I was given my first camera aged roughly 8 or 9 years old. It was a Hanimex Auto Grip 110F which took those funny cartridge films. It was small and clunky but I felt so proud that it was all mine! Many of the pictures that I took subsequently, mostly of my cats and chickens, were blurry and at less than arty angles but I kept every one in an album which I still have to this day.
In my teens I moved on to my grandfather’s old Minolta and life became complicated in more ways than one but that’s a whole other story, I digress!
The reason for this post was a different kind of reflection all together. In short, isn’t there something just magical in the perfect reflection? I just developed a new Brownie film and I felt like sharing! I often feel that if you find pleasure in the small things the rest will follow. So here are some of my recent reflections! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking and developing them!
I think I am literally in love with this image! There is something about the scene that I find other-worldly, like many of the Brownie pictures it feels utterly timeless.
This proves that I did go over and sit on the bench in the previous picture!
There is a haze to this one, not really sure why because it was a clear crisp morning in Penryn but I love the gentle ripples in the water.
Not a reflection I realise but its water and I just love this picture. The swans had just been over to investigate my potential for snacks, I had failed to provide them with anything so they left in silent indignation.
I feel that my photographs are just as much as part of this blog as the stories that I aim to tell and those blurry snaps from 30 years ago are as much a captured memory from my life as these reflections above.
For more Brownie adventures try: Lady behind the lens, My Box Brownie camera, Adventures with Parralax Error! or take a look at some more images at Box Brownie PhotosI provide all the content on this blog completely FREE, there's no subscription fee. If however you enjoy my work and would like to contribute something towards helping me keep researching Cornwall's amazing history and then sharing it with you then you can DONATE BELOW. Thank you!