As a UK resident, I’ve been experiencing the same Coronavirus lock down as the rest of the country for a fortnight now. It’s for all our benefit of course and I’m pleased to have been able to work remotely and stay in touch with others via video calls and so on. I’m aware that as someone who isn’t on the front line of health care or indeed social care, I am one of the lucky ones, excepting the possibility of my recent horrific chest infection actually being Covid 19. This doesn’t stop me dreaming or occasionally staring out the window … Continue reading Where I’d rather be
Ilford FP4+ film was new to me, but thanks to the joy of #FP4Party on Twitter that changed. I ordered film, loaded it into cameras and popped my cherry all the first week of March 2020! I was determined to shoot a variety of subjects and fit it all in round work and weekend commitments. The second week was development week and lo, the third was posting week. And i miss it already. So many interesting film photos from many corners of this planet was a wonderful distraction from the virus outbreak. We’ll always have photos! Here are mine. My … Continue reading We All Went To Party And It Didn’t Quit.
I like to wander among trees, taking in fresh air, feeling somewhat present, so it stands to reason much of my landscape stuff is woodland. Much of the woodland close to me is in part commercial, though it isn’t entirely the case. The most popular crop is silver birch, harvestable every 15 years. This leads to the occasional moment of annoyance when a place I want to capture in a certain light has changed dramatically, but it doesn’t stop my love of these trees as a photographic subject. It’s their bark of course! The papery shavings appeal to me and … Continue reading Woodland wanderings
Although I haven’t been in a darkroom for a long time, I’ve been dabbling with film photography again in recent years. Currently I send my films … Continue reading Yashica Times
After a brief hiatus, my website is back y’all! Previously I’ve been running a Squarespace site, paying out for it for no particular reason. I don’t as yet make money from photos, least not enough to bother the tax man. The only bit I’m interested in retaining is a blog, something Squarespace could handle but not especially well. Added to this I can get a nifty photo.blog address for free these days with WordPress. Many names went through my head. For a long time this morning I had the site named as Shutter Cock – the act of cocking one’s … Continue reading A new dawn