That Thing About A Film Camera


I start a roll, don’t finish it at one go, and then start and stop over months. I sometimes have to look very hard for a film camera; as much as I know it is secreted in some pocket or another, it is sometimes in a drawer, or well, just lying there in plain sight.

Sometimes, shots from months before have to wait for a holiday to be taken before they can see the light of day.

I recently developed several rolls, and I hence had to get a copy of Name Mangler (a file renaming app). I used to have a free copy, but I’m now all for paying for software and who knows if that old copy still works, and anyway, having more than several files to rename makes one soft. Who would have known that this app and film photography went together…


So I have a roll which started in November 2013, glanced upon December 2013, and then went straight to February 2014. And everything is not there anymore except maybe in these shots, and I don’t remember 1 December being sunny but here is proof. And looking at these pictures, which are of the Singapore Art Book Fair, I thought a thought I didn’t know I had: I hope they organise this again.




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  1. Annabella

    Hi! The photos (esp those in Melb) look amazing! Did you get your Natura Classica off eBay?

    I’ve been looking for them for the longest time but they’re all so expensive – how much did you pay for yours?

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