Where to from here?

We (almost) all put ourselves on display via the many and varied social platforms with our photography, writings, podcasts and whatever else....

A love letter to motion pictures

My grandma would introduce me to her friends as "James the photographer" and I would whisper under my breath "'I'm a filmmaker,...

A Day in the Life: London Street Photography with the Leica...

This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.

Three things Bill Murray can teach you about street photography

A man walks up to a couple at a restaurant, takes one of their french fries right from the table, eats it,...

Essay: What happened to ‘Girl Gaze’?

The concept of a ‘gaze’ is not new to photography. In the 1970’s art critics and theorists like John Berger and Laura...

Some more of my Favourite Film Photographers – by Simon King

Last year I published a short list of analogue photographers who were valuable (at least to me) in some way; ones who...

Film vs digital? It’s a pointless debate: photographing the Northern Lights...

The debate pitting traditional film vs digital photography and which is superior has been going on over a decade - more than...

Taking a chip off the old creativity block

Writer’s block, creative slow-down, work paralysis – call it what you will but, as people who rely on a steady flow of...

Shooting 100-year-old black and white film: Primor B2 Panchromatisch – by...

"Where in god’s name did he find 100-year-old film?", you might be asking yourself. Well I recently went to Budapest, Hungary for...

The Honesty in Film Photography – by Simon King

After some recent discussions with my peers, I've started to feel that "honesty" is an underrated quality in many genres of photography....

Dream camera: My experiences buying a Nikon F6 from Japan Camera...

Everyone has a dream camera. I have...well, a dream team: a set of cameras designed to meet specific needs and moods, from the small to large formats.

Thinking in 28mm: Learning to love wide – by Timothy Roper

I’ve always been a little scared of the 28mm focal length (on 135 film/full frame digital). Although perhaps I should say, a little scared and intrigued by it.

Using a contact sheet to actively curate an image – by...

Contact sheets are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to reviewing and learning from your own approach to photography, and when curating a series of shots down to one final "keeper." I am an advocate of constant review

The 50th anniversary of a giant leap for mankind – Charys...

July 16th 1969 at 9:32am EDT, the crew of NASA's Apollo 11 mission began their historic journey to the moon and back atop the largest rocket system ever made, the Saturn V.

In defence of 35mm point and shoot cameras

Point and shoot film cameras are often looked down upon within the film community and you'll hear more than the occasional accusation of them being an accessory to "make you look trendy".

How to: Get over early hurdles in film photography

Film can be daunting for some, but I find it is worth the investment of time and money, as long as you understand exactly what your expectations are from the medium.

Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak...

There are a few reasons it's taken me so long to become comfortable with shooting Tri-X, and I thought it might be useful to share these, both so that I can understand my process more coherently (as with most

Fujifilm: put down your pitchforks, it’s survival of the fittest

Update 2019-06-10:Fujifilm announces a return to black and white photographic film production with brand new NEOPAN 100 ACROS II, available Autumn 2019. The film photography community is once again up in arms about Fujifilm's latest raft of price

I go to a top-tier research university, and I’m getting my...

You wouldn’t believe the number of weird looks I get when I tell people that I am getting my four-year degree in photography.

My black dog: depression and my photography – by Rob Davie

Please be aware that some subjects and depictions in this story may be uncomfortable reading. I make no apology for that, but please go into this with your eyes open.