on fire

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After lots of idle talk I have finally made an effort and added some of my film stuff to my portfolio. Since I have been experimenting a lot, I’m still struggling to find the connecting dots. However, I think I’ve made some sense of it for now, even if only entitled ‘work in progress’. It’s also really a problem with street photography: Human behaviour is pretty random and so it’s difficult to make a coherent narrative out of it. I have some actual projects lined up though, so I will embark on less randomness soon I hope. Don’t get me wrong, I do love experiments and playing with new gear, film, developer, but it does get difficult when someone asks you “What are you working on at the moment”? Well, this and that, I suppose!

Even though all this exciting randomness might be doing my head in when I’m trying to work on my portfolio, still, let me tell you, I’m glad that I don’t live in my hometown anymore. How is that connected? Well, it always caused the most profound boredom in me and I have to say that shooting street there is really next to impossible. Whole stretches of the city are quite depopulated actually. No wonder then that I turn to urbex when I’m there, because it’s much easier to find abandoned buildings there than people. If I lived there then there I’d probably be shooting urbex all the time. Well, despite this, here a roll playing in the snow focusing on the few people that were out and about. Not much going on I have to say. Winter is the worst time for street photography, that’s for sure, and it’s even worse back in my hometown. And tomorrow? I guess more urbex! It’s the last set though, don’t worry.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
HP5+ stand-developed in Caffenol-CL, 60min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Nice cap …!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

My favourite shot of this batch. I have to say though that HP5+ doesn’t do snow so well. It looks somewhat dirty with that classic grain. Could it be that I found a use for T-grain? Well, no, since I’m actually trying to avoid snow. Brrrrr.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

This probably would even look black and white if it was shot on colour film!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

That’s dedication!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The Christmas tree.

 

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Snow can be fun at any age! Well, it’s too cold for my liking though. I’m more of a warm climate sort of person.

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