Remembering Paris… Arc de Triomphe

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I really hope you’re enjoyed this years August Break and also this week remembering Paris, I would go back again tomorrow if I could.
See you in September :)

Location:Paris, France
Film: Kodak Porta VC 160
Camera: Yashica Samurai

Remembering Paris… Our first walk into Paris Part II

Oh man, this first roll can reduce me to tears, it was just so perfect, the weather, the location, the company…
You can see my first post of photos here.

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Location: Paris
Film: Kodak 200
Camera: Yashica Samurai

Remembering Paris… The Sacre Couer

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Location: Paris, France
Camera: Yashica Samurai
Film: Kodak Portra VC 160

Remembering Paris… in redscale

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Location: Paris
Camera: Superheadz Wide and Slim
Film: Lomography Redscale XR

Remembering Paris: Holga 135bc

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Location: Paris, France
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak Portra NC 160

Remembering Paris… The Eiffel Tower


Location: Paris, France
Camera: Yashica Samurai
Film: Kodak Portra NC 160

Remembering Paris…The Champs-Élysées



Location: Paris, France
Camera: Yashica Samurai
Film: Kodak Portra VC 160

Remembering Paris…

This time last year we were flying to Paris. In some ways I can’t believe it’s been a year already and in others I feel like past year has possibly felt like one of the longest of my life and more time has passed than it has.

After we first left Paris I missed it terribly and I’m amazed to find that even though I don’t miss it as much as I did initially, I still miss Paris even now. It was a perfect getaway for us and part of me is already dreaming of the next time that we can go (as well as everywhere else in Europe!). So,  I’ve decided to spend the rest of August Break celebrating Paris, I looked through all my photos on here and of the 634 that I took only 194 were on here. That needs rectifying I think… so here are some photos taken with my favourite film/camera combination.


I shared this quote about Paris before, but I think it really does suit it so well, so I’m sharing it again.

“Paris? No, not this city. It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything.
It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.”
Jerry Mulligan, An American in Paris

Location: Paris, France
Film: Ilford XP2
Camera: Diana Mini

Moody Scarborough…

Everytime we go to Scarborough it feels different, we’ve has sunny, cold, warm, pleasant etc… but I think moody describes these pretty well.


I’m still loving this film!

Location: Scarborough
Film: Lomography Tungsten 64
Camera: Refurb LC-A

Knaresborough Castle



Location: Knaresborough
Camera: Refurbished LC-A
Film: Lomography Xpro Chrome

Around where I live…


{I just love this green door}


As well as taking multiple exposures with the Double Dip, I wanted to see how the single exposure results looked too and overall I really like them, they remind me of the La Sardina camera with the fuzzy edges.

Camera: Double Dip
Film: Lomo CN 400
Location: Leeds

Populating my photos win


Location: Ilkley, Yorkshire
Camera: Superheadz Wide and Slim
Film: Fuji Superia 200

I like taking photos of dogs II


Can you see the little black pug? It was barking at a pushchair and it really made me laugh.
I want one.

Location: Knaresborough
Film: Lomography Xpro Chrome
Camera: Refurbished LC-A

Knaresborough Train Station


Such a cute station!

Location: Knaresborough
Camera: Refurbished LC-A
Film: Lomography Xpro Chrome

Scarborough Typography

I did a post in June about photos I’d taken with type in them around Harrogate and looking through my recent Scarborough photos I noticed the same thing happening again.


The last one is my favourite.

p.s. The photoswap closes in a week, click here to take part!

Location: Scarborough
Film: Lomography Tungsten 64
Camera: Refurb LC-A



Hehe, I couldn’t help myself, I’m tempted to frame it for him.

Location: Knaresborough
Film: Lomography Xpro Chrome
Camera: Refurb LC-A

Olympic Yarn Bombing


Possibly the coolest thing ever!

Location: Ilkley, Yorkshire
Film: Fuji Superia
Camera:  Superheadz Wide and Slim

That’s gold Jerry! Gold!


Location: Leeds
Camera: Superheads Wide and Slim
Film: Kodak Gold*

*Please excuse my indulgent post title, the film is Kodak Gold lol, thats the only tenuous link… still it made me chuckle.

12 for 2012 – Camera 5

As part of my ‘take more photos’ goal for this year – I decided that I wanted to use more of the cameras that I haven’t actually used before in my collection. I am a little behind on these but I’m catching up and as long as I get 12 cameras done by the end of the year I’ll be happy.

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I’m really very excited to be sharing this camera with you, it is the Double Dip by James Butler , a custom toy camera with an added multiple exposure switch – you can read more about the Double Dip here. I’d seen some results around the internet before I took any photos and I was fairly excited about taking this little silver baby out and I was not disappointed!

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How fun is this camera? I love double exposures, I usually try to take my holga or diana with me when I go somewhere new but I’ve never had a camera dedicated to just multiple exposures alone, I think this camera will be going with me to new places now too.

