Fed2

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 […]

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.

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.  

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day

That’s my Mother and my son. Fed2b, Industar26m, BW400cn

Dawn in Woolwich

I commute a long way everyday, Plumstead to Chiswick. One of the few privileges of being out at 7am is the solitude, that and the sunrises. Fed2b, IndustratI61, Kodak Bw400cn, Contrast tweak in Lightroom and a simulated grad filter to bring out the clouds in the sky.

St. Paul’s at night

More long exposure fun using the Fed2, Industar 61 and bw400cn film. The bottom area of the image is the top of the wall I had the camera balanced on. As an aside the fed is starting to get a bit beaten up and some of the vulcanised rubber has come off the back. I […]

London Bridge and Seal House at night

I often shoot c41 process B&W film. It’s cheap to buy and cheap to get processed and I don’t have the spare time to dev at home. In researching various emulsions it became apparent that there is a huge amount of latitude in this stuff, people talk about treating xp2 and 400cn as anything from […]

Blocks

Climbing blocks in The Vale Park, Acton. This was the first run out for the fed2. Back then I was still using the Industar 26m lens. The Industar does well enough but it lacks click stops on aperture settings, which means it has an infuriating tendency to “drift” between shots. The lens is also prone […]

Jan Portrait: What, Why?

I have decided on two projects for this year. Firstly I am going to ” Be happier “, That one is simple: I am going to stop getting stressed about the things I can’t change and concentrate on the things I can change. So far so good on this. Secondly I am going to push […]

And again, and again – Dating fed cameras

I enjoy shooting film, in particular rangefinders. There is a poetry in finding exposure value, selecting an aperture and shutter speed. It is a slower way of working and far more constrained than shooting digital. For urban shooting it’s the right tool for me. The Fed2 is a russian copy of the classic Leica camera. […]