th exclusively to get the DOF I was looking for and the mood of being slightly under lit.

I’m also not being too precious about the frames and the inevitable overlap of the Kiev 60 – as part of the charm of this camera is the imperfections of the image. Over the few films I put through the camera I managed to get anywhere between 12 and 16 frames per film – even though they were all loaded identically – and in all cases the frames were touching or overlapping.

The next one is the Kiev 60 with an original rubber lens shade on the front of the Arsat 80/2.8 stubby lens I used for these shots.

And finally, this last one was taken in the square at Sai Kung in the morning with the kids off doing their own thing.

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Posted by simon on September 23, 2011

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