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First Outing for the D7000

I have finally upgraded to a higher end digital body. The D7000 is a two year old model and is already superseded by the newer D7100 but it is a huge step up for me. It is stunningly good. I took it up to Docklands for a walkabout. The sun came out. It was glorious, […]

Bleak Weather

The weather is hellish here in London. Living on a hill besides on the south bank of the Thames it is almost even worse. It seems we have had drizzle and mist everyday for the last three months. We even had snow today, snow on the 4th of April. I loaded the Ranger Special up […]

The cult of faux film

I shoot film for three reasons: firstly  – I like the look of it, secondly –  I like the zen aspect of working with manual cameras. Thirdly – old tech is cool, I play guitar through a two knob valve amp for the same reason. However film is long-winded, expensive and there are times when it’s […]

Ranger Special

I have a new toy. £20 quid from ebay. It is a medium format folder and oddly enough enough shares a 1953 manufacturing date with the fed2b. It is strange to think that the Russians were building clones of cutting edge German camera technology while the British were still chasing what was already a 20 […]

March Portrait: Adventures in Softboxes

At the beginning of the year I set myself two goals, the first was “To be happier”, and that is going quite well; The trick is  caring less about irrelevant things. The second was to produce a portrait every month for a the whole year. The only rule is that they have to be real […]

Snow stopper

I promise that this will be the last of the fed2 snow photographs. There is a new camera on it’s way to the lodge, it’s medium format and older than anything I have tried before. Fed2b with Industar26m, Kodak BWcn400 -> Lightroom4 -> Topaz B&W Effects (for a bit of a contrast hike and a […]

Techniques: Drinking Straw Snoots

Sometimes a flash can be too splashy, for example I often find myself wanting to pick one person out of a crowd in a party environment. In the picture above I wanted to highlight the girl while keeping the father lit but on the periphery of the image. The rest of the photo I wanted […]

Frozen

Another shot from one of this winter’s snowfalls. This is Acton, a small park behind my office.  The camera used was the fed2 with a period correct industar 26m lens, (the focus tab version). Film was Kodak BW400cn, I think I am leaning towards the Kodak as my favoured c41 process B&W stock.

Waiting for the Summer

The lake in Danson Park is a favourite spot for local walkers and we often take Dylan up there for a stroll in the fresh air. The grounds are quite pleasant, laid out by Nathaniel Richmond, assistant to Capability Brown. The tea rooms are fantastic and offer the best Darjeeling i have tasted in a long time. […]

A Cold and Snowy Night in Woolwich

More snow photo’s from General Gordon Square. Woolwich is trying to improve. It almost seems like an organic attempt to step out of Greenwich’s shadow and prove that it could be nice if people would just give it a chance. Maybe that is it; Woolwich isn’t that ugly now, it just looks ugly when compared […]

Bench

Woolwich is a funny place. For such a multicultural part of London to have it’s central  main square named after General Gordon of Khartoum is just weird. It’s even odder that LBG decided that the best way to refurbish the square was to put a BBC sponsored TV screen in the middle and sculpt the rest […]

Snowblind

Earlier in the year we had snow. I grabbed my fed and dashed out of the office to a copse nearby for some xp2 fun.  

About me:

South London based photographer, with an interest in vintage film equipment. Currently experimenting with medium format folding cameras from the '50's, 35mm former soviet union rangefinders and various film and digital SLR's.

My current project is : '12 in 12' - A monthly portrait shoot.