Nostalgia on a rainy day

Nikon EM, with Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Ai lens and Fuji Superia 200 film

Nikon EM, with Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Ai lens and Fuji Superia 200 film

A couple of weeks ago I picked up an old second-hand Nikon EM analog camera. Not so much for the camera itself. It’s a cheap, low-end, amateur SLR. However, I got it mainly because of the manual focus Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai lens that came with it. Anyway, I put some film in it, and took it for a test run. The camera worked and the 50mm was great!

I shot the images below on Fujicolor Superia 200 film. I didn’t think I’d be using them, so I scanned them to JPGs. When I looked through the them later I realized I wanted to use them, even though I never intended to. I just felt that the analog film, and the rough film grain, sort of captured the mood of a rainy day by the ocean really well. In a way no digital camera can! I figured I wanted to use them. So, I did a little editing in Lightroom. Worked surprisingly well on JPGs!

Christiane Schreiber utenfor rammen

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing at the opening of Sidsel Christensen’s latest work in Stavanger. She is a London-based visual artist, and her work was a performance art piece named “Christiane Schreiber utenfor rammen – 4 synsvinkler og 1 personlig brev”. The art piece centered around the story of 19th century Norwegian painter, Christiane Schrieber, as a symbol of struggling female artists.

It was a very interesting shoot. I’m used to event photography, but this was in a different setting then I’m used to. It was a bit challenging, though shooting events usually is in some way or another, but it was also very fun! Check out some of the images below!