Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Got home

The interview was some kind of test and CV exchanging hands. Answer in a week. I am not optimistic. Got a load of old film and a skylight filter for my canonet to drown my mysey. Seen a Rolleiflex in shitty condotion for too much money.
Took some pictures but it's hard to be inspired with a 3 kilo shoulder pack in 35degree celsius and 80% humidity.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

tommorow's a job interview

And I sure hope getting the job.I am slightly nervous.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Fixed the Minolta x-300!

today i fixed the minolta x-300!npow I have an slr I dont need!It will probably go to Anna for now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

finished the fall and rise

finished the fall and rise of miser y.
not bad.
Now it all you and me mister Rushdie

Monday, August 22, 2005


Got around today to do this to my canonet.It works wonders making it focusable anywhere.Thank you Rick Oleson!
I ran around like a maniac and shot a roll of PAN F.

When I entered a store (which a friend tipped me had an enlarger in the display window) I found an Iskra 1,Lubitel 2 laying on shelves amidst film and difital point and shoots and a FK(13x18 or 18x24 I dont know) in the corner. I asked if the cmeras are in working condition and the salesperson(and owner of the store)said yes.When I said I would like to purchase the Iskra he said it's there for ornamental purposes only. A working Iskra in excellent condition not for sale(sob). And the Enlarger(NEVA)he gave away a couple of days ago. God is playing tricks on me.

Yesterday I practicly finished "The Fall and Rise Of Mister Y".It is a short collection of stories(a compilation of Y.Geffens columns 2000-2005)and it is very good allthough too political for me.

I started reading Salman Rushdie's Devil Verses and quite enjoy it so far allthough it cryptic and requires my full concentration.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

finished ECSTASY

finished the irving welsh book i postponed,it sucks.
Now reading Yonathan Geffen's "The Rise and Fall Of Mister Y"

Friday, August 19, 2005

a couple of new ones

Thursday, August 18, 2005

first experience with the canonet

great lens.killer sharp.great color rendition.meter ok for print film.
very quiet shutter.small size.hand holdable at 1/4 as easy as 1/30 in SLR.
quick focus(if not dark or contra-lit).great flash.

The rangefinder is very uncomofrtabe for me as a SLR user.
The inability to focus on something that is not in the center of the finder,especially at large apertures is a killer.The lack of depth of field table is uncomfortable.

need more experience i guess.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Canonet 17 ql gIII

I got a canonet from a guy named Bert Lippel from
He just sent it to me,free of charge,paid himself for express delivery from the states and all.

Thank you,Bert!

I will try it today woth some film.

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Drank some Benedectine yesterday,it has a pleasent allthogh medicinal taste.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

got the photos today

worked on them,all are very grainy cause the slappy Darkroom work I did ,some negs are scrached,and the contrast is low,but with the help of GIMP(contrast\brightness despackle)some look decent.

here some of them are posted:

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

bought some books today

while making my arrangements went to the book store and bought Herman Hesse Demian,Salman Rushdi Satanic Verses and Irving Welsh Ecstasy.
I just finished reading the first two short stories in Ecstasy and it is shit.
While I loved trainspotting(book and movie) these shorts are disapointing.
Shock value over literary talent.Hope the third one is better.

Hello world!You suck!

Hello,this is the first post.
Is this thing on?

Went around the old city of Beer Sheba for arangements with Anna and took some pics with my pentax k1000 and 50/2 lens.Forgot how smooth it is and how much I missed it using my praktica mtl3 and yashicamat.

Yesterday developed 10 films,sent them for scanning today.