Wednesday, September 19, 2012

50s Fair


a few weekends ago i went to the annual 50s fair at rose seidler house. you can see my digital photos from last year here and my 35mm ones here. this year i didn’t feel like lugging around both a film & a digital SLR, so i decided to go all film & brought my 35mm SLR & my diana f+ with its 35mm back. i also decided to use three different types of film because i wasn’t sure what to expect from one of the rolls. i’ve used plenty of expired film in my time, but this one in particular was an unfamiliar kodak roll i think i bought in a bulk mixed lot a few years ago. unfortunately all the photos i shot on that roll turned out super grainy and the reason it’s taken me so long to post photos from the fair is because i have been so depressed at the thought of trying to edit them back to life!

i didn’t succeed to a standard i was happy with for most of them, and i think the difference between expired and fresh film is clear from these photos. the darker, more saturated ones immediately below came from an expired roll of fujifilm in my diana, the few really grainy ones i’ve posted are from that awful kodak roll in my SLR and the bright, clean, fresh shots all came from NEW film in my SLR, which is something i think i’ll be buying more of from now on!



as for the actual fair, i had a really lovely day wandering around the stalls and taking photos of people or having photos taken of me wearing my henry lee dress for the first time. i even met a reader of my blog (hi if you're out there) :) the only downside was how crowded it it got, but i suppose it's better to be full because it wouldn't be much of a 50s fair if no one turned up. and of course there were lots of beautiful dresses and men with good hair to look at, so dealing with the crowds was worth it!

30 comments:

  1. I actually like the way all the photos turned out - film was a very very good choice for a 50s fair. It was really fun looking through them for everyone's outfits alone! Your Henry Lee dress looks lovely on you, and I like your friend's dress as well.

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    1. aww, thank you! & yeah, it was such a nice sunny day i thought film would be the right choice. :)

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful <3 I even love the grainy ones! I wish I could be a part of somethinf like this someday. Your henry lee dress is perfect o/ everyone looks so beautiful haha!

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  3. Oh! Love your dress and the pics are always gorgeous!

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  4. Great, I love vintage fair! You took so many beautiful photos! X

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  5. Oh I wish there were something like this near me. I remember your post from last year too.

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  6. I love your photos and how it also relates to the theme "50s fair" or maybe you did that on purpose :P. Your dress looks lovely by the way!

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  7. Oooh my goodness, these pictures are all so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing these :D

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  8. You look gorgeous (as always) love how the film turned out, adds something unique and special to them

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  9. Ooohh gorgeous pictures! I went there too - was my first and I really enjoyed it! The beautiful people in beautiful clothes - stunning! You look really beautiful too!

    Nora

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    1. aww, thank you! glad to hear you went along too and had a good time. :)

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  10. You have such a lovely sense of style! I'm not sure if I could pull of a 50s style look myself, but you definitely wear it well! I love that you always use a variety of different cameras. I really need to start doing that too! My poor Diana Mini is so neglected. :( I've only ever used it once and my photos didn't turn out that well, so hopefully with more practise, I'll actually get more photos back, lol. Stunning photos as always, hun!

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    1. thank you! ^_^ yeah it's a funny misconception that lomography is super easy because sometimes it's not. i've found holgas really simple and have never really had much trouble with them but my diana it's definitely more tricky and it's something you need to get the hang of. i don't have a mini though but i'd love to get one and try it out as well and see if it's any different.

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  11. awesome pictures! love the shades.

    xx
    Claire

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  12. your blog is adorable! i love all of these photos.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this. I wish we had a 50s day around here somewhere. I've often thought of wearing mad-men esque' clothes to work everyday. But I'm such a slacker.. lol <3

    Sunshine

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  14. Wow those pictures are adorable! Im loving your blog to the core dear
    Im following you now, follow back? :)

    xx
    Flyingfeather;
    tonergrey.blogspot.com

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  15. whoa whoa whoa. these photos are like stepping into another era! Not only do the pictures feel 'old' all the people in the pictures are 50's too, what a wonderful post!! I love it!

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  16. So beautiful! These photos have such an amazing hue to them and everyone looks ridiculously cool including you! The shades are out of this world and I love how everyone has their own variation of 50s shades. Your film looks great so I don't think you should be depressed! hehe x

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    1. awww, you're such a sweetheart, thank you! <3

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  17. wow 50s fair.. everything looks perfect, like from a vintage dream.
    I like you are photographing with different cameras. I adore that black & white pic

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    1. thank you! that photo of the two girls was so grainy but i had to turn it into black & white & post it anyway because i really like it too!

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  18. Amazing! Love your photos and looks like such a great event. Beautiful outfit that your are wearing.

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  19. Amazing pictures! Everything looks so much fun!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  20. awesome! i could go green with envy ... i want to go to a fair like this as well ... ;)

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  21. what? this is a thing? Why doesn't korea have this...? Perhaps i'll organize it... bwhahahaha


    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/2012/09/han-river-for-han-gawi.html

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