Colour in the Conway

I shot a roll of colour film in my Conway box camera. It’s interesting because being a 1950s model, it wasn’t designed for colour use. You might think it wouldn’t make much difference, but the lens is neither coated nor corrected for chromatic aberration, so you end up with a low-contrast, soft and dreamy image. These are my favourites from the roll.

This is my brother, Edmund.

And these young men are the Squanderers – Cambridge University’s men’s hockey third team. They’re in fancy dress after their 2011 Varsity match against Oxford’s Infrequents.

And finally, here’s a picture of the second Severn crossing. This really hasn’t been edited at all – it really is that soft, yellow, faded and vignetted. And this is why I love analogue photography.

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