Beyond animating and painting, I spend a lot of time photographing and filming stuff. I don’t really ever post it because it’s always been such a learning tool, but as I begin to fuse it into my work, I thought why the hell not. So, here’s a little film thing I shot recently.
Over the summer, I had the chance to go to lovely Greece. Whilst out there I shot a ton of images and film on my Fujifilm XT-20. Most of the time I was shooting on my Fuji 18 - 55mm lens. But I also took a new lens with me - a late night ebay purchase that has come into its own. The lens in question is the Helios 44-m. It’s a super cheap and accessible soviet lens from the 70’s. Ebay is full of them for around £20 - £40. It’s durable, easy to use and beautiful in its imperfections.
This is my first time playing with vintage lenses on my Fuji camera and I’ll definitely be looking to expand the set soon. Even with the additional crop from the APS-C sensor, the charm and character that these lenses have is something else. I’ve got plenty more footage and images from the past year, so I’ll be posting more on that soon. In fact, this might just be the start of a live-action film…who knows.