Every Summer is my first film photography zine: 48 pages of colour film photography shot on six compact cameras on the Isle of Wight in September 2019.

All of the images below appear in the book, you can listen to the podcast above for descriptions of the images.

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Buy a copy of Every Summer before the end of June 2020 and you’ll also receive three limited edition art print postcards!

Is it time for a cream tea yet? Old Thatch Teashop (circa 1690), Shanklin / Fujifilm Klasse S / Kodak Portra 400

Red railway wagon / Olympus XA / Kodak Portra 400 (EI200)

The Needles chairlift / Voigtlander Vito C / Kodak Ektar 100

The jet boat! / Voigtlander Vito C / Kodak Ektar

Jumpin Star / Olympus LT-1 / Kodak Gold 200

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Mirror, mirror / Canon Prima AS-1 / Fujifilm Natura 1600

Sandown Pier / Canon Prima AS-1 / Fujifilm Natura 1600

The ice cream van / Olympus LT-1 / Kodak Gold 200

The coastal path / Olympus XA / Kodak Portra 400 (EI200)

The sea stacks / Olympus LT-1 / Kodak Gold 200

Freshwater Bay / Disderi Robot / Kodak Pro Image 100

The swimmers / Fujifilm Klasse S / Kodak Ektachrome 100

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Light leak on the bay / Olympus XA / Kodak Portra 400 (EI200)

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Bird statue, Godshill / Fujifilm Klasse S / Kodak Ektachrome

The Island Line / Disderi Robot / Kodak Pro Image 100

Every Summer film photography zine

Hello! I’m Matt Murray. I’m a photographer, writer and podcaster from Brisbane, Australia. In 2019, my family and I spent six nights on the Isle of Wight as part of a one-month overseas trip. My wife spent many summers there growing up, but although I’d lived in the UK for 13 years, this was my first visit. When I got back to Australia, I had my film developed: there was something special about these images, so I decided to publish them.

Every Summer is my first film photography zine: forty-eight pages of colour film photographs and original anecdotes about the Isle of Wight. Essentially, it’s a book of images depicting my relationship with England. Comforting. Idyllic. Deeply nostalgic. My photos are influenced by traditional travel photography. Shooting in colour, I like to compose by decluttering what I see through the frame, presenting the viewer with a scene that they could stumble across themselves.

Every Summer Film Photography Zine

Every Summer zine details

  • Full colour perfect bound book.
  • 48 pages of colour film photography on uncoated 150gsm paper (international edition) / 170gsm paper (Australian edition).
  • 4 page colour book cover printed on 300gsm silk paper with a smooth soft touch laminate finish.
  • Introduction about the book from the author.
  • Anecdotes about locations around the Isle of Wight.
  • Two double-page spreads.
  • Full details of cameras and film stock used for each photo.
  • Three limited edition art prints (for orders made before the end of June 2020).

Every Summer film photography zine

Buy Every Summer film photography zine

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Take a closer look at Every Summer

48 pages of colour film photography

Every Summer features 48 pages of colour film photography, here’s an excerpt of the PDF contact sheet:

Every Summer film photography book zine

Colour film photographs

Colour film photography shot on location on the Isle of Wight, England, in September 2019.

Every Summer film photography zine

Anecdotes

Every Summer contains anecdotes from the author about locations featured in the book.

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Two double-page spreads

Every Summer contains two photos printed as double-page spreads.

Every Summer film photography zine

Six compact cameras used: from a toy camera to a premium point and shoot

Every Summer features images from six compact cameras:

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Full details of each film stock used

Film stocks used in the book: Kodak Pro Image 100, Kodak Ektachrome 100, Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Gold 200, Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Natura 1600.

Every Summer film photography book

Three limited edition art print postcards

Order before the end of May 2020 to receive all three!

Every Summer art prints

Every Summer podcast episode

Don’t forget to listen to episode 31 of Matt Loves Cameras “Every Summer: film photography on the Isle of Wight” for more sample images from the book and details on places we visited.

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In late August 2019, I met a giant of film photography podcasting. I say giant, because not only is he an integral part of one of the world’s favourite analogue photography podcasts, but also becuase he’s actually very tall. I am of course talking about when I drove down from Shropshire to meet Graeme from the Sunny 16 podcast in rural Oxfordshire.

Dumb and Dumber? / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

We raced around small villages, we shot expired film on plastic point and shoots, we recorded some audio, we talked about photography, and we were both very, very nervous about getting back to Graeme’s house late for dinner.

Some would call this rendezvous a meeting of two gentlemen, two intellectuals, two scholars. Others would describe it as rerun of Dumb and Dumber. Either way, check out the amazing photos below!

Images talked about in this episode

Selfie! That’s me with Graeme doing something in the background… I dread to think what he was up to… Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

Tractor / Matt / Panasonic C-525AFMatt / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

Hay bale / Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

The Giant / Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

Church doorway / Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

Sigh… I fell into the minimum focus distance trap. Here are some blackberries (or are they deadly nightshade?!) Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

English church / Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

RAF plane / Matt / Panasonic C-525AF / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2006

Hay bales / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Road sign / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Pandas / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Tombstone / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Village church / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

End of summer / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Check out that red! / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Moving selfie / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Ze plane, ze plane / Graeme / Olympus AF-10 XB / Expired Jessops Everyday Diamond film 2007

Me clearly not impressed by Graeme’s Jollubitel (spelling?)

