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, Rolls 24 & 30 – Scottish Concrete

Part six 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 4…

2017, Rolls 22 & 28 – Hit The North

This is the third instalment of my diary/travelogue/waytorememberitinyearstocome recording a couple of weeks spent travelling around Europe shooting black and white film. Other parts are here: Part 1 – Cossington, UK – Wioska, PL – Bratislava, SK Part 2 – Bratislava, SK – Orosháza, HU – Szeged, HU – Cossington, UK Sunday 23rd April –…

2017, Roll 12 – Roger Remjet!

I took part in the @EMULSIVEsanta gift exchange last year and was paired with a very generous guy in the States. Among the bundle of gifts that he sent over, were 4 hand-rolled canisters of Fuji Eterna 160 tungsten corrected cinefilm.

2017, Roll 11 – Million Dollar Bills

Before we start, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s a piece on why the results that we enjoy from film are not the same as shooting digital and then adding effects. It’s one of the best explanations of a subject that I’ve always found difficult to pin down. See what you think:…

2017, Roll 18 – Format Festival

Last weekend, I took a trip up to Derby to see the biennial Format Festival. As usual, it’s an excellent show with a real variety of artists and locations in which to see the work. There is a limited amount of that awful ‘photographic art’ at the festival (think BJP cover with a skinny, ill looking woman…

2017, Roll 10 – Aeaea

Another roll shot on our trip to Poland last month. This time it’s Kodak Portra 400, that I accidentally shot at 200, resulting in what looks to me like slightly more colour than usual.