Lock keeper Jim

Lock keeper Jim

A few times each year the river Cam in Cambridge hosts the farce that is bumps racing: rowing crews line up 1.5 lengths apart all the way down the river and race to catch and hit the crew in front of them before they get caught themselves. It’s carnage!

One of the people who ensures the bumps races go like clockwork is Jim, the keeper of Baitsbite lock. Rollei managed to catch a nice portrait of him in the doorway of the old lock-keeper’s cottage, as the last day of racing in the Lens bumps was coming to an end. Lovely light, and a great subject. Typical there was only 1 frame left on the roll. But we like the result anyway.

• Rolleiflex 3.5f with 80mm f/3.5 and Kodak Portra 400VC (expired 2003)

Selfie on the Rollei. Again

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The Rollei’s been getting some action again recently (about time!) and this was the final image on the end of a roll. Well, no sense in not using up a film, is there?

Shot on some very out of date Kodak Portra. Lavazza in the mug. And yes, the office does need a tidy up.

• Rolleiflex 3.5F with 80mm f/3.5 and Kodak Portra 400VC (out of date 2003!) Processed by Ag Photographic.

Appleby horse fair

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The lovely town of Appleby in the Lake District is a wonderful place, so we’ve been upset to see reports of the flooding happening there at the moment. This is a portrait from happier times in Appleby and shows one of the travellers that make a pilgrimage to the area every August for the annual horse fair. It was grabbed with a Holga that leaks like a sieve, hence the rather spectacular psychedelic fogging.

• Holga GF with Kodak Portra 400 (out of date)