Finally took the Bronica RF 645 out again, this time for a fun afternoon of shooting at an abandoned apartment block in Melbourne’s North. Unfortunately, most of the apartments were boarded up and the doors screwed shut. I was able to make it into a couple of them, but they were largely vacant and pretty smelly.
I took out the trusty Bronica RF 645 and a roll of Portra 400 as well as a roll of expired T-Max 400 to see how both films would fare. While I'm in no way a decent landscape photographer some of the shots came out OK.
Went out with my trusty little Ricoh R10 in this dodgy and beat to hell abandoned house, it’s actually just down the street from my house so the commute was easy. I’ve been meaning to shoot it before they knock it down which happens pretty regularly in my area. So, I thought I’d check it out and shoot some film of course!
JC wanders around an iconic abandoned wheat silo in Geelong, Victoria with his Contax G2 and the legendary 28mm Biogon f/2. This particular silo has some artwork on the side by Rone, which I missed footage of, but got some nice shots in the end. The location is pretty obvious and close to the road, but once you're in it has a grand feel to it.
The near weightless Ricoh R10, produced in collaboration with Elle Magazine in 2002 could be one of the last Ricoh point and shoot fun boxes created.