Tag: Sweet 35

A Wash of Colour

It has been a while; let’s just say the summer has been challenging, and some things have suffered as a result, like my photo blog. I will try to do better.

I was out this afternoon with a lens I have not used in a while: my Lensbaby Sweet35. I love its primitive characteristics, and the way colour seems to wash through the image.

Sony A7ii, Lensbaby Sweet Optic


Today’s image comes from last weekend: I had my Lensbaby Composer with the Sweet 35 Optic mounted on my Nikon N90s 35mm SLR (a camera which more┬áthan one passerby has mistaken for a DSLR). I was drawn to the contrast of the curved graffiti lines over top of the straight lines of this alley garage door.

Graffitti on alley door


Nikon N90s, Lensbaby Composer with Sweet 35 Optic
Film: Rollei Retro 80s, developed in Rodinal 1:50 for 14 minutes.

Old Technology

This past weekend at Doors Open Toronto 2014, one of the buildings I visited was the fascinating Coach House Books, a Toronto printing house that values traditional methods. One of the more interesting pieces of gear is the Heidelberg Offset press. Like me in many respects: Big, bulky, and dating from the 1960’s ­čÖé

Old printing tech


Nikon D7100, Lensbaby Composer with Sweet 35 Optic