In our name: Magna Carta

Today I went to the Salisbury celebrations which marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. It was a very nice event, which I was fortunate to be able to attend as I live here. Here are some photos of the event that I managed to take this evening. Click on thumbnails for larger images.

One roll of film

I have come across these two Hasselblad projects for shooting one roll of film. One is a video done in Japan, the other is a current story where one roll of film is being given to twelve photographers to shoot one frame each on that roll. These are great ideas, I really like how they are so counter to the ‘point and squirt’ approach to digital. I guess you could try and recreate the idea on a digital camera, but I don’t think it would be quite the same as having the genuine physical limitation of 12 shots. Might have a play with that idea myself with my Mamiya (where I get 10 shots to a roll)!

Here is the link to the website for the one shot project: Twelve photographers

Clever Hasselblad of course, I would love to find one of those cameras now!

In the meantime, here is a film shot taken from Swanage on a 35mm camera (36 shots seems like a luxury!)

Lazing in the sun