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Working the Scene from Four Different Perspectives: Protest Photography by New Exit Photography Group

Expressions of civil unrest have provided many opportunities for photographers to capture the energetic, emotional scenes which are the byproduct of demonstrations, protests, riots, and other manifestations. Crowds offer such a dynamic set of possibilities that I’ve even heard some describe protests as being “cheating,” or “too easy – fish in a barrel.” While it’s […]

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5 Frames of the Historic Dyfi furnace on medium format ILFORD FP4 PLUS (120 Format / EI 125 / Pentax 645 + Pentax 45mm f/2.8 A)

Recent events had given me more than enough time to go over earlier work and start thinking about what I wanted from my photography going forward. One of these was to re-kindle my love of film photography, something I had not done in nearly 10 years. The other was making the jump to medium format […]

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5 Frames… Of 35mm film in a Russian 6×9 camera and Agfaphoto APX 400 (35mm Format / EI 200 / KMZ Moskva-2 + Industar-23 110 mm f/4.5)

I am always ready to try something new. So, when I came across an advertisement somewhere on the Internet for adapters that make a 35mm film usable in a medium format camera, I lept at it. The idea is great: it results in a completely different kind of picture because on the one hand the […]

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5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens)

I believe that we don’t give enough consideration to photographing flowers in black and white. Last year I ventured into the garden with my Minolta XD-11 and ILFORD’s HP5 PLUS. Recently, HP5 has become my ‘go-to’ 35 mm B&W film after my experiences of the past 2 years. I was also pushed by the Frugal […]

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5 Frames… Of Edinburgh and Braemar on an emulsion I rustled up at the weekend (4×5 Format / EI <1 / Wista 45D + Nikkor W 150mm f/5.6)

Over the past couple of years, I have revisited many techniques and discovered new ones in my quest for a personal way of working. I thought I’d found my path when my first wet-plate collodion image appeared in my stained hands. The mid 18th Century process has everything necessary to induce addiction in the analogue […]