The last few weeks have been so rad shooting with these cameras, I tried to carry it with me everywhere I went so I can give you a slice of Sydney summer .
When I was a grom I used to buy those disposable waterproof cameras to take shots of my mates and I bodyboarding and I remember my dad telling me about the mighty Nikonos but I couldn't afford the coupla hundred bucks they were going for. Fast forward 15 years and ive got digital gear worth ten times as much and im shooting at every opportunity both in the water and on land, then last year I started shooting a bit of film and I love the whole experience of carefully planning and excecuting a shot rather than blazing away with multiple frames per second. Then the anticipation of getting a roll developed, driving home trying to look at the negatives, putting the cd of scans in the computer and bang, it all comes to life! the first shots on a roll were sometimes from a month ago and I can tell every shot has had more thought put into it than my digital shots. Film shots have such a cool vibe to me and different films and cameras give styles beyond what the shooter planned.
When I got the NIKONOS in my hands I just loved the feel of it, sturdy, purposeful and looked like a tool not a toy. So around my neck it went, and out into the ocean we go, Its easy to swim with it even if Im carrying my digital rig as well. The last two weeks I had a nikonos with me at all times, trying different films and techniques and thinking about the other stoked guys and girls you have included in the project. The shots I got back have been a mix of complete failures to some of my favourites film shots ive taken and a few happy accidents that have turned out pretty rad.
When it comes time to pass on my NIKONOS so it can continue on its mission. Im definitely gonna try to hunt a good one down so I can keep exploring the possibilities with these funky amphibious photo machines. For now im gonna keep burning film