This year I’m on secondment to MediaCity at Salford Quays and I’ve been enjoying the photographic opportunities the area affords. Having put both my iPhone and my Nikon D750 to work photographing the quays, I decided to have a go at taking some pictures with a different perspective. My old Zenit TTL had been gathering dust for […]Read more "MediaCityUK via Zenit TTL & Jupiter 135mm Lens"
Every now and then my parents present me with an old camera they’ve discovered at a car boot sale or some Freecycle giveaway. This is how last year I came to own a Kodak Bantam Colorsnap II, which were produced from 1959 to 1961. Old Kodak amateur cameras are pretty much ten-a-penny so I wasn’t initially very excited […]Read more "An Attempt at Developing Old Kodak Verichrome Pan 828 Film"
A bit of a “flashback Friday” one this. I was looking through some older photos and came across this set from March 2014, which I’m quite pleased with and thought would be nice to share. This was a walk with friends through the Greenwich Peninsula, from the O2 down to the Millennium Village and on towards […]Read more "Greenwich Photowalk with my Zenit TTL"
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. […]Read more "Millennium Weymouth"
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 […]Read more "Last Days of the Picturedrome"
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, […]Read more "All My Film Cameras"
One of the so-called disadvantages of film photography is the fact that you have to wait until the roll is finished before processing and finally seeing what you’ve captured. I’m firmly of the belief that this can well be a good thing too. Quite often I’ll put a film in a camera, take a few […]Read more "Lomography Redscale XR in the Trip 35"
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 […]Read more "London: 1907 and Now"
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 […]Read more "My Zenit and I"
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 […]Read more "Light Leaks!"