Armed with an old film camera with one roll of black and white film, I set out on an adventure with my beater bike. I didn’t have much time or money to do anything crazy, so I stuck close to home and went down pathways I’ve always overlooked. In the end I realized there are lots of things to see if you slow down and look around. These are the photos I liked most from that roll of film. I decided not to caption them because I felt like they were pretty self explanatory (or I’m just lazy…).
About the bike:
My beater bike that I use for pub rides, running errands, and other shenanigans is a Raleigh Technium Olympian CX converted to a single speed. It is way too small and the brakes don’t work very well, but it is a fun bike to cruise around on nonetheless. It has a Minoura Gamoh porteur front rack which makes it perfect for grocery store runs. I’ll probably do a full write up on the bike with photos at a later date.
About the camera:
I used a Minolta SR-T 101 that I found at value village for like $5. The lens however is a fairly decent 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, which I had gotten off eBay last year and have used it on a couple camera bodies. I used a roll of Kodak T-Max 100 film. I don’t use this film much so I’m not too comfortable with knowing how things will turn out so I had to do some experimenting. I tried underexposing then overdeveloping and I feel like most of the photos turned out how I had envisioned them.