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, […]
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 […]
A friend of mine bought a new sofa – it looks like leather, it feels like leather, and it even smells like leather – but it’s not. It’s plastic. Internationally-renowned photojournalist, Sebastião Salgado, up until a few years ago, shot all of his work on film; he’d carry two all manual Leica cameras, a couple of lenses and bag full of Kodak black and white film. Whenever he got the chance, the Brazilian would have his film developed and printed. […]
I’m driving through Norway for the next couple of weeks, and I don’t have any film images back from my trip to Japan, so I thought I’d post some more shots of the very beautiful, and half-Norwegian, Mimi Shilling. Mimi has never been to Norway… All the shots here were made using a Nikon F100, 50mm 1.4G and 28mm 1.8G lenses and Fuji Superia 400 film.
As a photographer, there’s nothing worse than presenting a model with a selection of photographs that you know are beautiful, only to be told that they don’t like them – I’ve had a couple of shoots recently that have culminated in this devastating rejection. I always take it quite badly, to be honest, so the last sessions I did, combined with a few none-photographically related body-blows have seen my cameras confined to a Peli Case for a while. I’m off […]
More random visual meanderings and scribbles with the pen and the camera. All images made using an Olympus MjuII 35mm compact and Kodak Portra 160 film. Something I do know – free internet is very common in Spain. Rare in the UK. ‘Monday 19th October, Morecambe, Lancashire – I went to the Steam Packet ferry office at Heysham to see if I could get on an earlier sailing home. I told myself that if it was going to cost less […]
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Today is the last day of British summertime, tomorrow morning the clocks will be set an hour backward and the Isle of Man will be plunged in to six months of perpetual darkness, cold and damp… okay, it’s not quite that bad, but that’s how it always feels – goodbye, greens and blues. Hello, grey. As my good friend pointed-out a couple of days ago – “This is never a good time of year for you…”. She’s right, as usual. […]
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