ZeroImage 2000 first test

I recently bought a Zero 2000 Deluxe 6x6 pinhole camera from Zero Image - a pinhole camera craftsman in Hong Kong. It comes boxed and numbered with a hand-signed card, all adding to create a feeling of receiving something very special. The wood itself is warm and looks very inviting.

I shot a test roll of Arista 200 around the farm as I tend to do for testing. There's never a lack of things to photograph there. I use an iPhone app called Pinhole Assist to get my readings, as it matches up known cameras and films, and also takes into account reciprocity, which with Arista films is quite significant.

Development was done in Caffenol CH. My negatives came out with streaks all over them, seems like I possibly hadn't quite dissolved my coffee completely in the final stage. I don't mind it on these, but it's not a mistake I want to make without intending to, and I would have preferred a clean test roll to really see what the camera is doing, but these things happen even when you've been shooting and developing film for years. It's easy to get a bit too complacent so I've learnt my lesson (I hope!). But I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. SO much that I also treated myself to his bigger brother; the 6x7 multiformat. That's next to test!

Barwon Grange and Holga

I think I may have found a new obsession! I could quite easily shoot with nothing but the Holga at this point, I'm just loving it. Portraits may have to be tried soon!

Barwon Grange is an old National Trust property in Geelong. It's a fascinating place with an interesting history and is great to visit. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, definitely a place to go see if you have a spare Sunday afternoon!