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