The retro look

by Helen Hooker February. 11, 2021 359 views

In the autumn I signed up for the Analogue Wonderbox film subscription service at Analogue Wonderland, my favourite shop for all things film related. With the various lockdowns it’s taken me a while to actually get out and shoot some of the films I’ve received but I’ve recently finished of a roll of Lomography Metropolis.

This film is a fairly new emulsion, designed to mimic the low saturation look of old 35mm film and not the sort of thing I’d usually buy. However, having someone else choose your films certainly adds to the spontaneity as it makes you look for opportunities which will suit the film you’re using.

Almost all of the photos I took with Metropolis were shot around our village during my lockdown walks, taken using my Olympus Trip 35. Not being able to visit fresh locations made me look for interest in the ordinary around me and I like the look of the images.

The next film I’m going to shoot is a mono film I’ve used before, called ‘Street Candy’ so I can see I’ll be seeking out rather different subject matter if I can!

11 February 2021

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Jim Hooker 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Dark, dank wintery scenes seem particularly suited to this film.  I love them

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Christine Bird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Fascinating, beautiful images. I had considered the wonder box, so it is really interesting seeing the results from one of the films.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Christine Bird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Christine. I'm horribly behind with shooting my Wonderbox films, but I've recently bought a Rollei 35S which gives me no excuse not to get out and experiment some more!

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Christine Bird Replied to Helen Hooker 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I had to Google the Rollei35s, ....what a lovely looking camera to add to your collection.  As always I will look forward to your blogs to see what images you capture with it 😊

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