On Seas and Mountains.

This month I celebrate 2 years (officially) of shooting film. Early 2013 I took the plunge and asked my uncle if I might borrow his either Canon EOS10 (circa early 1990's) or Canon A1 (circa late 70's), I decided on the EOS10 mainly for it's similarities to modern digital SLRs. Shot a roll of Ilford BW and was hooked. Later in April purchased an A1 after deciding I was after a more vintage look. The A1 certainly provided such a look. A mechanical beast, with a solid steel encasement, it felt good to hold with some weight behind, yet being small and light enough to carry around.

Back in the olden days, when I shot digital.

The journey so far has produced some wonderful results, I have thoroughly enjoyed the move from digital to film. "Back in the olden days, when I shot digital." Enjoying shooting street, architecture, fine art. The technical and creative aspects, the journey or process being just as if not more so as important as the end result. Everything I do is art. 

Sea the Mountains? Good question. Born in Brisbane, then to Cairns for a year or so in the late 80s'/ early 90's, then back to Brisbane. In 1997 with my family I moved to the Sunshine Coast. Where I soon took up a love for the sea and soon after that mountain /climbing. Originally being afraid of heights, soon got over that facing it head on with indoor climbing prior to my pursuit of outdoor mountaineering / free-climbing. I love both the sea and mountains giving me a footstool to head in a much more personal direction. So that's how I came up with Sea the Mountains, very personal, a play on words.

So this just being the start of something wonderful, published, exhibited. Next? Travel (and lots of it). As you may (or not) I'm off to Europe in August. With only just recently gotten my port of pass, being my first time it's going to be significant.

  "Well I suppose you want the accessory kit?" Camera: 2x Canon A1 bodies (including 1x handmade leather camera strap by Chocolate Brownie Leather (Aussie made) highly recommended), Polaroid OneStep Color, Kodak Instamatic 233 Lenses (Canon A1- FD mount: Top to bottom - Sigma 28mm f/1.8, Vivitar Macro adaptor, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 70-210mm f/4.5 - f/6.3 (probably).

 

"Well I suppose you want the accessory kit?"

Camera: 2x Canon A1 bodies (including 1x handmade leather camera strap by Chocolate Brownie Leather (Aussie made) highly recommended), Polaroid OneStep Color, Kodak Instamatic 233

Lenses (Canon A1- FD mount: Top to bottom - Sigma 28mm f/1.8, Vivitar Macro adaptor, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 70-210mm f/4.5 - f/6.3 (probably).