In dire need of a bit of R&R, some inspiration and a birthday treat, the boy and I headed off to lovely Southwold for a weekend break. For a change of creative tact we went armed with “How to be an explorer of the world” by Kerri Smith and no less than four different cameras – a Fuji Instax, a digital camera each and the Diana Mini.

Southwold via Fuji Instax

Southwold via Fuji Instax

These are the best of our Fuji Instax shots. To get ourselves in full explorer mode and to avoid the usual seaside photographic cliches, we set nine photographic themes. Here are the best shots from each theme…

Grey things

Grey things

Blue things

Blue things

Very small things

Very small things

Typography

Typography

Light, reflections etc

Light, reflections etc

Squares

Squares (because the first photo of the day was a square)

Cracks, damage or decay

Cracks, damage or decay

Texture, pattern or patina

Texture, pattern or patina

A different perspective

A different perspective

A breath of fresh sea air!

(Pictures taken on the Diana Mini using red scale negative 35mm film to follow as soon as I’ve had them processed!)

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