Anyone who has been following my analogue story from the beginning will know that it only started a little under two years ago with a trip to South Africa and a medium format Lubitel 166+
For me this was my first for many things – medium format, deliberate double exposures, cross processing and putting 35mm film into a 120 camera.
These days I don’t tend to double expose anything – unless through stupidity – but I do still cross selective films and also still love to use medium format.
This Christmas and New Year we are returning to Cape Town for the first time in two years and so having sat in a box since the last trip, the Lubitel is coming out again to relive some of what it saw last time.
Unlike last time, I will have a light meter with me and will probably be quite selective about films used – but the thing I am looking forward to the most is the light in South Africa.
These are some of the pictures from last time and they are a little over exposed in some cases but they show just how clear and bright the light is.
Once again I am restricted with the cameras I can take as we have two children who take up most of the free hands we have and so it is going to be the Lubitel 166+ (it’s made of plastic and so it weights nothing) and one of the Nikon bodies with a couple of lenses.
Having just had a Portra 400 developed that has been in the Nikon FE for a few weeks with the 50/1.2 attached I am reminded once again what a great combination the lens and film are. These are a couple from the film and the colour and DOF options still amaze me.
As usual this is one of Cassius at the table with a face full chocolate cake. It seems that the majority of pictures I have of him are of a similar ilk, as unlike his sister, he always has a face full of food.