On Saturday I was lucky enough to make it to the London Transport Museum’s Depot Open Weekend. Although I’ve been to the main site in Covent Garden several times, this was the first time I’d visit the Acton Depot. A huge train shed, it’s filled with all the treasures the Museum has neither the space nor the money to exhibit in […]Read more "London Transport Museum Depot"
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"
Just a handful of pictures taken on my iPhone 6 between Christmas and New Year.Read more "Shad Thames to St. Paul’s"
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"
This weekend I visited my friend Guy in Bristol. It was the first time I’d been to his new house, and I couldn’t have imagined the chamber of delights that would greet me when I went to the bathroom. You see, Guy is big into theatre. A child actor, he not only featured in an episode […]Read more "The Greatest Bathroom in the Land?"
My old London photos seem to have attracted a bit of interest, so I thought I’d put up the fullest versions that I have – I had to do a bit of cropping to make them match my “Now” equivalents in the comparison images. I only ever photochemically printed four of the pictures – as these are the […]Read more "London: 1907 and Now – In Full"
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"
Yesterday I had an errand to run at Kentish Town so I took the opportunity to coincide my journey with the passing through of Kensal Rise station by the Cathedrals Express steam engine…Read more "Steam at Kensal Rise"
Last weekend was pretty busy, as we continued production of the Guy’s Guys web series and filmed four and a half more episodes. Managed to get lots of London goodness in this time, getting footage at Pride, as well as doing a scene on the South Bank, and another on the Tube. Editing for these […]Read more "More Guy’s Guys – and off on my travels!"