2018 marks exactly 250 years since Philip Astley began the first circus in the UK, and Circus Wonderland is in town. Showing off his horse riding prowess on a circular indoor track, Astley apparently filled the gaps between his acts with jugglers, magicians and the likes, and the circus was born. The last couple of … Continue reading Circus Wonderland
Having seen a lot of very impressivly recognisably contrasty images on the net, I decided to lock and load a roll of Ferrania P30. The Olympus 35RC with Y2 yellow filter was my chosen camera and the roll exposed at EI 56 and was shot mainly around Devizes and Caswell bay, Gower. I developed in … Continue reading Ferrania P30
At some point a few months back, Martin and Sandeep had floated the idea of a photowalk around London. It sounded like a great idea, and having not met many (any) online film photography folk, I signed up. Time passed, the 24th June arrived, and the meet-up was on. I drove to Swindon and got the … Continue reading London photowalk, June 2017. Roll one, Kodak Double X
In April 2016 I was given a Zeiss Ikon Nettar by a relative who had found it in a charity shop. It all worked great... for about ten minutes and the shutter blades quickly started to stick. I attempted an initial fix. Dismantled, fiddled and sort of floundered. Some progress was made, it stuck less … Continue reading Nettar pinhole
A study of Plymouth. We found a local vintage car museum, pretty small and quiet, but it really had one stand out gem, this Plymouth. This car is/was gorgeous. The way the light reflects off that sheen, the contrast of the bright chrome and the deep black. Hope you enjoy marvelling at it's gorgeousness: Shot on … Continue reading Plymouth
I have started a new experiment/project. The initial impetus was a roll or two of slide film back from the lab that were nearly unusable, being partly over-exposed. Trying not berate myself too much, I thought let's learn from This. Figuring I needed to err on the side of underexposure, I thought I'd try some night exposures. … Continue reading (S)lightspeed. Part 1
Seeing as my aim was to shoot a roll, develop, scan and reflect each month, I have left this a bit late. I have started writing this on the 26th, having just today finished the roll which I began only yesterday. I was unsure whether I'd even work out time to shoot a roll this … Continue reading Roll three – March 2017. The Same River, Twice.
Frosty Reflections. f1.7, 1/125 second I had warned of mundanity in my previous blog post, but you have only just been spared the most uninspired set of pictures that existed. I mean really drab. Putting-the-mono-in monochrome types shots. The highlight was going to be a cat on a bin (I'm not kidding, here it is) … Continue reading Roll One – January 2017. Frosty Reflections.
"An inner process stands in need of outward criteria" - Ludwig Wittgenstein. Philosophical Investigations 1:58 2016 was the year I started developing black and white film. Happy to say I've had some great results, or at least results I am genuinely happy to call my own. The problem is that some have been far worse, … Continue reading Roll zero – December 2016