Friday, 24 September 2010

Toycam Book Best Seller!

It's been a while since my last post and lots has gone on and I feel guilty for not sharing, anyway the best thing so far at least for you to really share in is the publication and the obvious great reception that the Toycam Book has received. It is in the best sellers listing on Blurb. The book was put together by some very dedicated members of the Toycam community over the last year. I must say all their efforts have been rewarded, it looks fantastic now it just needs to be bought.

The book has 49 artists contributing and over 100 pages and images, it is available in both softcover and hardcover versions. The book is a wonderful collection and if you are passionate about Toycam images then this is most definetly the one for you.

Way back in May I thought I had this image in the book, it does however turn out I was right in my speculation and it wasn't this one at all but the one of the blossom (above) again a double exposure but missing my little one!

Whatever you do, enjoy the book a lot of effort has gone into its creation.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Impossible view!

Continuing with a look at what happened to my images whilst in France here are some more with a close up of the "Killer Crystals" they are quite interesting in fact but not certainly not good for the pics. These images were taken at Le Pont Du Gard.

The darker image is the iphone pic of them before I returned to scan them properly. They have faded quite a bit, I shall do a review of them again in a week and rescan if there are significant changes. A close up showing the crystals!

Friday, 3 September 2010

More impossibles disappearing Instantly!

Here are some Impossible PX pics from France that are disappearing before my eyes, as I was saying in my previous entry the film was working in temperatures averaging 34 deg so I suppose it was going to cook pretty quickly but I am amazed at the amount of crystals on these, especially as it is supposed to be the more stable 100PX. I'm curious what the 600 will do now that I'm back in England.

The darker images here were taken on a phone within a day or so of them being taken so in some respects they had already started their deterioration. The scans were made one week after returning, if I had realised I would have scanned them within minutes of emptying the car!

Arles was hot and my SX70 was always in my bag so it could have got warmer than ideal. This image was taken while sitting in the shade of the Ampitheatre, now used as a Bull Ring it was a very bright day beyond the shade, the image was covered as it came out and then put between the leaves of a sketchbook straight away. The gloop, as usual spilled out the back. The chemicals did not spread to the top and there is a build up of crystals primarily at the top where the streak is, though the rest is covered in what looks like a fine misting of salt.

The next image is the Chappelle of St-Gabriel Tarascon we came across this place whilst driving west toward Le Pont du Gard, it was amazing, set in an olive grove it had once had olive presses and been the centre of a large commercial business hundreds of years ago, now it was silent but for Cicadas and their susseration in the tinder dry landscape. Sadly this image didnot like the heat it went brown straight away i didn't bother taking another. Instead I look forward to the Holga images of the place.

Solargraphy Project Featured!

The project I am currently working on with a group of children and adults is featured in my local council blog, this is great recognition for the children and the site. The project is ongoing and I'm sure once the original Solargraphy part of it is complete we will still carry on trying out other experiments.