“Former achievements don’t count in the least, and everything must once more be put into question. Only in this way can you keep a fresh eye in your work.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) The French Grandaddy of photojournalism is of course right – he’s talking about creative evolution. Every artist has, at some point, got into a furrow of creativity; I certainly have – we get to a point where we’re just churning out the same thing, maybe it’s […]
This is my good friend, Allan Fair; Allan is the resident coffee aficionado at Noa Bake House. Noa Bake House has, over the years, become the unofficial creative hub of the Isle of Man, it started off as a bakery but has since expanded into a cafe/eatery/bar/gig venue/art gallery and general meeting place. I sometimes get in there early, bag one of the comfy leather sofas and turn the corner into a temporary office. A cup of coffee is a […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been aware of this house; it sits alone on the north-west coast of the Isle of Man, and every year the sea gets closer. I don’t think it’s going to take more than a couple of powerful and persuasive winter storms to start the once dignified Manx farmhouse on its descent over the fifty-metre high sand cliffs and into the Irish Sea. The back porch is, literally, eight-metres away from destruction. A […]
I drive past these scenes on the Isle of Man at least once a week, some of them are on my daily driving route. I can’t explain why the locations and the images I produced make me feel uneasy, but they do. One way roads, boarded up buildings, seemingly abandoned caravans and camper vans with hints of habitation all fill me with a strange anxiety and sense of ambiguity… All images were made using a Fuji GA645 medium format camera and […]
Fuji Instax Mini shots from a recent shoot with model, Lucy Knox. I shot on various formats – these instants, 6×4.5cm medium format and a roll of 35mm (which I thought was colour, but was a roll of expired black and white)
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.