Bidart, France

Bidart is a small community nestled in the Basque Country, within a stone's throw of the Spanish border on the French side. Surrounded by world-class waves the village seems in somewhat of a time-warp. This is especially apparent as soon as you cross the border into Spain and notice the striking differences. I was able to spend a very short time in the area back last May, and was clouded in by horrid weather, yet the charm and beauty seeped in and is calling me to return upon soonest availability...

SEM Kim

At some point along the way, and I really don't remember when or how, I acquired a SEM Kim. Camerapedia tells me a SEM Kim is a 35mm rangefinder made by the French camera maker SEM in 1947 and that it was a relaunch of Cornu's Renya. That is literally all I know about the camera except for the fact that is very small, rather hard to operate and has certainly lived quite a life already. A couple years ago I loaded in a roll of black and white film and carried it around with me every now and again, never quite figuring out how to wind it successfully and clearly misjudging the exposure without a light meter. The result is this collection of mainly accidentally double-exposed pictures that feature a very mixed bag of light...