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Keeping it local. Photography using 35 and 120 film.

Posted on January 1, 2016

On a personal level, 2015 proved to be a remarkable year. I rediscovered my joy for photography. Something that had waned during years prior. Over the course of the year I began taking photos using 120 and 35mm film in conjunction with my trusty Nikon DSLR. I also amassed a, now out of control, collection of film cameras and even invested in some broken (and now repaired by my fair hands!) Super 8 cameras, film stock and even a Super 8 projector, which I am in the process of restoring.

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Pink Bullets: The Making Of A ‘Zine

Posted on July 17, 2015

Pink Bullets: The Making Of A Zine from Ian Cortina on Vimeo.

This video was put together to compliment a project I completed in May 2013. I decided to create a fanzine about STG’s, or shooting games. As an aside I thought it would be nice to put together a sort of ‘making of’ video showcasing the stages of the zine, from initial research to listing all the countries around the world that my fanzine managed to reach. I am really pleased with the results and am still amazed how many people contacted me to say they enjoyed reading it.

Maybe one day I will make another volume!

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Pi-ump Up The Volumio!

Posted on April 19, 2014

Firstly, may I apologise for the rather tabloid-esque headline to this entry. Secondly, I have a confession to make. I’ve owned a Fiio E09K and a Fiio E17 sat gathering dust on my desk for nearly 18 months and I’ve not even powered them on once. Until today.

This morning, while supping on some cold coffee I forgot I made at the crack of dawn, I was somehow drawn to watching endless YouTube videos about the failed Sinclair C5 electric bicycle car. From endless test drive footage, to heartfelt restoration projects, heck I even revisted the excellent BBC4 documentary Micro Men to round off my mornings entertainment on a high! What followed about 5 minutes later was utterly absurd. Watching this endless stream of media about a failed project suddenly sparked an overwhelming sense of guilt of failed projects that I may have left lurking in the furthest outposts of my homestead. I switched off the television and disconnected my phone from Chromecast and scurried about the house, looking at several of my failed projects, each one tugging at my overwhelming sense of guilt, begging to be picked up and finished.

Well, yesterday evening I did finish restoring my PC Engine GT console, which was nice. One project down, thousands to go. But what next?

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