 

Mountains, lakes, cheese and chocolate. Fondue, trains, croissants and Swiss Army pocket knives. In August we spent an amazing five days and four nights in Switzerland. But what’s the link between Switzerland and cheap Instax Wide film?

Episode summary

  • Arrivng in Switzerland
  • My previous trips to Switerland in 1995 and 2007
  • Journey to Wengen in the Jungfrau region
  • Trip to see the snow at the Jungfraujoch
  • Day trip to Grindewald First to experience the First Glider, mountain karting, and trotti bikes!
  • Golden Pass line from Interlaken to Montreux
  • Beautiful Montreux on Lake Geneva
  • Chateau de Chillon
  • Day trip to Gruyeres
  • Shopping in Geneva

Images talked about in this episode

Wengen, Fujifilm X-T3. (Please forgive a rare digital image on Matt Loves Cameras!)

View from the gondola. Fujifilm Klasse S on Kodak Portra 400.

Grindewald First. Mint InstantKon RF70 on Instax Wide.

A promotional photo for the First Glider showing the activity in good weather!

Tissot Cliff Walk, Fujifilm X-T3

Kids on the cliff walk! Fujifilm X-T3

Alpine cows, Grindewald. Mint InstantKon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Mountain bike! Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200

Mountain chalet. Olympus LT-1 on Kodak Gold 200.

Flowers on Lake Geneva, Fujifilm Klasse S with Kodak Portra 400.

Flowers, Lake Geneva. Olympus XA on Kodak Gold 200.

Flowers on Lake Geneva, Olympus LT-1 on Kodak Gold 200.

Flowers, Lake Geneva. Mint InstantKon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Feeding the birds, Olympus LT-1 on Kodak Gold 200.

Swans, Lake Geneva, Olympus LT-1 on Kodak Gold 200.

Boarding the paddle steamer, Montreux. Olympus LT-1 with Kodak Gold 200.

Chateau de Chillon, Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200.

Chateau de Chillon, Olympus LT-1 on Kodak Gold 200.

On the Belle Epoque paddle boat, Lake Geneva. Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200.

Kids enjoying the boat ride! Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200.

Swan, Lake Geneva. Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200.

On Lake Geneva, Fujifilm Klasse S with Kodak Portra 400.

La Gruyere train, Disderi Robot with Kodak Gold 200.

View from the station, Montreux. Mint InstantKon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Four days, three nights in steamy Hong Kong with a Mint InstantKon RF70 and a fistful of point and shoots. Markets, tram rides, protests, and too many rollercoasters… but how many cameras did I take on my overseas holiday? That is the big question.

Episode summary

  • Our trip – one month overseas in Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK
  • Cameras and film I took with me with – carry on
  • Cameras I took with me – checked baggage
  • Hong Kong arrival
  • Hong Kong
    • Markets
    • Star Ferry
    • Champagne Court camera stores
    • Mint Camera store
    • Hong Kong trams
  • Lots of drama the night we left Hong Kong
  • Holga Week – did you shoot your Holga?
  • Find out more about the 2019 Emulsive Secret Santa – if you sign up, put on the form that you found out about it from Matt Loves Cameras and maybe Em will *finally* add us to his list of film photography podcasts!
  • Episode 18 encouraged Sergio from Fresno, CA to buy a Mint InstantKon RF70!

Hong Kong markets

Bird Market, Hong Kong. Fujifilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Market Produce, Hong Kong. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400. The Klasse S and XA shots are almost identical!

Market produce, Hong Kong. Olympus XA on Kodak Gold 200.

Love the colours! Hong Kong. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Flower Market, Hong Kong. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Beautiful blooms at the Flower Market. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

 

Hong Kong street scene, Disderi Robot on Kodak Gold 200.

Protests

Terrible photo, but the only one I got of the protests. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Star Ferry

Bus station at Kowloon. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Star Ferry. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Hong Kong Harbour. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Lens fog on the Star Ferry. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Hong Kong Harbour. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Hong Kong Island. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Need a rickshaw? Call Mr Hung! Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

Dusk over the harbour. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Champagne Court

Olympus XA and Lomo LC-A

Leica lenses – as a rough guide, divide by 8 for USD, by 10 for GBP and 5 for AUD

Olympus Pen cameras

Nikon lenses at Champagne Court

Hong Kong trams

Taking a selfie on a Hong Kong tram. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Trams on Hong Kong island. Fujfilm Klasse S, Kodak Portra 400.

View from the back of a tram, Hong Kong. Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Hong Kong trams. Why were they all lined up at 4pm? Listen to the episode and find out! Mint Instantkon RF70 on Instax Wide.

Our departure

Holiday Inn had almost closed up by the time we wanted to leave for the airport.

My wife is a little alarmed by the crowds gathering