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  1. News

    15 Dec 2019
    A quick newsflash!I will be one of the exhibitors at FEPN (Festival Européen de la Photo de Nu) in Arles from May 8th to 17th in 2020 I will be exhibiting my work in a private gallery in Arles in 2020. Date to be announced at l’Atelier de l’image…

  2. September fun!

    03 Oct 2019
    September saw a few shoots and a visit from a friend that I’d not seen for around 35 years.Plus, a little bit of fun with some old, foggy Russian film, Svema Foto 64 First, shoots with Laurianne, which involved some studio work and then on location at La Grande Motte.The…

  3. Not chilly

    28 Jun 2019
    So, it’s pretty warm right now. Friday 28th June, 43C. There is a new national record today of 44C, in Carpentras, Vaucluse, not so far away from us.The last heatwave that hit France in 2003, claimed just shy of 15 000 lives. Sincerely hope there will not be a repeat…

  4. Almost 2 years…

    21 May 2019
    Almost two years since my last blog post.So much has happened since then… my Mum passed away, I had a heart attack and we moved to the South of France.It’s been an ‘interesting’ time.We now live in a small village between Ales and Nîmes, called Boucoiran.  It’s a beautiful place,…

  5. 0ctober

    20 Oct 2017
    I’ve been experimenting with some old film I was given; Ilford Commercial Ortho, use by date unknown and Kodalith 2556, which expired in the 1970s.The Ortho is 9 x 12 cm and the Kodalith I have in both 9 x 12cm and 4” x 5”.I’ve tried them in different developers…

  6. Early Autumn…

    04 Oct 2017
    So, here we are again. Mid way through September and it’s just pretty unpleasant.The world’s weather seems to be going a bit strange and quite a lot of the world’s populous are following on!The rise of the (ultra) right wing is scary and racism, intolerance and neo-Fascism appears to be…

  7. New year

    02 Jan 2017
    Fairly rubbish end of year…I took on a take pics of Santa with kids contract…it was hell; long hours, small pay etc.Never again!As a result, I’ve not managed to do much personal work and have a full week of client shoots this week.I did get out a couple of times…

  8. Marathon

    21 Oct 2016
    Challenged myself again this year to capture some of Metz marathon on medium format.It’s fun with a manual focus Hasselblad and runners passing at 12-13mph.Missed a couple of shots, but quite pleased with the results. Might try it next year with the Fuji GX680 I’ve also used some Fuji Pro…

  9. Trees

    05 Oct 2016
    Obsession. Seems like it’s becoming that way.Light filtering through leaves, branches, towering trunks, bark,. Trees. The planet’s oxygenators.I love them and hope that some of my photography can do these amazing organisms justice.This set below shot on Fuji Acros with a Bronica ETRS 645All of these vary from 1 to…

  10. More Bitburg and pictorialism

    04 Oct 2016
    So, two weeks later I returned to Bitburg airport This time as an accredited photographer and to give a client five  12” x 16” darkroom prints.There were 5 other photographers there, armed with digital…seems I was the only one with a film camera.A medium format film camera at that!As the…

  11. Bitburg, Autumn…

    24 Sep 2016
    Sorry…It’s been some time since I’d written any sort of blog post. I tend to use my Instagram account for day to day photos. All the work on my Instagram account is analogue photography. Film is quite popular again amongst younger photographers, some genuine, some just hipsters who want…

  12. Experimentation

    18 Jun 2016
    I’ve been messing around with some different developers and film stocks…well, started this testing anyway!First one is Rodinal (Adox Adonal) with Ilford HP5+On one of my early morning walks around Metz, I shot a roll of HP5 at box speed and then stand developed it in Adonal for 80 mins…

  13. Is it summer yet?

    17 Jun 2016
    Apparenly it’s summer, nearly…although it does appear to be raining rather more then I would have hoped and is not quite warm enough either.Apart from that, Britain is close to voting in a referendum regarding staying or leaving the EU. I’m concerned that GB will leave and feel it would…

  14. Hasselblads, Fujis and Bronicas…

    12 Jun 2016
    All fabulous MF cameras to shoot film.My Hassy is a 500C with a standard screen and requires plenty of light for focusing, well at least for my poor old eyes! I also have an EL/M body, sadly it has a problem and I can, currently, not mount a lens on…

  15. Late Spring

    13 May 2016
    Been a while yet again, hard to find the time to write a post to be quite honest Mainly photos, less blabbing.First a few of the client portraits through March, April and the first week of May shot on digital…some portraits, some for model portfolios, CV shots, couples, a wedding… …

  16. Spring

    30 Mar 2016
    Apparently it is! It’s been a bit chilly up until the beginning of this week though.A few things to share on the work front.I am still only shooting film for personal work and for some clients (sadly still quite rarely for the latter).Everyone still wants immediacy.Here are a few landscape…

  17. Fuji FP 100C and other stuff…

    04 Mar 2016
    It’s been a bad week for those of us who shoot and love pack film, on our medium format cameras, with Fuji’s announcement of the discontinuation of Fuji FP100C.Ok, they’re a business and being in business means making a profit or not bothering to be in business!I have heard that…

  18. Cold

    19 Feb 2016
    Yep. Winter. Unpleasant.Not much to report this month so far, just work and some more work and one non-paying client…that’s another story and something that affects all small businesses at one time or another. Just the way it is.First up, some shots of Ines, modelling coats by Chattawak and 3322…

  19. More January ll

    04 Feb 2016
    Here’s the next set of images shot in January…as I said in my last post, there’s been a bit of a problem with flash syncing the hasselblad, all seems to be a bit hit and miss at the moment.Sometimes the images are perfect and other times, horribly underexposed. Maybe a…

  20. More January

    13 Jan 2016
    Some more film work of Johanna, who first came to us as a client 3 years ago Unusually for me, I shot four rolls of film, three with the Fuji and one with the Hasselblad EL/MThe only photos I wasn’t happy with were with the ones with the Hassy.. First…

  21. January

    08 Jan 2016
    The start of the year. Not one of my favourite months!We’ve started off quite well. Continuing our work with the Algerian Consulate…Plus, here are some photos shot for a client portfolio. Madison is just starting her career as a model and we wish her every success in the future I…

  22. 2016

    01 Jan 2016
    A very Happy New Year to everyone!There will be a longer post with some pics very soon…stay tuned ;)

  23. Christmas and stuff…

    27 Dec 2015
    Merry Christmas!So, it’s out of the way for another year…the season of over-eating and over-spending. Not that I dislike Christmas, but I find it a tad excessive. Nice to see happy people though. It’s been a relatively busy-ish month again. Not in the same league as October, but ticking along…

  24. November

    04 Dec 2015
    Friday 13 November 2015 Yet another dark, dark day for humanity. People murdered, cold blooded, unreasoning, brutal. Horrific. I don’t really know what else to say, it’s just so heartbreaking that our species can behave in this way. Been a pretty busy month, although not quite as hectic as October……

  25. Pushing Delta 3200

    27 Oct 2015
    I decided to take a short walk and waste a roll of film last night! This was purely experimental I wnated to see how Delta 3200 would react to being pushed.Shot these pics with the Hasselbald 500C and Distagon 50mm…handheld 1/30th at f/4.With hindsight, it’s still better to shoot using…

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