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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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Our publishing house’s first book Nicosia in Dark and White won a prestigious POYi Book of the Year award

It snowed in Nicosia (this happens less often than a leap year)

Wrote a new short story

Spent all Saturday in Troodos playing with the snow [snow angel not pictured]

A good week indeed

Snow falling on tropical trees and our little fish pond

I made these as a tribute to Bill Watterson

Moon over frozen lake

The award winning photographer taking pictures of frozen lake with his homemade pinhole cameras

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There is a magical place in London where you can see bands play for the price of an album, a t-shirt and showing up on time (or begging the bouncer to let you in. Good luck with that.) The gigs there are so small you may even get to talk to the band after.

That is where I saw the band Real Estate for the second time.

When I first saw them in Jericho Tavern in Oxford almost two years ago it was their first time in the UK and they were very young, bright-eyed and polite, and they sounded great.

They sounded even better the second time. (They were still very young and very nice.)

Of course I’m a big fan of surf, rock music and the beach, so I might be biased.

I sometimes put their song Beach Comber on repeat and listen to it as I write.

Tiny Mix Tapes has their tour dates. And you can follow them on twitter for updates.

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So we went to this monthly fair in downtown Nicosia to sell our book. I don’t think I’ve ever been at Ledras street so early in the morning before.

The weather was sunny and breezy and finally cool enough to wear short sleeves.

Nicosia in Dark and White and Origami Dinosaur

Sold some books and someone made origami dinosaurs

There was an exhibition night there in one of the old abandoned buildings at the Ledra Street crossing, found out about it accidentally

Stop! Taking Photos is not Allowed!

Taking photos in not allowed, and sandbags

Those signs are like photographer’s catnip

Meeting

Meeting old friends = serendipity.

Oh, and before i forget, my little half-island, Happy Independence Day!

(I wrote a story about this last year, it’s in the book, and here, and it’s a little sappy.)

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