I don’t shoot a lot of black and white film these days; I used to when I started out in photography, but that’s because it was cheaper. I believe to get the full effect of mono, you have to be willing to go the whole hog and develop and print your own work, and I simply don’t have the patience. I do, however, see the work of other photographers and it lures me back into shooting a few rolls of […]
All images were made using various film cameras – Nikon F100/50mm 1.4G, Fuji GA645 and Pentax 67/105mm 2.4. Film stock is Portra 400 at box speed in the medium formats, and a roll of 15 year expired Kodak Kodacolor Gold 200 in the Nikon.
When I’ve finished using a disposable camera, despite the explicit warning on the outer casing of the flash version of these cameras that doing this can result in serious injury or even death by electrocution, I always force the unit open to get the film canister out. I’m pleased to inform that I’m still alive. I just don’t see the financial sense of sending the entire camera through the post to be developed… nevertheless, when I’m found dead, clutching a […]
I don’t shoot weddings very often, but when I do, I shoot them on film. All images made using Nikon F100 and F4/50mm 1.4G and 28mm 1.8G and Kodak Portra 400 rated at 200. Developing and scanning by the very understanding and most excellent, CANADIAN FILM LAB
All images of Megan and Laura were made using various cameras and either Kodak Portra 400 or Fuji Superia 400 film. The fourth image down was shot on 120 medium format film, I then accidentally left the roll in direct window light for a couple of days, which is why the frame numbers have imprinted through the backing paper and onto the negative.
I get quite a lot of people say to me that we should meet up for a shoot next time in wherever it is they live or that they’ll book me for a shoot if they’re ever on the Isle of Man. But it seldom happens, so I was surprised and delighted when Laura contacted me to say that she was visiting the Island with her partner, Megan, and they wanted to do a shoot with me. Laura and Megan, […]
For the second time in about three years, I’ve been working with Matt Creer, shooting the artwork for his latest album. I liked the photographs we made in back then, which I shot on digital. However, we are both in agreement that these recent images, shot on film, unquestionably have a depth and an almost fourth dimension that the 2014 shots lacked. Photo sessions with Matt are always enjoyable, despite the odd 5am start; in a city, this wouldn’t represent […]
I’ve never called myself an artist. I’m a photographer. I believe that we start as painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, and general producers of stuff – the term ‘Artist’ is granted us by others; we, the creators, don’t get to decide. Twenty-five years ago there was a distinct difference between what the general public viewed as art and what we viewed as pornography. A quarter of a century ago, naked woman in plush coffee table books and on the walls of galleries […]