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So after my post last night, lets start again on the road of blogging!

I am obviously not gifted in writing/English! I am dyslexic and find this all very much hard work! But after re reading all my posts  I really enjoyed the catch up so I think it best I keep at it if at all possible.

So I mentioned the good news well if you haven’t seen my flickr post check it out!

 

Yes this my wife Emma holding a positive test! Pregnant(after about 2 years trying) this was taken back in November (for the technical aspect of this blog this was taken on a new camera to this blog a 60’s Empire Junior, a bit like a Diana I suppose but made of metal. Kodak tri-x pushed to about 2 or three stops to get something of the negative. developed in Rodinal)

So yes we are very happy Emma is about 14 weeks now and suffering just about every symptom expecting mothers are subject to. We are due in June the 29th to be exact!!

Here is our 12 week scan picture

So that is my first post of hopefully a more steady stream of blogging.

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I though I would post all the street shots I took on holiday at Whitby. These were all taken on my Olympus 35rc rangefinder camera, on hp5+ at 400 or pushed to 800 developed in rodinal.

Next up will be some pictures from a shoot I did in Newcastle yesterday.

 

 

 

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These next two pictures are really not what I would call my style, (do I have  a style?) I really think the same pictures will have been taken a billion times before. But I really do not want to be pretentious (all the time) these were taken on our recent holiday. I just got round to developing a couple more rolls of film last night. (1+25 for 8 minutes in rodinal hp5 @800asa)

These are at the lovely Gromont station, part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, now I would not consider myself a steam buff or even enthusiast (although I have fired and driven steam engines in my past) but  I don’t think there are many out there that wont stop and admire one as it stops at the station. This is why I know these shots have been taken many times before! In my opinion though the secret to a good picture with of steam is to try and take it without anyone dressed in modern clothes in the frame. A difficult task! but it can be done!

There were people all around (a fairly busy day) but you can’t waste film taken a million shots. Just wait and your time will come.

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Well hopefully not. I thought I would add a tumblr account. It seems to be quite easy to add pictures from flickr so I will use it for so, I wont be adding any words, that’s what this site is for!

http://jordensayer.tumblr.com/

I will also be adding some old images from time to time for people to check out, so it would be worth subscribing for that!

Also I started a Facebook, not sure how useful this will be but it will allow tumblr posts to show up dead easy. And hopefully I will get lots of likes to make me think I am popular!

 

http://www.facebook.com/JordenSayerPhotography

There isn’t a great deal on there as of yet but don’t let that stop you liking the page it would make me super duper happy!

 

Couple more selfs

That’s all for now!

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Now that I have set the scene 🙂

 

Here are my all analog attempt at floating..excuse to show my new tattoo(and my horrible hairy legs)
Same tech info as before…

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I have a feeling that my photography has lacked direction for a while, I felt very inspired today, I was looking through my Francesca Woodman book, her images are so beautiful. I decided to debark on my own set of self portraits, I shot a roll of fp4+and pushed it to 200.(processed in Rodinal 1+50 for 20 minutes) Despite this because I was shooting in my very dark house long exposures were needed. Ideas have been flowing through my head for a couple of nights now. Anyway these ideas will develop and I will shoot more self portraits.

I used a Yashica Mat 124G basically because it is my only camera with a self timer, and I did use some lighting from an old cheapo modeling tungsten light.

Here they are the first one I envisioned with candles all around so will perhaps work on this more

The second I will explore more perhaps with a series of pictures that deal with fire and the body. I watched a program last night that showed colour film footage from the 1930’s in Mexico, it was a really interesting show. There was one scene where a woman basically cooked/burned a lizard alive. This picture I believe is partly inspired by that image, it was quite disturbing to me.

There is no camera trickery digital or otherwise going on here, its real fire on my face. (BUT DON’T WORRY I AM FINE!)

I have also been inspired by the work of Leanne Surfleet 

She makes the most beautiful self portraits, I basically spent today looking through her images. Imo she is up there with some of the best!

It was really nice to be working with lovely big square format on the negatives, when they were hanging up in my high tech drying area(my shower) It brought a smile to my face and I couldn’t wait to scan them!

Anyway more to come I think.

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Some more,

this one was another from the Spa

And this one is the last picture I took on the Olympus 35rc. Emma and I scarred our bodies up before we left Whitby and although the 35rc’s light meter told me it was too dark I went with instinct and set the camera to f2.8 and 1/30th of a second and bang! turns out it wasn’t too dark after all silly light meter!

That’s all for now!

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