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Author: James Horrobin

Thoughts: The life of a film camera; and all the lives it’s part of – by James Horrobin

This article isn’t on photography per se, it’s about cameras, it’s about our cameras. It’s about the cameras we carry in our bags, pockets or hands. I decided to write this after an old friend from school contacted me about my previous article. We hadn’t spoke in a while but she said that after reading my previous article she dug out an old camera of hers. I’ve never inspired anyone before so it was really nice to read. The reason for me deciding to write off the back of this was because the my friend’s camera is an excellent...

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Taking the leap: my journey from 4×5 to 8×10 photography – by James Horrobin

My first film camera was a Mamiya c330 system TLR. I bought it as what is probably the biggest impulse purchase of my life; I fell in love with its aesthetics, its totally mechanical function, its history, its age and after my first roll, its ability to make a photograph. I knew straight away that film photography was to be my “thing”, and since then have gone on to try a multitude of cameras and enjoyed each ones individuality. That was until one day, I met with my dad’s old friend Andrew Sanderson. We had a good chat and...

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