Abandoned Tin Dredge
Kodak T-Max 400 on Holga GCFN
These pictures are from one of the first few rolls I shot on my Holga GCFN, the Holga that captured my heart from that very first roll I shot on it. I probably have said this a thousand times, but I love looking into my Holga to marvel at the simplicity of the build and machanism of this plastic camera that many call a toy camera. I love the dreamy images produced with a plastic lens on the Holga, but I absolutely adore the extra pinch of sharpness the glass lens offers. The only secret to getting amazing film photos on the Holga is to shoot it under the perfect light when on N-mode (shutter speed at about 1/100, aperture f/8 or f/11) or with a tripod on Bulb mode.
The pictures above were shot at an old tin dredge in Batu Gajah, Perak in Malaysia, which was in operation from 1938-1982.
From the goTaiping.com website,
The dredge would run on diesel generated electricity 24 hours a day, in two shifts with approximately 20 workers per shift. The conveyor buckets would dig the tin-bearing soil and transport it upwards, emptying the contents into an oscillating drum. The tin would then be extracted through a system of jigs and screens, leaving the excess material to e disposed of via a system of chutes at the back of the dredge. (which you can see in the third image above!)