Millennium Weymouth

Turn of the century Weymouth seemed an exciting place. Investment was flowing in, the town centre was expanding, and it’d just got it’s first KFC and Whetherspoons – the wonder! I took my trusty old Zenit around town in the summer of 2000 to get a snapshot of Weymouth at the beginning of a new millennium. […]

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Last Days of the Picturedrome

On 31st October 1999 the projector at Weymouth’s Picturedrome cinema flickered into life for the final time. The last film programmed was Disney’s Tarzan, and I sat in the auditorium and watched the last credits roll up the screen. 66 years of history drew to a close. During the previous two summers I’d worked there […]

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All My Film Cameras

It was my birthday yesterday and I thought I’d do a bit of a photo audit of all my analogue cameras, as my collection seems to have been quietly growing out of control over the last few years… So, no less than FOUR Zenits now, although I only use the one I was originally given, […]

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London: 1907 and Now

Around 1996 my Uncle Jason gave me a box of quarter plate negatives he’d picked up from a flea market a few years prior to that. I’d just taken up an A Level Photography course and I used the opportunity to make contact prints of the glass plates. The box was marked “Day Trip Views of London […]

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My Zenit and I

In 1996 I started my A-level Photography course and for that I needed an SLR camera. My step-granddad came up trumps and gave me his 1982 model Zenit TTL, a heavy Soviet beast of a camera. The only lens that came with it was a 58mm Helios 44M, and with that I was able to complete the […]

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Light Leaks!

I’ve recently been running a second roll of film through the Olympus OM10 I was given a couple of months ago, with a view to writing up about it a bit. Sadly, it looks like there’s some sort of light leak, with many of the shots showing a couple of different artefacts, as you can […]

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