Irises on Impossible Project PX680 V4C test film.



A year ago when I was in France visiting my parents, my father was a month or so out from having a gruelling course of chemo and radiotherapy. It aged him about twenty years, took his hair and beard, and left him walking gingerly with a stick, being fed directly into his stomach, as the throat cancer had made it impossible to eat.

One year on, and he’s as fit as a fiddle! We went to the oncologist and the scans were clear; Dr Alphonsi said they were excellent. No stick for walking, eating and drinking are normal, hair and beard are back. I’m very happy!

This picture is from Tuesday in a cafe in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, taking a break during a photo wander.

The 2011 Show!

It’s review of the year time…

The year started with an unexpected gift: a Rolleiflex! My dear departed friend Matt’s mother decided to clear out some of her old film cameras, and wondered if I wanted it, along with an old Polaroid Super Shooter. I did. I love it.

Also, early in the year I got to be one of the beta testers for The Impossible Project’s new PX680 colour film. Very exciting indeed!

I went to France three times this year, spring, summer and autumn.

I took a pleasing photo of my father:

He took a pleasing photo of me:

In August, one of my Polaroids inspired Quilt of the Month at The Purl Bee website!

After six and a half years of commuting from Cambridge, I moved to London!

Loved the Black Frame “Poor Pod” film from The Impossible Project (see above and below)

Also loved the new PX100 film – these were taken with test packs:

And to round off the year, The Impossible Project Blog allowed me to talk about myself…

So Happy New Year, and I hope 2012 is a good one for everybody!