Generally speaking (e.g. before ISO) I was very active and often lucky enough to be able to walk to some location. For a few years now I have had a personal daily goal to try and hit 10,000 steps. With work this was never a problem however, it isn't as easy these days. Going for a long walks is often the highlight of my day. So good to reconnect with nature and feel very lucky to live by so many commons. I thought I would share some images I have taken from recent outings. I have loved seeing the changes in my surroundings as well as all the notes left in windows, gates or the pavement. Reminds me of when I first started my blog and would go on long walks with my camera, maybe next time I will have to upgrade the trusty iPhone.
First of many self portrait attempts during self isolation. I am not sure if it is just me but I have been having some very strange dreams as well as vivid visual photographic ideas. Watch this space as I am not sure they will work but got to keep the creative juices flowing.
I had been wanting to take some self portraits which also demonstrate how I am feeling during this current time. While I absolutely love our flat, I wish we had a little garden. I constantly find myself starring out the window, literally watching the world go by, a favourite pastime usually spent in a cafe. People watching is the best. Anyway, I found 'the world' looks very different with a local feel and never ending lines to go shopping (I should add that I live opposite a supermarket).
I wanted to explore this theme, feeling both removed and safe in my flat. For me if felt very strange to be the other side of the lens but also a good learning curve. After setting up my camera, I asked my trusty partner to capture these images as it required him to climb out on a roof. Communication is so crucial and happy to report no arguments took place during the shoot ;). Here are a few of my favourites images below. How are you feeling this Sunday? The sunshine has definitely lifted my mood.
I hope I am not alone when I write that today feels just like any other 'day'. I have officially lost track of what day it is (unless I check my iPhone). Also doesn't help that my watch battery has died, so I am in a beautiful Spring timeless abyss. Absolutely loving these long and warm sunny days. Please keep them coming.
I really look forward to my daily walks exploring my local area. Today I noticed my neighbours were generally a little more dressed up. I also witnessed a few easter egg hunts in people front gardens. Passing strangers carrying baskets full of chocolates, happy children running around the common (no doubt on a sugar high). In light of the current situation it brought a smile to my face to see people enjoying to good weather and chocolate. Kind of crazy to think last year I was wearing bunny ears and snapping the energetic Easter Sunday Bonnet Parade in New York City. So I confess I haven't really prepared any photographic images for this piece. But then, all you really want to see on Easter Sunday is the Easter bunny, so here is Flapjack checking out my chocolate bunny. Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.
So after binge watching Stranger Things series 2 and 3 and falling back in love with the nostalgic 80's I was super happy to receive a email with a link to my test roll of Super 8mm film. I had bought a camera last year and while I had hoped it works... you never know until you take it out for that first test run.
Something so precious about film that I was surprised at just how long it took me to shoot three and a half minutes. Admittedly I was waiting for sunny weather which took some time here in the UK. Anyway, here is a fun behind the scene clip from a test shoot in early February. You might remember that these images were published on Horizont. If you would like me to shoot film on your project, please use the contact me section on the left and please give me a few days heads up to ensure the film gets delivered to me on time.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography