I am a photographer, photography instructor and camera collector based in the east of the United Kingdom. I started shooting film in about 2013 after realising that using digital cameras held no interest to me.
It wasn’t until I started my Masters degree that I realised that it wasn’t always the subject that I was shooting that was important to me, more the method of capture. Even the fact that I was using film wasn’t a huge deal – it was the actual cameras that I was using.
Electronic technology all got pushed to the wayside in favour of the mechanically operated. The Olympus OM-1, Kodak Brownie Six-20, Olympus Trip 35, Mamiya 4b…amongst many, many others…
I now shoot much of my work using home made or custom commissioned
pinhole cameras, developing my own colour and black and white film and paper negatives.