Recently I went to Java for ten days with my son Jairah on a little surf trip, and as usual I took my cameras with me. Not too much to say about the trip, it was beautiful, slow (like everything in remote areas of Asia) and the locals were a whole lot of fun to interact with and photograph. I love the fascination that comes about when two wildly different cultures collide; they’re so open to us being there, and it’s always great to try and soak up that positivity as much as possible while you’re there.
I took my Contax T2 and my Pentax 67 on this trip, shooting Ilford XP2 400 in the Contax, and a mix of Portra 400, Ektar 100, TRI-X 400 and some E6 rolls in the 67.
Recently I traveled to the south western coast of Australia with my family, and all I can say is WOW. What a place. I picked up some standard Kodak Gold 400, along with a few expired rolls of Portra 400 C that I had laying around, and along with my wife and kids set off to explore a small fraction of the coastline around Dunsborough and Margaret River. I’ve recently picked up a Leica M3 that I shot black on white on, but I am yet to develop those, I’ll leave that to when I get home and can do it myself. As per usual for me when I shoot whilst away, I impatiently had the rolls developed at a Camera House; that’s actually not bad compared to Walgreens in the US or old ass pharmacies or ma and pa stores in the UK / Europe. Hopefully with the resurgence of film that will change and there will be more labs opening up like Hillvale that offer professional solutions. Anyway, here are some shots from the trip, most of them are mine, but my wife has recently picked up a camera and is loving it, so there are a few from Bel also.