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  1. New year

    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…


  2. Marathon

    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…


  3. Trees

    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…


  4. Experimentation

    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…


  5. Is it summer yet?

    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…


  6. Hasselblads, Fujis and Bronicas…

    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…


  7. Late Spring

    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… …


  8. Spring

    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…


  9. Fuji FP 100C and other stuff…

    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…


  10. More January ll

    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…


  11. More January

    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…


  12. Christmas and stuff…

    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…


  13. November

    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……


  14. Pushing Delta 3200

    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…


  15. This month

    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…


  16. Commercial work

    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…


  17. UK

    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…


  18. Location fashion and portraits

    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…


  19. Weather

    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…


  20. Portraits

    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…


  21. Reciprocity!

    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. The standard…


  22. Fomapan

    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…


  23. Fomapan

    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…


  24. Lenny's Legs!

    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…


  25. Sheona, Emilie, Marine

    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…


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