09 Oct 2015
Very busy start to the month, been a little bit less hectic this week thankfully.In between jobs I’ve been managing to do some more personal work too.Some more for my Metz at night series which I’ve started shooting on Kodak Portra 400 as well as black and white film. Quite…
26 Sep 2015
Has been busy.Hopital Schuman awards ceremony which I shot on both digital (colour) and film (Hasselblad 500C // Kodak Tri-X)
Some of the client portraits, a couple on film.
Then some personal portrait/ series work with Solene and Lucie, all shot on film with the Hasselblad 500C
Some general snaps shot around Metz, all…
08 Sep 2015
Extremely busy at the moment, we’ve just landed a pretty big commercial client and I’ll be attempting to fit a lot of work in before the end of the month…I’ll be shooting at over 20 different locations between now and the end of September. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be a bit tired…
31 Aug 2015
So, you’re a “professional photographer” now, you take money from people and supply them with a product. Namely, photographs.It’s a big day, you’re shooting a wedding for a client, fantastic! You’re all set, bodies, lenses, memory cards etc etc.It’s an opportunity for your business to become better known, handing out those business cards, talking…
New Studio and Whattaroll magazine publication
12 Aug 2015
Been a while since I wrote a blog post.Since my last one, we’ve moved: I have a new studio space.Space being the operative word!It’s been a hard month, fitting in clients and moving home at the same time isn’t easy, but we’re installed and running again…relatively smoothly.A couple of snaps…
09 Jul 2015
Off to the UK tomorrow for a week. Sadly, not a holiday!Professional model client (Sara) this morning for some “polaroids” for her agency. Nice young lady
Hasselblad 500C travelling to UK with me along with my trusty Rolleicord V.Was tempted to take the GX 680, but it’s a bit hefty to…
Location fashion and portraits
02 Jul 2015
Slowly but surely replacing a lot of my digital work with film shots.A couple of series on the go, one for publication and one that is personal workIt takes time to do this, but then shooting film takes time.Patience!I’ve been using the Fuji GX680, which as anyone who has ever been…
08 Jun 2015
A portrait shoot for Helene with her beautiful (and totally disarming) daughter Sasha, in the studio.Digital, Nikon D700
I’ve also been shooting (yet) more film, both 35mm and 6x6 medium format whilst wandering around Metz.A few from the Jardin Botanique and a few from Canal de Jouy and environs.Films used: MF Kodak Ektar and…
Finding a different angle
25 May 2015
When most of us wander around with a camera, we can be quite singular where we look and what we photograph.Our eyes face forward, anywhere between 1.5 and 2m off the ground (plus or minus!). Our field of view can sometimes be a bit narrow and limited: standing up, taking a…
Location, location, location!
14 May 2015
We managed to do our location shoot with Solene at Fort de Plappeville. The weather finally decided to behave and it was sunny and fairly warm too. Inside the fort itself was akin to being in an air conditioned building though and got to be a bit chilly after a while.We…
03 May 2015
We were going to shoot on location yesterday, but due to inclement weather had to shoot in the studio instead.We will do the location shoot tomorrow afternoon, providing the weather is ok.The studio shoot went very well, with the return of resident stylist, Harriet llama, after a long absence due…
30 Apr 2015
Been a while since I’ve shot any 35mm film. It took me around a month to use the roll of FP4+ that’d been in my Nikkormat EL.If you shoot medium format and 35mm, like me), you’ll always (more than likely) be disappointed with the size of the negative- it’s tiny in comparison to…
20 Apr 2015
A couple of recent portrait shoots. Mainly digital, but a couple of pictures on film using the Rolleicord V.Helene was photographed in the studio on digital and Julien shot on location in one of the forts that surround Metz (Mont St Quentin, Plappeville) using film and digital. The first two images of Julien were shot on Tri-X rated at…
11 Apr 2015
Found the ‘main’ Fort de Plappeville yesterday after we’d headed in slightly the wrong direction the day before!Although, at one point we were only about 10 minutes walk from the fort…enough said.Vast would be an understatement. It really is quite spectacular and in remarkably good condition.Take a look at the Battle…
Gîtes à Metz
27 Mar 2015
A small shoot for a new client that owns gîtes à Metz.A close friend from the UK has stayed here in 2013
Nice places, wouldn’t mind living there tbh, better than our manky old apartment!Nothing particularly challenging about shooting interiors- it’s just a matter of lighting in the right places and correcting distortion…
Ossuary and Les Eparges
16 Mar 2015
I took a good friend, who has been visiting us, from the UK, to The Ossuary at Douaumont (Verdun). A memorial to the soldiers who died during the 300 day Battle of Verdun. 230 000 were killed out of a total 700 000 casualties. Beggars belief.Underneath the main building are…
04 Mar 2015
I bought a set of 40mm extension rails for the Fuji GX680
Gave them a test today with a roll of Kodak Portra and some veg from the kitchen!
I have also got a set of 80mm extension rails coming soon, along with a set of extended bellows.
Two in two days!
27 Feb 2015
I’ll keep it short and sweet and not ramble on about the joys of analog, medium format, photography today ;)
Some more Metz at night shots.
Some of these I took at the beginning of February, but hadn’t finished the roll of film until earlier this week.
Anyway, here they…
26 Feb 2015
I’ve just taken delivery of 15 rolls of Fomapan 100 from Fotoimpex in Germany
An excellent emporium for all analog shooters. Darkroom supplies, film, the lot! In fact all they sell is analog based.
Good to see a purely analog shop in our digital age.
I shot a couple of…
20 Feb 2015
We had a visit from one of our stagiare from 2014 this week
Managed to photograph her fabulous legs on film (not that the rest of her isn’t beautiful too though!), during her visit. It was lovely to see her again and hear how she is doing on her 3…
More Metz at night ll
13 Feb 2015
Out with the point n shoot Rolleicord V, Tri-X Pan, FP4+ and Fuji Acros!
These are part of a series I’m shooting on film of Metz at night.
The gallery link for higher res photos is here.
I will be adding to this series…
Sheona, Emilie, Marine
11 Feb 2015
I do keep meaning to do my blog more often, but things tend to get in the way! Here’s a catch up from the last couple of weeks…
The tilt/ shift capabilities of the Fuji GX680 for portraiture: although not as flexible as a large format camera, the GX680 does…
ID, CV and more film
08 Feb 2015
It’s been a while since I wrote another blog entry, so here we go again…
As always, around this time of year, we get a minor flood of ID/ passport photo jobs along with the occasional shot for a CV…really glamourous work!
I am shooting more client work on film,…
29 Jan 2015
Been very busy with work the last couple of weeks; lots of clients…so, as a result, not much time to post anything on my blog
Managed to get out yesterday with my trusty Rolleicord V, a roll of Tri-X and my assistant. Damien (who used my Rollei Mklll and fell…
11 Jan 2015
Well, it all seemed to be going reasonably ok until 07/ 01 and the awful events in Paris, where 12 people were murdered by extremists, followed by the murder the next day of another police officer and then four more innocent people slain at a supermarché
Dreadful, shocking and just…