It started as a teenager back in the 70’s. I used to borrow my dad’s Fed and head off for a days cycling, returning with pics of cycling companions and the places I’d visited. I then acquired a Rollei B35 – small, compact and easy to carry – the ideal travelling companion.
More recently I turned to digital, until friend and fellow ‘filmwaster’, Andrea Ingram, found out I still owned the Rollei and encouraged me back to film. She introduced me to filmwasters and taught me how to develop my own B&W. She filled my head with talk of toy cameras, pinhole, holga and medium format.
At filmwasters I realised that good photos don’t need to be saturated and pinsharp. I was inspired. I bought an old OM10 off ebay, started to experiment with aperture and shutter speed, movement and depth of field…………………. and then came the holga.
Windy? It started as a user name on a cycling forum about 5 years ago. A (generally) scruffy, bean eating vegetarian who lives in the Outer Hebrides – it sort of describes who and where I am.