I had the opportunity to participate in an organized trip to a place called the Trolley Graveyard in Windber, Pennsylvania in December of 2020. As this was almost a year into the pandemic, I jumped at the idea of going anywhere at all. It was outside and everyone would be masked and distanced and so […]
“Happy birthday!!! I hope you’re doing well these (often strange) days. If you’re ever interested or up for some more photos let me know. I’ve got a new lens that could use some testing! Take care, all the best in the year ahead!”“Thanks!!!!”“And I have every weekend off and would absolutely LOVE to do more […]
There was a time in my life when I shot nothing but film, never professionally but only for my pleasure. My weapons of choice were Nikon F3 for 35mm, a Yashica Mat-124G for 120 film and a Graflex Press 4-¼ x 3-¼ sheet film cameras. Then, came the digital age and like almost everyone else, […]
Can the Pentagon Six take pictures as sharp and contrasty as a Hasselblad or a Rolleiflex? After all, this is the only question that matters apparently and — spoiler alert — I would not have written this review if it couldn’t. Overlapping frames, unreliable shutter times, frame counter off sick, jammed self timer, blurry images […]
Contact sheets are a fantastic resource for film photographers, and can also be used by digital artists – although applying these ideas to a digital workflow can often distort the result (but I’ll come back to this later).
The Kayen and the Kayah. Two groups of people who live in the south-east of Myanmar, formally known as Burma. Living in the rich mountainous landscapes full of teak and minerals, together with many other subgroups they are named the Karenni… It feels like time has stood still in this part of the world. A […]
Have you ever heard off an off-the-grid professional film photographer? You have now. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Ryan HK. Over to you, Ryan. Hi Ryan, what’s this picture, then? This is a mistake. RHK: In Bob Ross’ words “A happy little accident.” I was in this crazy little ghost town in rural Alberta… I brought […]
I suffer from GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Even as I write this I have a painfully expensive Mamiya 6 on its way from Japan because I just had to have a medium format camera that’s light and easy to carry. You know, because my 35mm cameras are great, but what if I find myself in […]
What follows is my 2019 in film photography, a 365 photography project that was absolutely not a 365 project. In this article, I share the results from 115 of the sheets/rolls of film I shot in 2019. It boils down to over one hundred photographs taken by yours truly, all wrapped up in a couple […]
Winter 2018 was when I really buckled down and took black and white photography seriously, as a response to a few uninspiring grey-feeling colour rolls. I wanted to take command of that grey aesthetic, and quickly went through pushed ILFORD XP2 Super, Delta 3200 Professional, Delta 400 Professional, and even some SFX 200, looking to […]
There are a few days left for 2019 but fingers crossed, it’s the first year for quite some time where we haven’t seen one or more film discontinued – great, isn’t it? In fact, we’ve seen somewhere in the region of three new film stocks announced AND released – ILFORD ORTHO PLUS, Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 […]
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.
After some recent discussions with my peers, I’ve started to feel that “honesty” is an underrated quality in many genres of photography. I’ve given the topic a lot of thought, in order to take some personal steps to ensure my integrity, especially when it comes to what is shown in my images. When it comes […]
This is my ever-changing long-term photo essay about Israel and the Palestinian territories. A place so complex and beautiful at the same time. It isn’t always easy or straightforward to put into words but I have done my best to paint
On the job Shot on ILFORD Delta 400 Professional at EI 25600Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6x6Push processed 6-stops Hasselblad 2000FCW / Carl Zeiss Planar F 80mm f/2.8 Development notesKodak HC-110 1+79 (F): 23°C/73°F, 47: (N+6), no presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 seconds agitation / minute, 1-minute stop, 5-minute fix , 5-minute […]
Shot on ILFORD Delta 400 Professional at EI 400.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Horizon S3 Pro.
It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to join me falling into the words and work of a rather rare beast.
Back in July, I walked you through the initial build for my Agipinfold, an Agifold 6×6 camera converted to pinhole. It’s time for part two.
The pinhole is still held on with blue tack…..
It’s time for the latest EMULSIVE interview and today’s victim subject is no slouch.
My Pinhole work has been fun of late.