Million Dollar Bills

Before we start, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s a piece on why the results that we enjoy from film are not the same as shooting digital and then adding effects. It’s one of the best explanations of a subject that I’ve always found difficult to pin down. See what you think:

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D’You Hear That?

On Friday night I went along to the opening of the Inside the Outside group’s exhibition at the Photo Parlour in Nottingham. One of their founder members is Al Brydon, a photographer that I’d met a few years ago, who produces tremendous landscape work from the Peak District.

As part of the ITO exhibition, he was showing the results of a really fascinating project. A while back, he discovered a drawer full of films that he’d shot around 10-15 years ago and rather than processing them, he chose to expose (most of) them again. This ‘collaboration with [his] former self’ became his ‘Based on a False Story‘ collection. Continue reading

More Polish Walls

warszawa-murals-12My last post explained how I occasionally get to know cities by finding murals and streetart. On my trip to Poland last month I visited Warsaw again and so a couple of days before I went, spent a bit of time researching and adding pins to a Google map. I found plenty of information to help – murals really are big (in more ways than one) in Poland with cities giving approval for some of the work.

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[Nice Dream]

On Sunday, I nipped along to the Leicester Lo-Fi salt printing workshop and snapped a few pictures of the process.

Salt Print-7Leicester Lo-Fi are a group who celebrate and practice traditional forms of photography such as cyanotypes, solargrams, pinholes, traditional darkroom printing (and salt printing). They have a community darkroom and run workshops and courses to spread the Lo-Fi word. Continue reading

Lady Divine.

F2A TMax-3Roll 38 of the year is another of those shot, processed, scanned, processed and uploaded on the same day. Another Sunday arrived at the end of a week that I’d not held a camera, meaning that I had the familiar pressure of needing to get out and shoot to maintain my weekly output. F2A TMax-11As it happens, on several occasions, the same thing has happened and I’ve ended up with pictures that I’ve been happy with, and today was no exception. There’s no high art here, but a couple of everyday family snapshots that I like a lot. It proves that it doesn’t matter what the motivation might be, it pays to get out with a camera…F2A TMax-18So today was another roll of TMax 400, shot through my Nikon F2A Photomic, using only Mike’s Nikkor 28mm f/2 AI-s. He’s thinking of selling it (and the 85mm I also borrowed 4-5 years ago and still have) and I was trying to decide if I should buy it from him or not.

Emily and I walked along the river and had a picnic watching the narrow boats pass by…


Nikon F2A Photomic, Nikkor 28mm f/2 AI-S, Kodak TMax 400, Ilford Ilfotec HC for 6:30 in the sink in the garage, scanned at home too.

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