It started a week or two ago. Over on twitter I saw Elizabeth Gordon reply to something written by Kevin Day about how he was going to have an article about his photography in his local paper. I added Kevin to my follow list and, later on, caught the pointer to a photograph of the article.
I got to thinking that this was a good idea — local newspapers doing features on local photographers and/or artists in general — and half seriously mentioned it to @GranthamJournal. I got a reply of "yes" (which surprised and delighted me) and "let's do you first" (which surprised and horrified me, in a good way).
Fast forward to today and this is what I find in the paper:
I'm a little freaked to see a photo of me there, and I think I'd have picked a different selection of images if I'd known that they were all going to be reproduced in black and white but, overall, it's a great article, Bob's written some good text to go with it.
It's the first time I've ever had my work shown off like this. While I've had photographs in magazines before (mostly astronomy magazines) this is the first time I've had my general work shown off. It's kind of nice. :-)
Now I'm looking forward to seeing who else is going to be featured in the series.
Some photography happened this last weekend. First off, on Saturday, I found myself sat waiting in a car park in Grantham and I had my PowerShot G9 with me so more shots for my Life in a Car Park series happened:
Life in a Car Park #3
On Sunday the weather was really nice so some time was spent in the grounds of Belton House:
Belton House - 2009-04-19
While I Belton I also ran off a roll of Ilford HP5+ 400 in my Holga 120GN. Hopefully I'll get that processed in the next couple or so weeks.
When we got back home I noticed that the blossom on the pear tree in our garden had gone crazy. That was crying out for a shot with my Lensbaby Muse:
Finally, later in the afternoon, I decided to take a walk up to Horbling. Partly because I'd not taken any photographs there, but also because I wanted to go find some more shots for the Evidence theme that I'm also toying with at the moment.
Last weekend was a long weekend here in the UK and, as normally happens on a bank holiday weekend, the weather was pretty awful (yes, mostly sunny week with rain most of the weekend). However, despite the lousy weather, I did manage to get some photography done:
Three Views of a Structure
Chasing the Fleeting
CRT Assemblage #5
I've just uploaded the results of the first roll of film put through my Holga 120GN. The shooting of the roll was a bit of a rush job, done in about ½ hour, just so I could test that the camera was working well. It appears that it is, and I'm really impressed with the results. I'm especially fond of these two:
There's no question that I'll be putting more film through this.
Last Sunday was a nice spring day so I took a walk up to the village of Birthorpe and back. I took along my Powershot G9 and my EOS 400D with the Lensbaby Muse attached.
The results can be seen here: Birthorpe and Back Again.