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Sunday, 3 May 2015


Once again I got another disposable developed. I have a serious addiction to capturing every second of my life on film, and as much as I try to use normal film cameras, it is just so much easier to carry a disposable around with me instead. I've had a few run-ins with the negative side of film recently...getting the roll caught up in the camera, a whole roll not coming out whatsoever, all the photos coming out really dark etc etc, so to be on the safe side I've recently reverted to sticking with disposables for the times I know I want to be sure the photos will come out, as on the whole they are really reliable. My friends have just got used to a camera being permanently glued to my hand - as annoying as it probably is, I think it's worth the extra weight in my bag as I know when I'm older I'll have so many photos to look back on. I know I could just be a normal teenager and use a digital camera or my phone camera instead, but for some reason I just love the effect of film.



The above photos were taken in Notting Hill after work a week or so ago. The houses there are so huge and beautiful that it's quite difficult to fight the urge not to wander aimlessly around there all day and try to discover them all. I wore a Beyond Retro shirt, Urban Outfitters skirt, Rokit shoes and H&M tights from Amanda who I work for at Hirst Antiques. They are the perfect shade of mustard and make me so happy when I wear them (I just really really love the colour mustard).
Anyway, I was sent an amazing collection of vintage clothes from the amazing Cuff N Roll, and thought why not photograph them using film? I thought it would make a change and hopefully show them in the sort of retro light they would have been intended to be seen in.






Cuff N Roll have such a wide selection of items - from quirky, cosy one-off jumpers like the one I wore above, to necessities like plaid shirts and Levi shorts.





As said my friends probably get so annoyed at my obsession with photo-taking but I like to think that maybe they'll thank me later, as it does mean they'll have candid photos to look back on in the future. Who knows.





I adore vintage basics like plaid shirts and retro logo t-shirts - they are the kind of things everyone needs in their wardrobe as they make great outfits that are really quick and easy to put together. Cuff N Roll sell a great selection, for example the t-shirt and shirt I am wearing above. There is nothing better to do art or work in than a cosy, loose plaid shirt.
Thank you Cuff N Roll for the clothes, and seriously check them out for amazing retro finds!


33 comments:

  1. Nice snaps girl. :) Rad outfit with yellow tights in the first few shots.

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  2. your film photos are gorgeous ellie! I have gained the same obsession but prefer digital photos to film but I can only do so much processing. still it's a lot cheaper but I understand what you mean by people feeling annoyed at the obsession to capture every single moment on a camera! <3

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    1. thank you so much!! and yeah I do kind of wish I was more into digital - I think if I knew how to edit photos more I might be more inclined to use it! and I love your photos, they are always amazing! xx

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  3. Love the photography, and your check shirt in the last few shots!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  4. this post looks so cozy and I love your red hair!
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  5. This is such a sweet post!

    alexinwanderlust.blogspot.com.au

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  6. LOVE this post! Photography is stunning as always <3 x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I have a slight obsession with film cameras and even though I have four film camera's + enough film rolls to get through I do still love going and buying disposable cameras, they're so much lighter and a lot less hassle to get developed and stuff

    http://interestingrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. The first photograph is amazing as are all the others! xx
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  9. I love your photography everything comes out so beautiful. I love the effect and you look gorgeous!
    Jade x

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  10. I love this post! I tried my hand at disposable cameras and although it seems fool proof, only 3 photos were able to be developed as I forgot to use flash :( I am so stupid hahaha.
    You've definitely inspired me to try again though!
    Laura xx
    http://laura-louisee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you!! and haha don't worry that's happened to me so many times!!! once you get used to putting the flash on you start to do it automatically, but at first I lost so many photos for that reason!! xx

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  11. I love these photos so much!
    I really want to start shooting all my blog photos on film but I'm never organised enough to get them developed in time and I always worry my outfit shots won't come out well. I'm making it my mission to have my film camera on me all the time though. xo
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. thank you! yeah I can't afford to do it all the time but I do try and use film as much as I can as I just love the effect! It's risky though as so many times the photos I've wanted haven't come out as expected! xx

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  12. disposables definitely make me value photography a lot more, as there is only a limited amount it makes each one that much more valuable than a dozen filtered selfies x

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    1. yeah! exactly - each one is like a little moment you wanted to capture and you think more about each photo that you take! <3

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  13. aww ellie, this post is so cute! your photos are as adorable as your wonderful outfits ♥ and I get that disposable thing - it's a thousand times better than instagram filters and a lot more personal somehow.
    ♥♥♥
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    1. thank you so much!! yeah that's exactly it - they are really personal for some reason!? <3 <3

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  14. I love every single one of these pictures! ah you're gorgeous,girl!

    x Inés
    www.riotsandroses.blogspot.com

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  15. hey! really love the outcome of the photos with the disposable camera that you use..! What exact camera is it? :)

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    1. thank you !!! it's a kodak funsaver! I buy them from snappy snaps! x

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  16. Such an incredible print on your shirt. And LOVE the bold colour of your tights x

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  17. I always love the pictures you show on here... There's something eerie about them... I like it. Also, when we're on the topic of liking, I love the outfit you're wearing in the first few photographs... Ochre is always a good idea. ;)

    Love,
    Dominique

    fashionedbypluche.blogspot.com

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  18. Love these photos! I love your outfit in the first pic, those tights are so pretty. Disposable is great fun.

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