This story goes all the way back to 2001 when I went on a vacation in the beautiful Salento region of southern Italy. That time I not only met and fell in love with my wife, but I also fell in love with the beautiful villages, landscapes and charismatic people of this region.
After having shot black and white film for a while but always having shied away from properly developing it at home (I had developed a few rolls of film in Cinestill Df96 monobath — these were just test rolls and didn’t really have much archival or sentimental value), I decided to go straight for gold […]
I was recently in a farming community outside Columbia, Missouri, where my in-laws have a wonderful farm. It’s where my wife, my daughter, and I go to get away from the city and relax. My mother-in-law had just returned from a cattle auction the week before and she brought several new cows home with her. […]
Being on voluntary lockdown on COVID leads to boredom, but it also lead me to explore my vast collection of photography books which I began to draw inspiration from for a little project. I love portrait work especially informal and street portraits. I began this little project two years ago at the start of the […]
It has always been my dream to take photos, develop and print them myself. When I started photography during school, I had the opportunity to do it in the school lab, but never at home. Later, at university, I lost interest, and over twenty years later an unfortunate coincidence brought me back: a broken leg […]
I have been using a 50mm lens almost exclusively for around two years, and I recently wanted to switch it up. The 35mm focal length has been on my radar for a few months, so when a good price for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 PII appeared online it caught my attention. Within the week […]
Paddy is a science teacher at the school where I work and a friend I’ve known for years. He likes: Star WarsCoffeeAstrophysicsAmerican Football I’m an English teacher. I like: Star WarsTeaPhotographyPoetry Besides Star Wars, the friendship is mostly based on us both being decent blokes. But recently, we found a new area where, in the […]
The bulk loader was a deal and came with mystery film. It had a label that said ‘Plus X 125’ so I loaded a small test roll, shot it and developed it in Kodak D-76. The results were way underexposed but it looked like it developed properly and I could read ‘KODAK SAFETY FILM 5060’ […]
If you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas! If you’re not, welcome to the end of a year which, well, that’s enough about that. I made a promise to myself early in 2020 that I’d do my best to focus on the positives and share a little more love than usual this year. Things didn’t turn out exactly […]
5 Frames… Of Bradford on a Voigtlander Bessa 66 (ILFORD XP2 Super / 120 Format / EI 400) – by Mike Avison It was time to try out one of my 120 format film cameras and the first one that came to hand was the Voigtlander Bessa 66 with its Voigtar 1:3.5 75mm lens. It’s […]
I have always been fascinated with panorama photos. With a background in filmmaking, there are of course many examples of exciting compositions in the wide format. Now, these 5 frames are nothing to do with panoramas, quite the opposite really. But the film in question was purchased by me to be used in my TLR […]
Now that we find ourselves on this sort of late hibernation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, I thought it was a good time to put together a few words that have been swirling around in my head for the past months, without ever finding the opportunity to sit down and write them in the form […]
In late 2015 I was hit by a taxi making an illegal turn and received three fractured vertebrae for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the mist cleared a second or two after I hit the tarmac, I found myself with my right arm aloft, still holding a new to me […]
I am American living in England. Twice a year I return to my home in Wisconsin and stay at the family farmhouse my siblings and I inherited. My brother lives there and has an antique business. He attends auctions and estates sales for stock. He has begun to buy cameras he thinks I might find […]
In January 2006, after 5 or so years of film photography with a combination of cheaper cameras (e.g., a Minolta SRT-101, a Fed-3 and an old Mamiya 35mm), I bought a like-new Nikon FM3A for $429 USD on eBay. Since then it has shot hundreds (if not thousands) of rolls of film, and has accompanied […]
This project isn’t the most conceptually rich, but it certainly is full of life. I recently purchased a Voigtlander Bessa R4A and immediately headed down to the coastline with a roll of ILFORD HP5 PLUS and ‘mans [sic] best friend’, my dog Vito. I am used to shooting with old manual film cameras and was […]
I discovered this location – Dakota Crescent – whilst riding to my usual skate spots. It is one of Singapore’s oldest estates built in circa 1958. That is even before the independence of Singapore. The name itself is derived from Douglas DC-3 “Dakota” aircraft. The designs of these flats were close to that of towns […]
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to finally bring today’s interviewee to these pages.
Most of my photo output is from digital cameras, although I have an abiding love for film. I recently bought some 35mm and medium format cameras online.
I’m pleased to be able to introduce today’s fresh interview with Ezequiel Grimaldi, film photographer based in Spain’s San Sebastian.
I’ll keep this short so you can spend as much time as possible on the images below.