dinosaur on the prowl

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Wow, what a week I had! Friday last week our wonderful Women Who Shoot Film exhibition opened at Feed Arts & Cultural Center in Kankakee, Illinois. One of the pictures from this blog post is actually included in the exhibition along with two other pictures of mine. The show was even featured in a newspaper article! I’m really grateful to have my work included among such wonderful photographers and I’m very grateful to S.R. Robinson – the curator of this wonderful exhibition – for giving me the opportunity to participate! You should really check out this interview over on She Shoots Film that discusses S.R. Robinson’s super interesting work and also talks a little about the show. Also, check out this awesome 360° photo of the exhibition! Isn’t that super cool?

This wasn’t the only awesome thing happening though! I also found out that some of my work will appear shortly in Monochrome Magazine from Australia, which you can pre-order over on their website. And yes, it’s pretty cool to have my work in a magazine coming all the way from the other side of the world!

Sounds like an awesome week, right? Well, wait, I’m not even halfway done yet! When I thought that this week couldn’t possibly get any better I finally got a package with ????? ?????? tape and a whole bunch of stamps all over it. My newest Eastern European baby came to join me – no, not a mail order baby but a super rad Horizon 202. This one is a quirky and fun panoramic camera that has already proven itself to be just as temperamental as its Soviet sisters Zorki 3C, Zorki 4K and Lubitel. Imagine, it already shredded an expensive roll of Delta 3200! We did have an awful lot of fun together on the day of its arrival though, up until a truly massive wave caught us on the coast promenade. Oops! It had to happen one day with the winter storms over here. And of course I decided to call this baby Horizontka after this rather salty baptism ceremony.

So, is your head spinning already from all this awesomeness? Hold on, it gets even better! When I got home – still dripping with sea water of course – I saw that an interview with me had appeared over on Emulsive! Well, that’s just too much, my friends! I definitely had lots of fun answering Em’s question and I’m really grateful for the opportunity! If you don’t know Emulsive already, it’s actually a really great website with articles and interviews all relating to film photography. Emulsive is also a big part of the really lovely twitter film community. So, check out the interview and all the other lovely things on the Emulsive website and on twitter.

Phew, I’m a little out of breath now, but there is still one more thing: We’ve refreshed our She Shoots Film website and you can now pre-order the first issue with the topic Self-Portrait via the website. And even better: Our lovely new magazine was featured on The Phoblographer this week too, yay!

Boy, I think I can now take a holiday for the rest of the year after all this stuff happened in one week! But then, what would be the fun in that? Also, I think I may be forgetting something, it was such a full week! I finished off another litre of C41 chemicals, developed the first few rolls from our Madrid trip in January, studied quite a bit of Russian and yesterday we went to see an animatronics dinosaur thing in a part of town where I hadn’t been so far. Ah right, I was forgetting the dinosaurs!

Speaking of dinosaurs – instead of taking a holiday I’ll just get on with sharing some pictures with you, this time from a short trip to La Plata during our stay in Argentina last year. We were a bit unlucky with the weather, but used the opportunity to see a really wonderful Natural History Museum – definitely a bit more highbrow than what we saw yesterday. In any case get ready for dinosaur and stuffed animal goodness!

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.1.

Starting with Kodak Farbwelt 400.

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View from the window of our holiday flat.

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Traditional elevator self portrait.

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Taking another while my husband is fighting with his camera. And boy is that lens big!

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Dog having fun.

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More fun!

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Comfortable!

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Not so comfortable.

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It was getting a tad dark for ISO 200.

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You’re using it wrong!

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Fur ball encounter.

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Dragon waiting to attack.

The next day it was raining a lot, so we decided to check out the local Natural History Museum. I love these kinds of places and this one was particularly beautiful. But see for yourself!

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I’ve seen another replica of this guy in Madrid recently.

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Scared of the evil monster?

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Definitely scared, oh yes!

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Such a beautiful place!

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And I sure love these old-fashioned displays.

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My absolute favourite! This guy is currently hanging in our Women Who Shoot Film exhibition in Illinois!

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Must be art.

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I love these display cases.

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Self-portrait with strange bird.

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Dad not interested.

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We stopped for a tea in the museum café.

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Proof that this was in Argentina, empanadas and medialunas! It’s killing me that I will never be able to try them!

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Then we had another look around.

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Haunted seal.

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These were huge! I couldn’t figure out whether they were actually ever that size. I surely hope not.

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It was dark, so I  was constantly at the f/1.1 limit. I think this lens is just the perfect choice for a place like this.

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Cruel displays as always.

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These horses were just leaning against the wall somewhere. Obviously they had run out of space and didn’t know where to put them.

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Love how this one turned out!

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Monkeys …

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I love the poses!

And well, I ran out of colour film! Luckily I found another roll of HP5+ hidden away somewhere in my bag.

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I would love to have a desk like that!

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He was so big, he didn’t fit into my frame …

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The building was really lovely and old.

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Another one of my favourites. Fingers and toes!

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Let’s put some children on display …

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Part of the anthropology section.

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Children are so good at posing these days!

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There is a dog in this picture.

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The Nokton can be such  a “dreamy” lens.

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Yay for old cars!

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Translation: Today the newspaper is lying.

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Awww, isn’t he cute?

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Inside a university building. Last one!

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