I found a bundle of photographs yesterday, Fuji Instax Mini photographs, using a camera I’d bought in Tokyo on my last day of a recent visit to Japan with my fifteen-year-old daughter, Jess. We had a load of cash left at the end of the trip, so we went shopping at a huge camera store in the Shibuya district. I love finding photos I’d forgotten about, and I miss Tokyo, a lot. All the images here were made within about […]
Contrary to fond belief, shaking a Polaroid picture, or any variety of instant film, does not make it develop any quicker… All the images here were made using an Instax Wide 300 and a Mini 90.
I was sitting outside the building that I live in a couple of nights ago, chatting with one of my neighbours from the flat below me, Terry, who was four cans into a six-pack of strong continental lager. Just before I stood up to leave, Terry grabbed my wrist and said, “It’s getting colder, and have you noticed the days are getting shorter?” – My neighbour made the statement in such a way that it made me think that the […]
In the 15 years since Jessica was born, I must have taken thousands of photographs of her; she’s now at the point where, most of the time, she doesn’t know, or care, that I’m taking her picture. When my daughter is aware, I’m photographing her, such as here, she has the most amazing sultry, ‘resting bitch face’ look; she can even raise one eyebrow when provoked, just like her Mum. This shoot was actually ‘commissioned’ by Jessica herself. Makeup and […]
There was a time when no wedding reception was complete without a disposable camera on each table for guests to produce 27 poorly exposed and badly composed photographs that nobody ever got to see. These days, smart phones have replaced the disposable and wedding guests now take hundreds of poorly exposed and badly composed photographs that nobody wants to see. I love disposable cameras, though, now and then I’ll buy a few from Amazon and keep one in my camera […]
More visual meanderings from a recent trip to Liverpool with my good chum and fellow analogue photographer, Ed Riley. I gave another good friend a 35mm film camera the other day to have a play with – Hannah, a very keen photographer, has only ever made images using her iPhone, but has been interested in using film for a while now. There were a lot of questions asked about the technical side of analogue photography, but I told Hannah that […]
I like to think I have a pretty good built-in compass, an organic GPS that usually get’s me to where I’m supposed to be without too much hassle or head scratching. Unfortunately, this Magellan like homing skill goes out of the window with every visit to Liverpool – and I’ve spent a lot of time in the city. A couple of years ago, I left a party in Toxteth; it was 6 am, I’d lost my phone, and I was […]
I made these photographs with the very beautiful Hannah less than three weeks ago, yet for some reason it seems likes months ago? I did the whole shoot on film, which can cause ‘issues’ because it’s quite ‘revealing’, showing-up every flaw and imperfection – fortunately, Hannah doesn’t appear to have any flaws or imperfections, probably down to her regular pole-dancing and healthy eating (according to her Instagram account) All images were made using a Nikon F100 and 50mm 1.4G (1,3,5,6) […]