I decided to post this today as 5 more Double Dip cameras are going on sale tomorrow at 9.30am GMT and if you love these results as much as I do,
I don’t think you’ll want to miss out!

You can also follow James on Twitter for more immediate information tomorrow morning.

Camera: James Butler’s Double Dip
Film: Lomo CN 400
Location: Leeds.

Lomo lovers film swap… the second set. Part 3

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{You can only just see my layer on the one above but how amazing is this shot by Davide, I had to include it!}

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For the Lomolovers doubles swap I was partnered with Davide and I really couldn’t be any more thrilled with the results. The second film was Kodak Elitechrome 100 (which Davide cross processed) that I orginally exposed with my La Sardina and sent to Davide in Italy(!) which he then put through his LC-A+.
Hurray for film swaps!!
Film swap partner: Davide
Cameras: LC-A+ and La Sardina
Film: Kodak Elitechrome 100
Location: England and Italy(!)

Records and cameras…


{Or his and hers…}

Location: Leeds
Camera: Refurb LC-A
Film: Kodak Elitechrome

I like taking photos of dogs

Along the river

Location: Bolton Abben, Yorkshire
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak 200

Scarborough in Purple

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Location: Scarborough
Film: Lomography Tungsten 64
Camera: Refurbished LC-A

Looking up around Harrogate



Location: Harrogate
Camera: Refurb LC-A
Film: Kodak Portra NC 160

August Break 2012

It’s nearly August again… which seems crazy to me. But the exciting news is that August means Susannah’s August Break, and once again I am excited to be taking part.

Like last year, I’m going to use this month to catch up on some film photos that I haven’t shared on here before, my Flickr is at over 3,000 photos now, so I can imagine there are a lot on there that aren’t on this blog, I can’t wait!!

Read more about The August Break here on Susannah’s blog, I hope to see you there!

A few Diana Mini’s from Edinburgh…


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (March 2010)

Camera: Diana Mini

Film: Kodak ISO 200

Unshared Scarborough photos…


I ended up triple checking my blog to make sure these weren’t already on here as I couldn’t believe I hadn’t shared them before… I love Scarborough! Also everytime I look at photos from my yashica autofocus, it makes me wish I used it more…

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Camera: Yashica Autofocus

Film: Kodak ISO 200

Winter trees

Location: Leeds
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak ISO 200 (I think…)

Sunset at Kirkstall Abbey


Location: Kirstall Abbey, Leeds
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak ISO 200 (I think…)


Actiontracker on the beach…

I always thought this camera would be better for more exciting and involved scenes but it actually captures the beauty and quietness of the beach in these photos really well… I feel more relaxed just looking at these.


Location: Wells-Next-The-Sea, England

Camera: Action Tracker

Film: Lomography Colour Negative ISO 800

Bourton on the Water Part 2


Location: Venice of the Cotswolds – Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Camera: Yashica Samurai

Film: Kodak ISO 200

Bourton on the Water Part 1


Still one of my favourite places in England ever. Happy sigh.

Location: Venice of the Cotswolds – Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Camera: Yashica Samurai

Film: Kodak ISO 200

Forgotten Scarborough panaramic photos…

I always forget I have this fun little 35mm panorama camera


and I completely forgot that I took these photos too, oops.

Walking home…

Every day I walk the same way home from the bus stop. This one time I took my camera with me…


Location: Leeds, England
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Lomography Xpro Chrome

Daffodils in the sunshine

Location: Kirstall Abbey, Leeds
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak ISO 200 (I think…)


Words and Pictures…

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Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Lomography XPro Chrome

A few random holgas from Wales

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I can’t really believe it’s been nearly two years since we visited Wales and I took my little holga on its first holiday… we took 83 photos together in total!

Location: Beaumaris and Llanddwyn Island, Wales
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Kodak ISO 200

York City Walls…


Camera: Diana Mini
Film: Ilford XP2 4oo
Location: York, England.

Film burn…

Unexpected abstract art from my little Diana Mini :)

Some lovely yellow to brighten your day…


Camera: Diana mini
Film: Lomography colour negative ISO 400

Albert Dock, Liverpool


Location: Liverpool, England (March 2011)
Camera: Superheadz Wide and Slim Yellow Peace
Film: Kodak ISO 200

Harry Potter in Stratford… almost

Butter beer served in the…

The Creaky Cauldron, haha, I guess they couldn’t use Leaky…

and owl post.

I did some research after we were in Stratford and apparently the place these were taken isn’t really worth a visit (it seems odd to to me that there’s a Harry Potter place in Shakespeare country anyway…) however it did make me laugh so I took photos.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Camera: Yashica Samurai
Film: Lomography Colour Negative 400

York Shambles


Camera: Diana Mini
Film: Ilford XP2 4oo
Location: York, England.

