When I was a kid I love playing ‘shop’ and my toy cash-register was my most prized possession. I still love shops, especially lovely little independent ones that I’ve never been to before. Any sort of shop, I really don’t mind. They’re such a great subject if you’re stuck for something to photograph – the kindly shop-owners have done all the hard work for you – whether it be Harrod’s Christmas window display or some altogether more humble efforts, such as greengrocers…
And best of all, a shop full of old books – who can resist?
(I took all these photos in Lyme Regis with my lovely, lovely Pentax
K1000 and my now favourite film – Kodak Ektar 100).
margie12 April 2010 at 13:01
i still have all the peter rabbit books. love the image.
Life with Kaishon15 April 2010 at 01:08
Those are some seriously beautiful books.
April6 June 2010 at 21:14
I have to admit, I haven’t touched my Pentax k1000 for so long but seeing your photos make me want to go back to photography. Sorry, may I know where you got the film from and how much? You live in the UK right?
Thanks in advance!
Angie7 June 2010 at 00:56
Hiya – I am indeed in the UK – I haven’t tried *loads* of different films in my Pentax, but the one I love most is Kodak Ektar 100 which also happens to be pretty cheap too, about £3.50. You can get it from here… http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=104922
I tried the über-cheap development from Tesco (less than £2 for development and CD) but the quality wasn’t brilliant. I was very impressed with the quality from Boots though – a bit more expensive but a definite improvement.
Definitley give it a go though, it’s a fabulous camera and I’ve learnt so much through going back to basics with it.