Spanish Point

EOS5 TMax031

Once every couple of months, I throw a film into my old Canon EOS5 (the Plastic Fantastic) and follow my daughter around for the day, shooting the stuff she gets up to. I’ll then print out the best frames of the roll and add them to a shoe box that contains pictures telling the story of her life so far. One day, when she’s old enough to be embarrassed by it, I’ll give her the box. Continue reading

January’s #FP4Party Roll

For the first few days of shoot week of this month’s @FP4Party I was still in Eastern Europe. We’d been visiting my mother-in-law in Poland, and as we’ve done a couple of times now, travelled to the mountains on the Polish/Czech border on New Year’s Day. Being the day after the main event, it’s usually a chilled-out trip to a mountain top hotel for an evening of good food and beer in front of an open fire, and taking in some sights the following day before heading home Continue reading

#NEOPANtastic

Lubi Neopan-3-3-1284

Fuji Neopan was one of the first films I tried when I made my first, tentative steps back into analogue pictures some six years ago or so (you can read the full story in my Emulsive interview). Along with Ilford’s Ilfotec HC developer, it has remained a constant since because while I like a little experimentation, once I find something that works well for me, I tend to stick with it and explore its full potential. Continue reading

Format Festival

Another post that started life on 52 Rolls.

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 standing in a paddling pool with a lampshade
on her head, photographed on a large-format camera), but lots of well thought-out and executed photographic projects, that are both stimulating and inspirational. Continue reading