2017, Roll 12 – Photographing Mikey’s Citroën

A couple of Sundays ago, I was lucky enough to be invited by Iain to take pictures of our mutual friend Mikey‘s classic Citroën DS. Mikey takes his beautiful car out once a month or so through the winter and the plan was for us to make some pictures of it in darkness, lit by LED streetlights…

Week 2 -Bak Þitt Er Sem Rennibraut

As I described in my first 52 Rolls post of 2017, I plan to slow things down a little this year. After last year’s excesses, I hope that by leaving time between the taking of the picture and choosing what to show, I’ll not be tempted into posting the pictures that might have been difficult or…

Week 51 – The Brothers

Roll 99! More cold, dark winter weather here in the UK this week with freezing fog an added bonus. Out of necessity, most of my photography at this time of year is at night, but as long as I have some Neopan, I’m OK with that…I’m looking after this beautiful Alfa for my dad. It…

Week 49 – Neopan Night

After my trip with Iain to Poland a couple of weeks ago, we were keen to get back to doing what we do, shooting carscapes and infrastructure, usually by night. Since 52Rolls has led to film photography taking over my life, I now take my Yashica along on these ‘fishing’ trips and shoot (lovely, lovely)…

Week 43: #neopantastic

Roll 82 of the year and I’m back to my all-time favourite film, Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100. Over the years I’ve had some tremendous results from the various forms of Neopan as it seems to handle whatever I throw at it, from portraits to night-time motorways. And on this roll, it delivered on both… My friend…

Week 36: Not for LandLubbers

So this is my first post to introduce my new (old) camera the Yashica Mat 124G.  I took a little walk and shot a roll of Fujifilm Neopan 400cn.  This is a C-41 film. First quick impressions of the camera.  I love it. Oh you want to know some more ok then. It is very…

Week 31 continued: More Mamiya

My second (and final) roll through the borrowed Mamiya RB67 was another Fujifilm Neopan Acros.I enjoyed using the camera, but it is just too big for the kind of photography that I enjoy. Even the action of getting it in and out of my bag was difficult. The focusing knobs, mirror reset lever and other…

Week 31: Um Chagga Lagga

Earlier in the year, a friend of mine bought a Mamiya RB67. It was a strange choice given that his photography is usually fast-moving, spontaneous stuff, but like many of us, he identified the type of work he wanted to move towards and bought a camera suited to it. Having tried it, and frustrated by its size and…

Week 22-23: Open Gardeners

You may recall that we moved house a couple of months ago. The new place is great – a big house, great garden, nature reserve right next door. You get the picture. In fact, the only thing I can fault the place for is the terrible beer in the village’s one pub. Cossington (pop. 568) is…

Week 15: Acros The Universe

Roll 28 of the year and it’s back to my new favourite combination of the Yashica-Mat 124G and Fujifilm Neopan Acros. I shot this roll on a short walk around Cossington Meadows, the nature reserve I mentioned previously, that we’ve just moved within a couple of hundred meters of. Most of these pictures were shot…

Week 8: Newcastle

Two rolls for the price of one in this post (numbers 14 and 15 of the year already) but shot over the course of a couple of days and on a single trip, so I though I’d combine them.