January 28, 2014

Little Treasure

When I got around to reorganizing my old stuffs a few weeks ago, I found a bundle of old films which I used for my lomo and analog cameras. Some of those films had been kept for a year while the others had been abandoned for more than couple of years. Yeah, you can put the blame on me who cannot develop my own film, or the rare film processing specialists in Jakarta, or the high price of developing and scanning film in England. Thinking about them, making me feel hopeless at those old films. I almost decided to (still) keep them in my cupboard and let them to be covered in dust. But it finally didn't happen. Thank heaven for someone who helped me to process the films.

TransJakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film.  

ITB Graduation Day, Bandung, Indonesia; 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm B&W Film.   


Cotton Castle, Pamukkale, Turkey. 
Taken with Lubitel 166B, 120mm Colour Negative Film.  

Sunday Market, Batavia Old City, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film. 

Batavia Old City, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film.  

Blue Fishing Boats, Essaouira, Morocco;
Taken with Lubitel 166B, 120mm Colour Negative Film.

Some of you might wonder why I still love using film and analog while I have a perfectly good digital camera, while there are a lot of photography apps that help you to make similar effects like lomo and analog camera. The best reason I can give to you is that the process and the surprise behind them. I always enjoy the process from loading film into a camera; take photos in the way that I wouldn't normally take; wait till the film is developed, and the best part of it all is when I get the surprise from seeing the unpredictable results. With digital camera, I already know the results immediately after I shoot them. But with analog, you don't know what you shoot until you see your developed film. For me, nothing makes this happen better than shooting without looking. So it's obvious that none of photography application or digital camera can ever replace the satisfaction I get from analog camera and film.

ITB Graduation Day, Bandung, Indonesia; 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm B&W Film. 

Atlas Mountain, Ourika, Morocco;
Taken with Lubitel 166B, 120mm Colour Negative Film.

Fatahillah Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film. 

View from a rooftop, Marrakech, Morocco. 
Taken with Lubitel 166B, 120mm Colour Negative Film.

Batavia Old City, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film.

Puppet Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia. 
Taken with Holga 120CFN, 120mm Colour Film.

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