Notes on the week: 5 April 2024

April 05, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

It's been a funny sort of week. Those who read last week's notes will be pleased to hear I did indeed make it to the pub. I had a lovely Easter weekend with family, have accumulated a pleasing amount of chocolate and we tired ourselves out building a rather larger than anticipated shed/summerhouse.

 

Photograph of a glass jar filled with forsythia, with yellow flowers. It is on a grey table and behind you can just see a brown fence with some foliage on it, out of focus.JayneLloyd_240330_untitled_1144
Photograph of a painted white wall with an old-fashioned white lantern on the wall to the left, with a warm lightbulb on. The lantern is tilted to the right and a long shadow from it extends to the right. At the bottom right are handwritten letters partially rubbed out, 'Kevin... a cu...Wonky outside the pubPhotograph of a painted white wall with an old-fashioned white lantern on the wall to the left, with a warm lightbulb on. The lantern is tilted to the right and a long shadow from it extends to the right. At the bottom right are handwritten letters partially rubbed out, 'Kevin... a cu...

Photograph of a homemade orange cake, two layers of sponge sandwiched and topped with buttercream, decorated with orange mini eggs around the edge, on a white china plate in front of a dark grey background.JayneLloyd_240331_Easter_8151
Photograph of a cut blossom branches in a vase, with blue and floral egg decorations hanging from them with ribbons. The vase is on a pink and red floral tablecloth, with part of a wooden chair behind and light grey wall.JayneLloyd_240331_Easter_8160Photograph of a cut blossom branches in a vase, with blue and floral egg decorations hanging from them with ribbons. The vase is on a pink and red floral tablecloth, with part of a wooden chair behind and light grey wall.

I sent some films off to be processed last week and I had the scans back from Take It Easy Lab yesterday (that link should get you 20% off your first order with them if you'd like to try them). The photos were all taken on a Lomography Simple Use Reloadable Camera that I bought last summer. I love disposable cameras, they're so small to carry about and I really love having physical prints, but I don't like that the whole camera is disposed of, so this seemed ideal. 

The first roll of film, the one that was preloaded with Lomo's own film, came out beautifully, and I've got some lovely pictures from our trip to Billund in Denmark as well as nice sunny shots when I was generally out and about. After that though, the other rolls haven't come out so well. It could be that they were mostly expired film, but they all seem to be totally under-exposed, and later on have camera shake. Now the shutter button itself shifted, so I had to just hold the camera ready and wind it on to take a photo, so something's not right. I bought mine from Speed Graphic, which has since been taken over and the new company has not replied to my email. Had I bought it from Lomo themselves I'd have had more help, they replied to my email even though I hadn't bought it from them.

If you have a small film camera you recommend that's like a disposable but is reusable please let me know, I'd love to give another a go.

Photograph looking up at two hollyhocks with peach flowers, with blue sky with small clouds above it and a bit of wooden fence visible to the right of the frame.189752180004Photograph looking up at two hollyhocks with peach flowers, with blue sky with small clouds above it and a bit of wooden fence visible to the right of the frame.
Photograph of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark - a white building in the shape of Lego bricks, with giant Lego bricks in front, with people playing on them.189752180007Photograph of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark - a white building in the shape of Lego bricks, with giant Lego bricks in front, with people playing on them.
Photograph looking up at a very thin Danish flay flying on a white flagpole, against a blue sky.189752180008Photograph looking up at a very thin Danish flay flying on a white flagpole, against a blue sky.
Photograph of wildflowers with blue and cloudy sky behind.189752180015Photograph of wildflowers with blue and cloudy sky behind.

This makes me think of the cover art by David Carson for one of my favourite albums, The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails.

 

P.S. Whilst looking up the link for Take It Easy Lab I discovered their Disposable Directory - what a joy!

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 


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