I started taking my own photos when I was around 15 years old when I left South Africa. I was using my parents camera which was a Canon FT, it even had a telephoto lens. When I started high school here in Australia back in 1996 I was so lucky to be able to do photography as one of my classes, which was sooooo different to what I was used to. South African schools didn't offer some thing like that in their education system.
It wasn't until about 2006 that I decided to go digital and bought my first digital camera. Although the camera was not that cheap the use and process was as no further cost. I made the mistake though of selling my film camera, which has always been a regret of mine.
So recently I was looking at film cameras on eBay and come across a build-it-yourself Twin Lens Reflex and bought one. Then not a week later the photographic society in Adelaide had a Photography Market where I was able to find some cheap expired film which I almost didn't buy.
Three weeks later the camera arrived and I set out to put it all together, which was a little nerve wracking.
Last week the 36 exposure film FINALLY came to an end and I could get it developed. As I have a negative scanner I didn't get prints done. I had to wait until I could scan the negs in to see what the final result was.
Here are a few of the photos.
Head over to my flickr and check out the rest of the photos.