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Simon King

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Simon is a London based photographer and photojournalist. He is currently working on long term personal projects, and has been shooting on 35mm film since late 2016. You can follow his work on Instagram, or read his personal blog, both linked below.

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....

Fujifilm Pro 400H: The Best Film I’ll Never Shoot Again –...

A lot of my early digital work was rooted in colour theory, and as a result (despite wanting to limit my film photography to black and white) I have shot through as many different colour films as I could find.

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

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

Why shoot film part 3: ILFORD XP2 Super report – by...

Although I’ve been experimenting with a few different films, using ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional at LFW, some Fuji Neopan for Street, and some CineStill for low light nights, I am yet to find a film stock I am consistently

Why shoot film part 2: seeking the Hasselblad XPan – by...

It has been a couple of months since my first post, on Why I Shoot Film, and I thought that now would be a great time to provide an update.

Why shoot film part 1: the Leica CL – by Simon...

Although I'm still only starting out with my exploration of film photography I have a few images already that I feel indicate where my style and taste will arrive. The images I shoot on film are very distinct from my

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