2017, Roll 67 – Nighttime on Frog Island

I have a friend who is a ‘proper’ photographer. In stark contrast to my haphazard, eclectic and ever-changing output, he thinks about what he’s doing and spends years on projects; researching, planning and shooting his work before finally working out the best way to share it. The results reflect the effort and commitment invested in…

2017, Roll 68: New Lens Time

Originally written for the 35mmc website. At some point last week, I saw Hamish’s tantalising pictures on social media of ten boxes containing the new 7Artisans, 50mm lenses that he had for sale. It’s a lens that’s been causing quite a stir since its launch, due to the winning formula of being an M-mount 50mm,…

2017, Roll 70: #StopBrexitManchester

Iain and I travelled up to the #StopBrexit march yesterday in Manchester. While I’m unsure if it made any kind of difference, I’m pleased that we went along and got involved. I still hold on the hope that as it becomes clearer what a disaster leaving the EU is going to be, more people will…

2017: Roll 66 – #DeltaDefJam

A trip to the Nottingham Contemporary gallery to see the excellent ‘States of America’ show coincided with the first shoot week of the Emulsive Film #DeltaDefJam, so I took along my Leica and a roll of Ilford Delta 100 Pro…

2017, Roll 48: The Tramway Village

A family visit to the tramway village in Crich, Derbyshire with my Uncle-in-Law’s old Smena Symbol and a roll of Poundland Agfa. I still have no idea how to scan colour, and so these look nothing like my usual results from the same film. And in case you missed my previous post about photographing my…

2017, Rolls 35 & 37 – Bring the Paint

Back in June, I took a walk around Leicester’s cultural quarter to admire some of the new street art that was created during the ‘Bring the Paint’ festival of the previous month. There are a few, building-sized murals including a spectacular work by Smug on the city’s LCB Depot. I’d seen his work in Glasgow earlier…

2017, Roll 38 – Lemon

A couple of weeks ago, an old friend called in to drop off a box of old Russian rangefinders that had been languishing in his loft. As I already own a rangefinder or two, I decided to offer these cameras to the @EMULSIVEfilm community in exchange for ‘some film’. I put no limit on what…

2017, Rolls 25 & 32 – Home

The final part of my diary/travelogue/waytorememberitinyearstocome, recording a couple of weeks spent travelling around Europe, shooting mostly black and white film. Previous instalments are here: Part 1 – Cossington, UK – Wioska, PL – Bratislava, SK Part 2 – Bratislava, SK – Orosháza, HU – Szeged, HU – Cossington, UK Part 3 – Cossington – Newcastle…

2017, Rolls 25 & 31 – Still in Scotland

Part eight of my diary/travelogue/waytorememberitinyearstocome, recording a couple of weeks spent travelling around Europe, shooting mostly black and white film. Previous instalments are here: Part 1 – Cossington, UK – Wioska, PL – Bratislava, SK Part 2 – Bratislava, SK – Orosháza, HU – Szeged, HU – Cossington, UK Part 3 – Cossington – Newcastle Part…

2017, Rolls 25 & 31 – Ullapool

Part seven of my diary/travelogue/waytorememberitinyearstocome, recording a couple of weeks spent travelling around Europe, shooting mostly black and white film. Previous instalments are here: Part 1 – Cossington, UK – Wioska, PL – Bratislava, SK Part 2 – Bratislava, SK – Orosháza, HU – Szeged, HU – Cossington, UK Part 3 – Cossington – Newcastle Part…