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2013-03-04 :: admin // Miscellaneous
Back in business

Today I finally replaced the Nikon Coolscan 5000 that I sold last October, with… a Nikon Coolscan 5000. I was planning to get the Plustek Opticfilm 120, but it’s seems to be endlessly delayed and the ones that have shipped out have focusing problems and make weird noises. Turning them upside-down seems to fix the […]

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Apple don’t seem to make any computers that make sense to me any more, so I built my own, for about a quarter of the price of a similarly specced Mac. Bye .

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2012-03-25 :: admin // Miscellaneous
Grandpa’s last roll

We processed my grandpa’s last roll of film this week (he died two years ago) and I just made scans… This is the last picture he took:

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Given all the tedious film vs. digital debating I’ve heard over the years, most of which entirely misses the point that there should, ideally, be a creative process going on here, whatever your chosen medium, nothing has made me think the end is nigh more than looking at Kodak’s share price: No more Tri-X when […]

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They made us watch this at school when I was definitely no more than six, probably five. From the BBC, “…a Look and Read series about an alien boy called Peep-Peep who some kids help save from a Terminator-style stalker.” “I’ve had a lot of e-mails from traumatised former viewers…”

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2011-10-28 :: admin // Miscellaneous
Lacking prerequisites

What do you do when you can’t scan your negatives because your scanner is 6,000 miles away? Shoot digital? That would be smart. Instead I’m mostly wandering around with an old Hasselblad and rearranging my website:

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I just about got semi-settled after another trans-Atlantic migration, settled enough to contemplate dealing with this lot, when life changed its mind and sent me packing again. In a month I’ll be heading back to LA where I shall develop these films and unpack the scanners. Sometimes I really wish shooting digital wasn’t such a […]

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2011-04-18 :: admin // Miscellaneous
Goodbye

My cat died whilst I was in London. Here are the last few pictures I took before I left. She used to like to sleep on the modem/router because it was warm. This is where she was the last time I saw her.

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2010-11-29 :: admin // Miscellaneous
Frank’s Cafe, N11

Egg, bacon, sausage, two toasts, cup of tea, £3.95. I hadn’t been to this place for about 11 years. Still good.

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I just did a 30 mile round trip to get bagels. These are from Brooklyn Bagel Bakery. Still not quite up to NYC standards, but not bad considering the state of the alternatives here.

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