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…

Week 20: Another Multi-Part Roll

Week 20 comes courtesy of a few more random trips to Chinatown and H St. I have had mixed results with trying to push Tri-X two stops in the past, but I know that it was entirely my fault for trying to capture photons that just weren’t there. This time I gave in and used…

Week 19: Georgetown

Week 19 is brought to you by random stuff. The black and white shots are from a roll that sat in my T60 for about a month. Half of it was randoms, and the other half got shot on the same trip as the Holga. Those are their own special thing. I was out with my…

Week 18: Chinatown, with a side of T-MAX 400

In week 18, I did some more exploring around my usual haunts in Chinatown. This time I thought it might be productive to make some challenges for myself. The first challenge was to “get low”, and the second was to make an interesting photo of a parking meter. Both happened, although I’ll let you be…

Week 15: Shooting With Aidan

I’ve been holding onto a few weeks worth of posts  for about a month in the hopes of keeping things chronological, but realizing that I’ve got a lot of rolls piling up, I figure I should publish some of it at least. These shots come courtesy of Week 15. The first two are from a park that…

Week 12, pinholes

No cool workshops to take, and while there were more St Paddy’s Day parades, I decided one was enough.  So I broke out the pinholes to try my hand at them again on a bright and sunny day. And because it was bright and sunny and I didn’t want Pinhole Assist to say “Expose for…

Eclectic Week 11

Part of this project, for me, is getting beyond my comfort zone to do some new shooting.  This week ended up being a great start along that path, first with a studio lighting workshop then a parade and shooting more people shots.  Three rolls with three different cameras.  Not a single shot without some person…