2017, Rolls 23 & 29 – The Kingdom of Fife

Part five 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 Part 3 – Cossington – Newcastle Part 4…

2017, Rolls 22 & 29 – Into Scotland

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 Part 3 – Cossington…

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 –…

Weeks 47 and 48 – Poland (reprise)

I was in Poland for parts of weeks 47 and 48 and in the 5 days we were there, shot as many rolls of film. That takes me to an unexpected and unprecedented 95 rolls for the year (it was 10 rolls last year). I expect that as we get towards the end of the…

Week 46 – Bristolian Neopan

Last weekend I took Gosia to Bristol for her birthday. I’d got to tickets to see her favourite artist Regina Spektor perform on Saturday night at the Colston Hall. We took a slow walk around the city before the show and I shot through a roll of Ilford FP4+ for the party, but I’ll post that…

Week 45 – Turn The Heater On

Today, I discovered an area that I’ve passed by hundreds of times but never realised its history or significance. The Nature Alive nature reserve is the former Swannington coal stocking yard that served the mines around Coalville for 150 years. Coal arrived from the pits in the area, was dragged up the Swannington incline, loaded…

Week 41: More Of The Same

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my efforts to simplify by using only one camera and lens combination*. I was trying to avoid the complication that meant that every roll that I produced looked different to the last, and so far the experience has been pretty liberating, allowing me to concentrate on taking pictures and…

EMULSIVE 52 Rolls 2016 – Week 18-21 update

I started off my last 52 Rolls update saying I was BORED. Well, by the time week 18 (May 2-8, 2016) rolled around, not much had changed. Well…maybe a little. It’s easy to forget that whilst I remain the faceless, er…face of EMULSIVE, I’m still a photographer just like you. That means that sometimes I get…

EMULSIVE – Week 10-13 2016 update

EMULSIVE – Week 10-13 2016 update

“What is this mysterious object in the sky? Why does it burn my eyes? What is this feeling on my skin? Whatever it is, it can’t be good.” Minutes pass and a memory begins creeping to the front of my mind, “Ah yes, I remember..it’s called heat. And that glowing ball…s-s-s-sun!” I wish I was…

EMULSIVE - 52 Rolls: Week 01-05

EMULSIVE – Week 01-05 2016 update

Hello one and all! It’s been some time coming but I’m ready to share my 52 Rolls work to date. Hope you’re in a forgiving mood. I made a resolution this year to not shoot anything aside from some slide and infrared film at box speed. What I should have said, is that I wouldn’t…