5×5 Velvia

Velvia 100 is my favourite colour film, and I managed to order 5 boxes of 5 rolls via a recent sale… The unreal part is what this would have cost me, if I paid the retail price! I almost ran out of Velvia when down South & bought a couple of rolls at a retail camera shop…
They charged me NZ$48 per roll or $225 for a box of 5! So 5 boxes of 5 would cost NZ$1,125! Compare that to Yodobashi where 1 roll of Velvia 100 costs Y1,220 (NZ$15.45) and a box of 5 costs Y5,330 (NZ$67.49) – so my stack of 5x 5 rolls x Velvia 100 in Japan would cost N$337.45… not $1,125

For B&W film I stocked up via BHPhoto, since apparently low iso monochrome film doesn’t have the same issues as colour with XRays… and not many local shops actually stock Kodak TriX400, let alone TMax100…

Camera shops in NZ currently sell Kodak TriX400 for NZ$15/roll…
BHPhoto stock it for US$4.95 = NZ$6.87 & Yodobashi stock it for Y937 = NZ$11.86

Camera shops in NZ sell Kodak TMax100 for NZ$16/roll…
BHPhoto stock it for US$5.09/roll = NZ$7.07, Yodobashi stock it for Y880 = NZ$11.13

Kodak is presumably manufactured in USA (which explains why its cheaper to buy it in the USA) and same vice versa for Fuji, in Japan… But that local NZ pricing on Velvia 100 just seems excessive…

My “beer” fridge



Why 35mm is booming – And what might happen next – By Stephen Dowling
35mm films you can still buy today – part 1
35mm films you can still buy today – part 2
35mm films you can still buy today – part 3

Detritus 429

▶ Zimoun: Compilation Video 3.7 (2017)


▶ “So much of what “Twin Peaks” is in people’s minds, is Angelo’s music. And then I guess it’s that moaning wind. I love winds. I think that wind sound came from Alan Splet, when he was in Findhorn, in northern Scotland, I think it was. He was recording winds in the ’70s. It’s a wind that just feels so good to me….” – NYTimes


▶ An homage to the great Giorgio Moroder by Nicolo Bianchino


▶ There is a great article in latest issue of The Wire about Peter King, who creates vinyl lathe cuts and who happens to live about 20min from my parents house.. check the photos at The Wire


▶ fake shadow street art


▶ Berna is available again


▶ Great advice from great local director Gaylene Preston, speaking specifically to women in the film industry: ‘play the long game’


▶ very interesting idea: PATCHBOOK a mark up language for documenting modular synth patches



▶ found your mantra?


▶ I can’t make it through more then 15 seconds of most modular synth videos…
but this is beautiful




7 Years, 44 Libraries

The HISSandaROAR 7th Birthdale Sale is now launched
use discount code ‘MURPHY’ to get 50% off everything
(except Site Licenses and COMPLETE)

nuzic 36

▶ Ametsub – Mbira Lights 1 on nothings66


▶ Mount Kimbie – We Go Home Together ft. James Blake


▶ Seamus O’Muineachain – Cloves via bandcamp


▶ Mike Schommer – Anamnesis 12″


▶ John Luther Adams – The Light that fills The World


Detritus 428



▶ “In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored….”


▶ marion pinaffo and raphaël pluvinage create a pop-up book of DIY electronics
via designboom


▶ backed up your soundcloud yet? Here is the best way
(I backed mine up manually… 490 clicks and 9.6GB later…)


▶ great Q&A with Bjork


▶ extracted minerals rendered into their landscapes by Dillon Marsh


▶ RIP Eric Zumbrunnen – editor on every Spike Jonze movie… and this awesome vid:


Open C





Past Pencarrow Head & home!





Full Circle

On my way home I stopped for the night at a great AirBnB apartment in Nelson, and it rained pretty much the entire way from when I took the photos of the Kea at Arthurs Pass until I got to Nelson.

I had chosen this apartment as it’s on a hill directly above Nelson port and the photos of the view looked amazing… But when I got up the next morning I actually LOL’d at the view!

It amused me that a month ago, on my first morning in Kenepuru Sound I woke to a view of fog filling the sounds… And I then proceeded to shoot some of the best photos of the entire trip… So I wasn’t disappointed at a lack of the panoramic view, far from it… But I just hoped the fog would lift enough to see something, before check out time…