In the late 1990’s my parents came home from a car boot sale with a bright yellow box that looked like it had just been taken off the camera store shelf. It was immaculate. Inside was a Kodak Brownie 127 Model 2 camera, dating from around 1960. Its wrist strap was still wound up and […]
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The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner was something of an impulse purchase after I spotted it in the shop during a recent visit to the Design Museum. It’s a little gadget for mounting a phone camera in a way that allows you to “scan” 35mm negatives. I was aware the product had come out a fair […]
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In August, for reasons I can’t even now remember, I decided to load my rarely used Trip 35 with a roll of Kentmere 400 film and take it with me to Manchester Pride. Between then and December, the camera also accompanied me on a family visit to Eastleigh, a long weekend in Madrid, and a […]
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I’ve had my Yashica-635 camera for 20 years, my parents finding it for me at a car boot sale. It’s a twin-lens reflex (TLR), a camera format popularised by Rolleicord and Rolleiflex cameras in the interwar period of the 20th Century. Two lenses sit on top of each other, the bottom one focussed on the […]
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In mid August a group of friends and I decided to take ourselves out for a photo-walk along Section 14 of the Capital Ring, the 78 mile circular walking route around London. I decided to take my Zenit TTL along with me as it had been a while since I used it and I wanted […]
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Last month I had cause to visit Liverpool for the first time. I took my Nikon F55 loaded with Kodak ColorPlus, the 28-80mm G kit lens and wide angle 20mm f2.8 AF. Here are a few shots along the historical waterside and the trendy Baltic Quarter. I scanned the negatives on my Epson V550 but […]
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Facebook Memories flashed up a picture at the weekend that I’d taken a few years ago whilst visiting a friend in Kilburn, and it reminded me of the time-consuming wonder of the internet when curiosity gets the better of you. The picture on the left is a still from the “The Smallest Show on Earth”, […]
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Back in September Apple announced their new iPhone line-up, with the 8, 8 Plus and X, the latter of which created the most excitement amongst the public, but which also came with a delayed release date and a very expensive price tag. I put myself on the Upgrade Programme in 2016 and so had the […]
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With my short stint in Manchester soon coming to an end, I thought I might go out with my woefully underused Yashica 635 and capture some of the places in the city centre that have meant a bit to me whilst I’ve been here. I also wanted to do some more b/w developing at home […]
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Recently I had my local Max Spielmann photo store develop and scan a roll of Kodak Portra 160 film that I’d put through my Olympus Trip 35. Having not used that store before I was a little nervous at what might come back. My experience with using different development services up til now has been […]
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