35mm stories - #6 London

23-06-2018 Canon A1 - Kodak Ektar 100

This right here is a special role for me. The first day I arrived in London I snapped some shots that I normally would never take. Spoke to random people, asked some nicely, and I got so much in return...

The thing is, I always had this social/communication barrier. Never really wanted to bother people or didnt dare to ask them. Something snapped in London and I started asking people if it was okay to photograph them. And the people here really surprised me with there kindness. And for some reason, people also started to randomly start talking to me.

Like Vlad, he owns The Old Diary, a small coffee shop on Conway Street. We had a nice chat, gave me some delicious coffee and I snapped some photos while they did their thing. Cruised around London, and like Barcelona, saw it in a total different perspective this time. Skipping all the touristy stuff and just explore.

Special shout out to Bayeux for developing and scanning my first roll while I'm still visiting the city. The quality if way better them I'm used to in the Netherlands. If you're in London and you need film developed, now you know where to go.

35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London
35mm stories - #6 London

Going viral... just a little

15-06-2018 Gopro Fusion

I wanted to have this camera for a while, and when I got assigned to a big video production for where I could use it, I ran to the store and bought it: the Gopro Fusion.

And what do you do when you have a new camera? Right, do some tryouts. The thing is: my first tryout was strapping it onto a quadcopter and fly it around in a local park. ShaggyFPV and ThomasFPV helped me out with some super sweet chasing action and the video was basically shot within an hour.

The stitching of all the footage took 1 night to render on my Macbook Pro, and also the editing (read: choosing the camera angles in post) took me about 2 nights. A "normal" edit would be done within an hour, so it's pretty intens.

Allthough I knew this could get some traction in the media because of the different angle, I wouldn't have thought it would be picked up this much attention. The famous Dutch video site Dumpert picked it up with a 134.943 views as I type this, VKMag, another big platform, also picked it up. Now it's going overseas and it got featured in a American show called "Right This Minute". Checkout the item below.

Strange and funny how things can go. You put hours and hours into shooting and editing a roadtrip to Barcelona, but a video that you've shot within an hour goes viral... Oh well, looking forward to the real production where I bought this camera for, it's gonna be epic! You'll just have to wait for the result untill mid-July.

35mm stories - #5 - A change in film

13-06-2018 Canon A1 - Kodak Ektar 100

I've been viewing tons of YT videos lately on analog photography (seriously, go check Negative Feedback, it's so good!). And since everyone was raving about Portra 400 and Ektar 100, I thought I would give it a try.

So I picked up 2 rolls of Ektar 100 and shot one full roll of film over the weekend. I wanted to make sure that the film I'm bringing along to my new roadtrip would do fine and wel... what a massive, massive difference in quality compared to the "cheap" C200.

The grain is just... gone. Not that surprising for 100ASA film, but still. Hardly any noise to see and even in photos that I took in a super dark underground party, hardly had any grain in them. I actually added some in post to give the photo some more character. But besided the grain, I really-really like the colors. It's not super poppy, but it also has some sort of de-saturated feel around them. I can't lay a finger on it, but truly love it!

Last but not least I tried to shoot some photos in areas I'm familier with, for some reason it's always harder to shoot something original in places where you lived. Also tried some over- and under exposing shots, which gave a nice faded look to them.

35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
35mm stories - #5 - A change in film
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