More Yorkshire Sculpture Park…


But with my Diana Mini this time…

Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England
Camera: Diana Mini
Film: Lomography Colour Negative ISO 400

Let’s kick the August Break off with something exciting…

Crossprocessed film! I’ve always wanted to try it – but I was honestly a bit scared, it seemed so advanced for me but then I used some Lomography slide film in my borrowed LC-A in Manchester and I was sold - the colours, the contrasts, the extremes… I love it!Photo30_30Photo25_25Photo24_24
{note- I have no idea who they are, I just thought it looked good}


I’m in love with the colours and I couldn’t be more happier with these photos taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park last month. I’ve also really enjoyed taking my holga out more this year too. We’ve missed each other.

Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England
Camera: Holga 135bc
Film: Lomography XPro Chrome
(E-6 slide film developed with C-41 chemicals)

It’s nearly August already?!

Seriously… where has this year gone?
However, August is great because it means…

~ August Break!~
I loved taking part in Susannah’s August Break last year and this year I’m using it as an excuse to share photos from the last two years that I haven’t shared on here yet .. there were more than I expected, though I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised, my Flickr does have over 1,000 photos on there now and I’d say most of them are film.

~ Paris! ~
Thats right, the last week of August, Thomas and I are going to Paris, for a week and I’m taking at least 7 cameras and lots of film. I can not wait already!!

I’ll try and sneak in a what I’m packing post, like I did for Krakow… the outfits will be slightly different I feel and I have some amazing guest posters to keep my little blog company whilst we’re away, woo!

See you in August, it’s going to amazing, I can tell.
Have a great weekend!

We love afternoon tea!!




{We went to The Bowery in Headingley, it was delicious!
This was actually in June – I meant to post it then… oops!}

Photoswap update!

I’m so excited to announce there are currently 210 photos in the photoswap flickr group! How amazing is that? And we haven’t even made a dent into the photoswappers yet!

My current favourite is this photo Megaleak taken by Amanda and sent to Liana.

Do you have a favourite so far? I’d love to know!

In the garden!

I spy…

new hanging basket and pots put together by myself (eee!)
some solar lights
new (to us) garden tools
and… some very colourful socks

it was the weekend afterall…

I’m going to miss the view from our old bedroom window…

So today is the big move!

Have a great weekend!
{think of us whilst we lug heavy boxes!}

p.s. taken with my Deedee the Diana mini – she loves the sunshine!

p.p.s I put together a rather fun guest post for Carly, you’ll love it!

Oh my…

Brian takes pictures of cars…

little wet camera dog tail

Camera Head Illustrations by Angela Kohler

A few Diana mini’s around Headingley…

I love our garden!!

p.s. thats red wine in the beaker – we didn’t want to risk carrying any glasses over… classy!

The oddest looking SLR you’ll ever see!

{It’s a Yashica Samurai x.30 half frame camera! How cool is that?!
Thomas always finds the most amazing things in charity shops!}

Talking of cameras – I put together a camera inspired anti treasury for my amazing photoswap partner Lindsay - I’m mildy obsessed…

Have a great weekend!!
p.s. I also put together a guest post for the lovely Erin who is over here right now about Berlin, I’ve been busy for someone on a break!

The first photoswap pair are in!

And wow, are they stunning! I’ve been admiring them since I first saw them on the Flickr Group

These photos were taken by the lovely and talented Ana from Erban.

These photos were taken by her equally as lovely and talented partner Christine from A Work in Progress.

For the rest of their wonderful photos check out the photoswap flickr group
I’m currently working on getting the blog together… I can tell already that its going to look amazing!

I love the photoswap!

Which camera would you take to Paris?

I read an article that someone retweeted on Twitter the other day about how it’s not the camera that takes an amazing photo but the photographer and I thought it was quite fitting for this post.

Whilst I have all of these cameras (and I love them all), I wouldn’t be able to produce these myself and I love that each set shows the photographer’s individuality and flare in spite of the location and the cameras they have used…

Who really wants to go to Paris now? I do!
Such gorgeous photos!!

p.s. I would obviously take as many cameras as I could carry lol, Poland is going to be fun camera wise!

Random photos from a Saturday night out…

I’m easily amused after a couple of purple rain cocktails.

(I also manage to accidently set my phone camera to black and white…)

I need to use this camera more…

{all taken with my yashica autofocus in Bridlington}

Happy Weekend!
p.s. Is everyone enjoying the August Break so far? I kind of miss writing… and I haven’t caught up with anything blog wise (oops) but it has been fun.

When we move, I’ll miss ninja cat!

We nicknamed this cat ‘ninja cat’ because when he/she was a kitten it used to be really nervous and run away and climb things really fast.

A walk around Kirkstall Abbey in the sunshine…

I made some new friends on the way to work today…

A sneaky fuji taken by my cousin…

Note to self: Do not teach young children how to use a camera and then not hide said camera well enough when they come to visit… oops

We love Sunday’s on the beach!