My classes began again this week for my MA course. This semester is all about the context around our writing, the wider community and all that – hence cutaway, the project we started up over Christmas (which is still open for your poetry and prose until February 29th). The challenge is keeping writing alongside reading all the submissions we are getting in. Tonight I plan a mammoth writing and reading session and I’m getting my internet-fun out of the way as quick as I can.
So what to tell in this blog post. Lots, really. As usual photographically dominated. I took these lomo style shots on an old Hanimex point and shoot, an extension of my Lomo photo blog post a couple of weeks ago. Which leads me to my first point – some readers were interested in doing a Manchester lomo photo trek (quite long-winded, maybe MLPT will catch on) whereby we all abuse our cheap cameras and get some funky effects. So if anyone else is interested they can comment and be included.
Also, talking about meet ups, there’s to be a Manchester 365ers meet next Sunday, the 19th. This is only open to 365 project members I think, if that’s you then get in touch, my user name is chewyteeth, and the link to my project is in my contact details on this site somewhere. If you ain’t a 365er then go for the lomo trek (MLPT) but that is only for film photography.
It’s also film February on 365project. All the pics we’re taking are on various different film formats. It’s been good to see some proper photos! You can see a selection (although not exhaustive) below.
Finally you can read about a current challenge type thingy here, which is ongoing and open to submissions of broadly interpreted responses to my tasks. I can see this having a rolling closing date as people need time to complete their projects.
Finally enjoy the pics!! Most of these funky lomo effects were simply gained (I mean simply) by opening and shutting the back of the camera occasionally. It really is that simple. The camera is worth about £3-5 quid.
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A selection of the film pics you will find on 365project.org: