The Memoirs of Jim 'ung

Photography

El-Eh?

I took advantage of the nice weather (blue skies, like every day since I arrived) and spent the day on the beach at Santa Monica.  I rather enjoyed the sea air and that. Almost makes up for the fact that americans don’t get a 4 day weekend for easter :'(…

Matchbox Pinhole

So I built a matchbox pinhole camera using the instructions on www.matchboxpinhole.com. A pretty easy build, the instructions are straightforward and the design is very clever – the ‘clicker’ is genius and worked really well for me. I’ve been discussing with Robin what improvements to make on the next version…

Box Brownie Woes

This blog sometimes gets hits from weird places (the record being a tie between people looking for a speech bubble graphic, and when it got linked on the No Mutants Allowed Fallout fansite front page). It always surprises me when people find it when looking for vintage camera stuff, seeing…

Canvas.

For a while I’ve been thinking about getting some photos printed for my flat, although I’m anxious to avoid clichés. A while ago I came across a load of my Dads old photos from the 70’s (incidentally taken on the Mamiya Sekor 500TL I’ve lately inherited) – they are on…