The Petrol Station Series 3: Third Is a Charm

It has finally landed – the third instalment of the Petrol Station Series!

For the third series I went down to South London (or ‘Sarf London’ as I like to call it) to shoot many petrol stations, which I began from Saturday 8th February through to Friday 28th February 2020, with eight days of those two weeks shooting. I went travelling through Tulse Hill, Streatham, Peckham, Clapham and even went to Croydon a few times than I should, mostly in the evening. Also I went to a few places I had never been before.

Planning began late last year around the time I was shooting the second series. There were many last minute changes along the way, quite literally even I had to make a few tweaks on the road. It didn’t impact the project overall, just my routes made some detours.

Like the previous two series, my camera of choice was an Olympus Mju 1. This time my chosen film was a roll of Kodak Tmax 3200, that expired in January of this year, and I wanted to go black and white. I had shot Tmax 3200 before, for the first time on a Canon compact camera where I was quite satisfied with the results and even wrote about it here for my Tried and Tested Thursday feature.

With this series I will be posting entries twice a week: Tuesdays and Saturdays, although there might some days I might miss however I will post it on another day. Unlike some of the previous series posts where I would go in depth, I might do some entries as photo essays due to the amount of stations I had shot per day. There were a couple of occasions, I had shot eight in one night. It would be better to do a summary with useful or relevant information, which I will try my best.

I will be posting the series over my Instagram at janninesphotos (if you haven’t, follow me). Alternatively you can follow the hashtags #petrolstationseries3, #petrolstationseriessarflondon or #petrolstationseries.

I’m very excited about the third series and finally unveiling it to everyone!! The first post will be from tomorrow!!

Take care and stay safe

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