Having let this blog lie fallow for nearly a year, this seems as good a time as any to resurrect it under a new name.
I’m nearing the end of my college course and getting scarily close to the time that I have to put all this into practice and starting earning money from my photography. Another scary prospect that’s on the horizon is the end-of-year show that my college friends and I are putting on in June. We’re putting it on at CUBE in Manchester (opening date to be confirmed, but it’ll be around June 14th-15th); it’s a lovely gallery in a good location, but it’s costing a packet to hire. We’ve got a crowdfunder page set up here to beg for assistance paying for it. This is an important show for us – it’s our opportunity to present ourselves to the world: as such, it’s a key factor in progressing our careers as jobbing photographers. We’re offering invitations to the opening night for anyone who donates and we’re also offering various sizes of prints for higher amounts. See the link for details.
Messing about at college, using a Toyo 5×4 camera and photographic paper as a negative. Scanned in and toned in Photoshop.
This came about by accident. I was playing about in a hotel room and pointed the camera at my wife. She doesn’t like having her photo taken, so put the magazine up in front of her face. I took the picture, anyway, and decided it looked quite good, so I set up this triptych.
Taken in Paris as part of a college “street photography” assignment.
HP5+, Olympus Trip on “manual”: f/11 @ 1/40s
Following from finding an old picture of my dad, here’s one of my mum. Taken using either a Ricoh KR10 or a Pentax Super-A. Or it may even have a been a Zenit TTL.
An old photograph, taken with a Yashica 635 twin-lens reflex. Scanned from the original negative and firtled with in Lightroom a bit.
This is from 1990, somewhere in Wales.
Another picture taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall. This is a statue made up of various bits of waste electrical and electronic equipment (hence WEEE).
Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR @ 62mm; 1/90@f8; ISO 100
Seen in Port Isaac, Cornwall.
I like photographing textures: take the subject away from the image and just leave detail. Like here, I wanted to display the texture of the string and cracked plastic, rather than just produce a picture of lobster pots. I’ll often process “texture” pictures as black and white, but the little splashes of red and cyan persuaded me to keep it in colour.
Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR@56mm; email@example.com, ISO400
Part of an installation in the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The spiders obviously like these statues…
Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR@75mm; 1/80@f8, ISO 400