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 […]
6×4.5cm – it’s the ‘middle child syndrome’ of the film world; stuck between 35mm and 6x7cm, it tends to get overlooked and somewhat neglected. I require the inherent image quality of medium format, but I also like the convenience and speed of 35mm, especially 35mm compacts, such as the Olympus MjuII. Basically, I’m lazy; so what I’ve always wanted/needed is a medium format point ‘n’ shoot camera – the GA645 is that camera. The GA645 was released in 1997, as […]
When Richard told me that we were doing a photo-shoot in the Welsh Streets, I got a wave of nostalgic excitement; I haven’t been to Wales for years. In the space of thirty seconds I had the entire trip planned in my head – leave Liverpool early, stop at for breakfast at the greasy-spoon food trailer on the A55, just south of Chester, for a full English breakfast in a bap and a pint of tea and then be in […]
Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Stephen Macartney, Peter McVeigh, Katie Richardson and Warren Attwell, four Irish musicians who form part of the Northern Irish Singer-Songwriters Circle. My good friend and music promoter, Jonno Gollow, brought the four over to my hometown of Peel, on the Isle of Man, to hold a songwriters workshop during the day and to a very well attended gig at the Peel Centenary Centre in the evening. Jonno is singlehandedly […]