My first zine

I have decided to try and create a few zines for distribution as physical manifestations of photo essays.

The first one is a collection of 38 images of Chicago taken over several visits.

This was partly inspired by:

I printed out the images on a laser printer to try and make an initial arrangement.

The result has been sent to the printers.

You can have a look at it online here.

Textures

Playing around with textures. These were edited into black and white images in Capture One 12 and then a couple of textures were overplayed in On1 photo raw. This gives the images their toned appearance.

Both were taken with a Nikon D7100 and an old Nikkor 35mm/f2 AIS lens.

The Fuji Finepix S9500

On my way to Denmark in the winter of 2006 for a workshop I got hold of a Fuji Finepix S9500 at the airport in a sale. I was mainly shooting film at the time and this was just a random purchase because I was bored. The camera was not very good and suffered from rather bad purple fringing. According to reviews at the time this was Fuji’s attempt at designing a compact DSLR-like camera, but with a fixed zoom lens. I did not keep it very long. It had a very slow RAW processing engine which I did not use for the shots below which are from JPEGs.

However, looking back at some of the images recently and converting them to monochrome in Capture One 12, they are not all that bad for a bridge camera.

These shots were taken near a place called Skørping in Jutland.

I fortunately also took my Fuji GA645 film rangefinder which was a much better camera and made some lith prints from the negatives. Here are a couple of examples:

These were printed on Fomatone MG classic with Fotospeed LD20 (25a+25b+950, +500 old brown) at 25 Celcius. It appears that this developer has unfortunately recently been discontinued.