All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.
Before visiting the Meret Oppenheim exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau yesterday I wanted to quickly shoot a test roll at the Ministry of War/Finance right next to our destination. I had abused the film by boiling it in water for 5 minutes and wanted to see how it turns out. The only problem was that at 3.30pm it was already starting to get dark. With this light I only managed to shoot about 30 pictures and knew that there was already too little light. Back home after the exhibition I didn’t have the time to push the roll and so I was a bit worried that it might turn out a bit thin. Well, no reason to worry about light, since my film destruction efforts were a little too effective anyway. There were only 8 shots where the emulsion was not completely destroyed. Next time I’ll try boiling it for one minute only. It was a fun experiment anyway and maybe I can save a couple of shots from the roll.
The exhibition was quite nice by the way. I already visited it once before, but that time we went there so late that we could not see everything. Yesterday with enough time I could appreciate it all a little more. I especially liked her early work and the pictures of her taken by Man Ray. Most of her newer work was a bit too overly conceptualised for my liking. It seemed to lack the immediacy of her earlier work. Still, it was interesting to see it anyway.
The pictures I am posting today are probably the last ones from San Sebastian until I manage to scan some film. Since I just arrived in Chemnitz and my scanner as well as my negatives are in Berlin this will probably only happen in about 2 weeks. Not to worry though, there are tons of shots from Berlin I can show you as well.