Posts tagged lomography
Analgoue Love: Hong Kong
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We've been located in London for just over a year now and we ain't going to lie, we be missing Hong Kong. The crazy weather, the friends, the streets. We came across some old shots taken from our time living in the 852 with our analogue gear the other day and we'd thought we'd share.

Wanchai

Wanchai

Connaught Road, Sheung Wan

Connaught Road, Sheung Wan

Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

July 1st Handover Day Protest, Causeway Bay

July 1st Handover Day Protest, Causeway Bay

Mong MTR Station

Mong MTR Station

Mong Kok

Mong Kok

Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau

 

'Til we meet again.....xx

 

All photos by me on Pentax K1000, Diana, Holga and an old Nikon using mostly Lomo film.

Analogue Love
holga lomography camera
holga lomography camera

The sturdier brother to Diana is the subject of this instalment of Analogue Love. Holga, boxy and slightly more manly in appearance than the Diana is almost the same in function, with the exception of the built in flash - not all models come with flash. I'm not sure why I needed to have one of these bad boys ( I had an overwhelming to desire to own one) but I managed to score this one at a flea market here in HK. It was so much cheaper than the Lomo ones online and I even did some light bartering. Win, win. We haven't had quite so many adventures together but when I have taken it out with me recently I have been using Fujichrome Velvia 100F slide film (this will need to be cross processed when developed). This film is best in bright sunny environments which South East Asia provides nicely (and thankfully) I was lucky enough to travel to various spots to capture romantic toy camera moments. As ever light leaks and double exposures are happy accidents. As you will see from my initial snaps I had some trouble with the film advance, at first I was kinda annoyed at myself but really it adds another layer (literally) to what could possible be a boring photo.

Church near Sedona, Holga
Church near Sedona, Holga

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Hong Kong Roads Holga
Hong Kong Roads Holga
Transport in Seminyak Holga
Transport in Seminyak Holga

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Bohol Street Holga
Bohol Street Holga
Hong Kong Harbour Holga
Hong Kong Harbour Holga

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It really is a super easy to use and handle camera with results that always make me smile. I'm not sure I prefer to the Diana but it is a close call.

If you had to chose which wins Diana or Holga?

Happy Snapping!

xoxo

Analogue Love
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analoguelove1 It's a well known fact that I love film photography, so many things about it excite me. From taking the photos to the end results (especially the end results) I love the process. I am incredibly fortunate to have many a vintage and new film cameras and I thought I would share some of my images with these here.

First up is my favourite the Pentax K1000. It takes by far the best photos - i LOVE it. I have travelled to many places and captured countless images with this gem. I have used standard 35mm film which gives me gorgeous photos but I also love to shoot with the Lomo Redscale XR 50-200 which at the moment is out of stock - I do hope they make some more. This film is the best for sunny trips to the beach or desert as the colours are saturated and have a dreamier quality than regular film.

I don't shoot nearly as much as I'd like to, must try to change that. Here are some of my favourite images taken on my trusty Pentax.

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WWII Tunnels, Hong Kong 2014

 

vic & lily <3 angalogue

Happy Photo-taking!

xoxo

 

Travel Diary: Bali, Indonesia

The year of the Horse brought with it a trip to Bali. A trip with some of my nearest and dearest friends was always going to be a good one but everything about this trip excelled my expectations.

I was lucky enough to stay in 3 different locations across the 10 days we were there.

First up was Seminyak. This area was a mecca for local boutiques of both fashion and interiors and there was some yummy eats too. We spent most of our time here relaxing and get some serious tan (read sunburn), the beach was close to our villa and we were within walking distance to places like La Plancha. Bean bags are always a winner for sundowners.

Next we headed to Ubud for some time with nature. And there was plenty of it. The villa we rented backed onto to rice paddies which was home to every insect imaginable and some friendly frogs. While we were here we took a cooking class with the friendly husband and wife team at Paon Bali Cooking. A meal is far more satisfying when you cook it yourself...we ate ourselves into a coma.

We also decided to rent some bicycles here to ride into town, great idea at the time but with narrow roads, traffic and torrential rain it made for some interesting cycling. We did however get to see some really pretty shops, temples and passed a couple of aggressive looking monkeys too (there is a whole forest you can visit).

Our last destination was the island of Gili Trawangan a 2 hour boat journey from the main island. To say its worth it is an understatement. Paradise (with an Irish bar) awaits you when you arrive.

We stayed on the North side of the island a short and sometimes risky horse and cart ride away from the main drag.  There is no cars on the island but it is walkable and you can rent bicycles here too - make sure its from a place with maintained bikes, you don't want to be doing an emergency chain repair in the dark. (Not that, that happened to us, ahem). I loved it here, there was pretty nothing much to do except relax. Perfect getaway. I did stumble upon a cute vintage shop, Casa Vintage which had some pretty dresses and leather bags. They also sell online too.

If you ever make the trip to Gili T I highly recommend sitting up top deck on the boat but when they say you will get wet the are not joking. Make sure you have a waterproof bag with you...or someone downstairs to look after it. The gentle sea spray turns into face slapping waves, which provided us with many a laugh inbetween.

Take me back...xoxo

all photos by me using my Holga(perfect for sunshine beach holidays), Olympus XA2 and iPhone.

*Side note: our evenings in Ubud were spent playing some hilarious games of Charades. We girls know how to have fun.