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