First B&W Film Developed!

In the summer I bought an old Nikon F3 35mm film camera. It broke immediately! I recently got a replacement and I just got my first roll of black and white film developed. I’ve never shot on black and white film before and I’m still learning to use a manual focus camera like this. It’s a lot of fun.

Here are some of my favourite shots from the reel!

These were taken on a canal in London. We hired a boat for my friend Sammy’s birthday we cruised about picking up rubbish (for a discount)…

These photos were taken at home and about in Bristol…

I also took a colour roll to be developed but it was totally blank! I hadn’t spooled it up properly so it never wound on when I took a photo. Gutted! I have a new colour roll in the camera now, so I’m excited about that :D

Ink Splat Alien

Time for another ink splat creature! This one was for my niece’s birthday.

I started with a healthy blob of green ink and blew it about…


Then just a little bit of yellow, and some crimson that I spattered across the page…


I had a hard time finding the creature in this one! But this way round I could just about make out a weird shaped alien whose bubble gum has just popped!


A bit of black pen outlining later, and the bubblegum alien has landed!

Ink Splat Bird

It’s my brother-in-law’s birthday today so I made him a little card to send with his present. I like making ink splat creatures - here’s how this one developed!

First, I took one colour of ink, dropped a coupla blobs on the page then blew it about a bit.

Then I took another colour, blobbed it next to the first splat and blew it about - trying not to mix tooooo much with the yellow.

I rotated the splat around until I found a creature hiding within…

This angle looked like an exotic bird with magnificent head plumage and a big old beak, so I locked it down.

I used a black pen to fill in the details and bring the creature to life. What a beauty!