Täby Pole Vaulting Gala 2021 on Täby Square, 3rd July 2021

While reading the website for the local newspaper I discovered that a pole vaulting competition was going to be held between the 2nd and 3rd July on Täby Square. I had already missed the main event where some of the pole vaulting elite competed so decided to attend the B-finals on Sunday the 3rd. I don’t usually photograph sports, as I have no interest in it, but saw it as an opportunity to try something I don’t normally do. Entrance to the event was free so I wouldn’t waste any money if I didn’t like it.

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Street photography: 8th June to 25th of June 2021

This roll took some time for me to finish as I had fallen into a creative rut and the places I usually frequent didn’t appeal to me at the time.  I tried to break it by taking the bus to Vaxholm but only managed one photograph that, in the end, didn’t turn out any good. When walking around I just felt watched and uneasy and it put a damper on my creativity. In the end I stayed in the areas I was familiar with and managed to finish the roll with what I was offered.

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Street photography: 28th May to 5th June 2021

Late last year I bought a 5-pack of Pro Image 100 to be used during the summer season. I had a gut feeling that Kodak would raise their prices so I decided to act early. In just a couple of weeks my hunch would be proven right and Kodak announced a price increase on their film stocks effective from 1st January 2021.

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The National Day protest, 6th June 2021

I found information that The Freedom Movement was going to arrange an unsanctioned demonstration in Stockholm on Swedens national day and decided that it would be a good opportunity to practice my protest photography skills. As I don’t have much experience with this I need to use every opportunity for practice I can get.

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I have finally made my first darkroom prints

Yesterday (Tuesday 02-02-2021) I finally made my first ever darkroom prints. After having gathered all the necessary equipment, and procrastinated for three months, I pulled myself together and assembled my makeshift darkroom in the bathroom and got to work.

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Accidental double exposures

So. I made a discovery and made some mistakes with a roll of expired film I shot. But for you to understand, I have to give you some background details.

In November 2020 I bought a Pentax ME from my local second hand store with an expired roll of Kodak TMax 400 still inside. Right before I discovered the film I had made two exposures in the store to see if the camera worked. So with the film counter only showing two pictures taken I thought I had gotten a free roll of unexposed film. According to the cardboard piece in the memo holder the film was put in the camera on January the 2nd, 2004.

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My first time developing found film

I have a fascination with found film and the mystery surrounding their previous owner. I have read about others who found old rolls of film in analogue cameras and developed them to find pictures of peoples and places from a different time and I hoped that one day I could do the same.

So I couldn’t contain my excitement when I found an old roll of Kodak Tri-X Pan in a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 I purchased from a local second hand store. Who could have owned this camera before me? Maybe a photojournalist from years gone by? Or maybe just an amateur photographer like myself. I don’t know how old this roll is and I haven’t been able to find any information either on the backing paper or on the internet.

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Book review of ‘Here, far away’

  • Book title: Aqui, tan lejos (Original title: Here, far away)
  • Author: Pentti Sammallahti
  • Translation: Remedios Diéguez Diéguez
  • Page count: 254
  • Release date: 2012
  • Publisher: Blume
  • ISBN: 978-84-9801-657-4

When starting with analog photography in 2019 I didn’t know much about anything. After getting a grasp on the basics I started visiting photographic exhibitions to study the works of others. One of those resonated with me in a way that is hard to explain. That exhibition was ‘Distant Lands’ by the finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti. When passing through the gift shop a photo book caught my eye. It was made by the same photographer whose images had just captured me a moment ago and after flipping through its pages I felt that I had to have it. Unfortunately the price was too high for me at the time, especially after some camera and lens purchases that I had made earlier. And so, with a heavy heart, I left without it.

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Commentary on my first zine: Memories of a pandemic

On the 22nd of June 2020 my first ever zine that I had made arrived at my door and with a mixture of nervousness and excitement I opened the parcel. Did everything pan out or I have just created a hot mess? I pulled out a copy and flipped through it. The zine turned out quite decent if I say so myself. The photographs, text and layout was as I had made them.

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