Sunday, April 18, 2010

Soft Focus

These photographs were taken with my Blackbird, Fly twin lens reflex toy camera. I love the unpredictability of this little camera. Focusing is oftentimes a guessing game, as is the exposure. Sometimes I end up with really disappointing results, but for the majority they're quirky and interesting.

I also enjoy the multiple exposure option and the fact that the colours can come out either vivid or very soft and neutral. I consider shooting with this camera the same way I view stretching before exercising. It loosens me up a bit, which I personally find liberating. The preciseness of shooting digitally or even with my 35mm pentax asahi can sometimes make me feel a little crazy.

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