Wednesday, 13 June 2012

expecting the unexpected is always more fun

a few months ago, I discovered the world of film photography (bit overdramatic) and I fell in love with it. I bought my first film slr camera (canon eos 650) from ebay and some film and quickly began taking pictures. admittedly, looking back on my first roll of film, it took me a while to learn the tricks of the trade but sooner or later I figured out how to change the settings to suit my environment and now, seven rolls of film onwards and seven trips to the camera shop onwards, I have been left with a lovely selection of photo's that I'm excited to look back on in a few years.
taking pictures on film is very different to the usual snap of a digital camera, first of all, you are left with a satisfying shutter sound each time - which is undeniably (aside from seeing the pictures afterwards), one of the greatest factors associated with using film cameras. another thing which is nerve wracking at times but always ends up for the best is the fact that you do not know what your picture will turn out like, I personally think that this is one of the greatest parts of film photography because you are purely attempting to take photo's of the things that you know you will not regret, it's the most exciting part of it because film photography is all about spontaneously taking a picture and waiting for the outcome - sometimes you'll be pleased and sometimes you won't but that's the best part, waiting to see how the pictures will turn out. as much as i love taking pictures though, the only problem is each roll  of film only allows 36 photos, which stresses me out a bit, because i can be rather ocd at times and also the developing stages are a bit painful for my purse but it's all balanced out by what is produced out of it!
admittedly, i'm not a photographer, so my pictures are definitely not at exhibition standards! however, i thought i'd share a few of them just to give anyone who is thinking of joining the world of film photography (which i'd definitely recommend)! - kimiya xx


obviously my ability to scan my pictures in straight is non existent, but let's try and put that aside!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

a week in with the Vintage

I actually have something exciting to write about for a change! This past week, i was lucky enough to have a work-experience placement at Vintage Seekers. Now, if you are like me, and when someone says vintage you think charity shops, because that is all you can afford, you can imagine how excited i was to work alongside legendary names, including Chanel, Dior and so many more names that i so hope to one day make up my closet . My first day, being extremely nervous, i started to understand a bit more why Anne Hathaway panics so much in Devils Wears Prada, but lucky the people i met couldn't off been more different. i straight away fell in love with the ambiance of the white bricked wall office, the view on Covent Garden and just generally the niceness that filled the room. after my some what panicked and rushed first day, feeling too shy to ask a question but at the same time so confident that in 10 years i would be so happy in this exact place, my second day was a bit more relaxed and i was definitely oblivious to my age, feeling about 5 years older, catching my train, grabbing a Starbucks hot chocolate (i don't like coffee yet!) and simply in love with this feeling of independence. the day continued with a tour around an Arts Fair, and i use the word "fair" loosely, the cheapest item their was hardly under £100 and it went all the way into the millions, but there is no denying that there was definitely some beautiful treasures to be found, Vintage Cartier watches and Louis Vuitton cases, oh and a baby elephant skeleton, something i'm actually considering adding to my wishlist!  The week continued, never failing to interest me and question my future carer path, now considering even more and more that maybe i should dare the fashion industry! All in all, it was been quiet an exciting week, one not to forget and definitely one that has changed my view and confused me ( but i suppose that is a good thing to be confused now and not later) in my future choices (not that it was ever clear).
No surprise that Covent garden was looking festive, Britain is no stranger to being patriotic!

Being quiet the celebrity watcher i was so excited to see the dress worn by Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn.
I do wish i liked coffee!

Friday Afternoon, can't blame the office for being emptier then usual

Never thought i would get so good at running after a train!