All posts tagged: film

The Last Dance

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My last long lonely walk around Rome on a hot Summer day. I finally got the courage to walk all the way up to the Giardino degli Aranci (where I didn’t see any oranges) and that one magnificent church overlooking Testaccio. Sadly I couldn’t go in – there were two weddings going on at the same time – but just the atmosphere of being so high atop a hill that I had looked up at […]

The Shadows in Fairytales

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On a weekend trip back home to Lisbon, my dad and I decided to drive up to Sintra to visit a particular monument that people usually miss, since it’s nestled between several other major ones – Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Convento dos Capuchos to name a few. This one is very small and, as most small monuments in the forest are, it’s also incredibly pretty. It’s called the Chalet da Condessa – translated roughly, The […]

The Ghosts of Romans

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Took me a while, but finally publishing the black and white 35mm photographs I took on my trip to Ostia Antica, an amazing archaeological site a short drive away from Rome. On one hand, I wish I’d used colour film to capture how breathtaking and well-conserved the frescoed walls and mosaics are, but on the other hand I always prefer black and white when visiting ‘touristic’ sites, especially those that deal with the past – cemeteries, […]

Prague in Black & White – May ’14

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As promised here are the black and white photographs I took back during our Prague vacation in May of last year. Camera at this point was probably the Canon AE-1 I bought over there and film most likely Ilford 100… which, for some reason, I can’t find anymore? I can only find the ISO125 one. Does anyone know what happened to the Ilford 100? Where did it go? If you don’t know by now the Ilford 100 is my […]

Prague in Colour – May ’14

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So I had a massive introduction written for this post which got completely erased when I tried to insert the pictures (thank you WordPress). Now I’m a bit out of patience so I’ll keep it short. Back in May 2014, Gabriele and I did our first little trip together to Prague. It was cold, we had to buy coats at Zara. We ate hotdogs in the street, I got drunk at a place called “Zombie Bar” […]

Summer of ’14 – Lisbon, 35mm

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Hello world, long time no see! I’ve been busy trying to find something to do with this horrid BA – Masters hiatus, so I ended up forgetting the little things that make me happy: long walks, architecture, photography and this blog. I just noticed I never posted the pictures I took when the man of my life came to spend a week in my hometown. We had a lot of fun and I made sure […]

Between Rome and Florence – BW 35mm // Personal Update

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It’s so close, you just can’t help going back. I know I’ve been neglecting this thing I call a blog – first because of my thesis, then Summer vacation and now being very busy with work and applying for a postgraduate degree – but I have a lot of 35mm stuff piled up in folders. I’ll be sure to post them within the next few days, including pictures in the Marche region of Italy, more […]

The Space Race: Fashion in Sci-Fi Filmmaking

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With the economic boom following the second World War, the United States found a new rival almost immediately in the USSR, spawning the Cold War which lasted throughout most of the 20th century. The so called ‘weapons race’ and Cuban missile crysis may have been peaks of the tension, but the two blocks were competing in more than just purely military areas. Science was one of them – and so came the famous space race. […]