The #FrugalFilmProject  for June: The Agfa Clack in Oiã, 30 June 2023

The #FrugalFilmProject  for June: The Agfa Clack in Oiã, 30 June 2023

It's been a funny old month, but today I managed to get out with the Agfa Clack and take some photos for June. This time it was just under the wire, but I had a plan to make some trichromes of the new street art that had been commissioned by the local council.

Unfortunately, the curse of the 'fat rolls' struck again. A 'fat roll' is where the paper and film doesn't wrap tightly around the film take up spool. If you squeeze it then you can feel it is loose and the likelihood is that light will cause fogging on some of the images, especially near the end of the roll.

I'm beginning to think that the fat roll situation is not caused by the Clack, or by my general incompetence, but by a poorly rolled batched of Fomapan. What I will do at some stage is try a different kind of film in the camera, I think the Clack and Lomochrome Turquoise would get on very well, but in the meantime I will just have to put up with it.

So my plan to make a trichrome of the street art was a bit of a bust, which is a shame since in the morning light the rose is a lovely shade of red. I did take another trichrome of a long abandoned house (one of my favourite subjects in Oiã), which was much more successful. 

On the two remaining frames I experimented with multiple exposures, which was a complete failure and I haven't bothered with that one, and the Vortoscope. If you are not familiar with the Vortoscope it's like an open kaleidoscope; three mirrors fixed together in a triangle shape. Originally developed at the beginning of the 20th century, the Vortoscope shatters its subjects into a myriad pieces.

I chose a black and which garage door, that I also used with the Gameboy, and again the results were spectacular. One month I am certainly going to devote the whole roll to Vortoscope imagery.

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