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…and thinking of flying. Two of my favorite things.

So while I’m out you can gaze at some slides taken from a plane.

Because looking at pictures of my desk and papers would be pretty boring.

[I took these on a flight out of the old Larnaca airport. The building might have sucked, but taking off and landing always had a good view. As does the new airport.]

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I got a Polaroid Land SX-70 off eBay. Loaded up a pack of Impossible film and started testing it.

Looks like its light meter is a little off as all my shots came overexposed.

I tested using my usual models and following some advice from my resident photographer and the super nice people of Vintage Instant and somewhere between the first and eighth shot I found myself so fascinated by the camera that  I even went and read about its history. And watched old commercials of it.

But I guess my favorite moment was when after driving for two and a half hours I stood with sand beneath my toes and snapped the last of my first Impossible PX70 film shots. And this was the result.

Just like Laurence Olivier said: “And then, the Impossible happens.” I smiled all the way home.

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Yeap. We got the white stuff too (no, not the dust that comes from the Sahara, the other thing, frozen flakes that fall from the sky.)

Not in the city of course. (That happens very very rarely. About every twelve years or so.)

Slide film pictures, scanned and posted from snowy Mount Olympus. (Not really–but how would you know?)

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Another selves-portrait,* circa 1991.

Happy Birthday mom!

xoxo

*selves-portrait: taking a picture of another person and including yourself in the frame. [coined!]

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So I just finished this amazing graduate writing course in Oxford that I’ve been doing for the last two years and found a few empty pockets of time. So I started scanning some old pictures.

For example this one slide film I shot the first time I went to Oxford in 2009 when the course started.

For the longest time I thought I was going to do a photography book called Travels+Daydreams.

If I did these would be the kind of pictures I would include.

Flight 01

The Emperors

Swan Lake

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