Monday, October 25, 2010

New film cameras

Last month, before we went on tour, I got an old Soviet VILIA film camera from my relatives.

I shot one roll when we came back, and did not get any super great photos, but i still like the colors and can't wait to shoot more.

This was not the only camera i got last month. Actually, the other one is something even more special:

I've never shot medium format before and i can't wait to try. I am not even sure i know how to use this camera, but today i'm getting the film and i'll try what comes out of this. Unfortunately, it's getting darker and darker every day and winter's coming. Hopefully, we'll still get a couple of sunny days.

I missed shooting film lately, because my Nikon has been broken for a while. Now i can shoot again and if anyone has any advice on what can be done with the cameras i got, i would love to hear. I think Notka has some ideas already :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


One day, among the other advices on how to save paper, i've read that old receipts can be good for writing all kinds of lists on them. After that i've been saving all the receipts i get and writing all my grocery shopping lists on them. But since i don't do that many lists, the old receipts started to pile up. Then i got an idea of making small notebooks out of them. Here's what i got:

The Moomin pics were cut out from my Moomin calendar.

Those are not the only kind of notebooks i've been making recently. I get loads of printed handouts in my uni and most of them are printed on one side. So i made some A5 notebooks and now the other side of each paper can be used as well.

I am planning to give these as presents to some nice people.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back from the tour

The tour was great! We met so many nice people, played with good musicians, got invitations to some splits and compilations and saw beautiful towns and cities we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

I've found travelling by bus much more fun because you get to see lots of tiny villages on the way from one city to another:

Staying over at different people's apartments lets you meet lots of new people as well as some cute pets:

And of course the best thing is to play shows.

And see other great artists play.

Big thanks to Arma from Lithuania, Madame Claude club in Berlin and Tim from Hamburg for organizing shows and being such a nice people! <3