When the three remaining Beatles convened to record "Free As A Bird' in the 1990's, Ringo was heard to remark, listening to a playback, that it sounded just like The Beatles. As always, Ringo's wit caught the moment. Although not their greatest work, it does indeed sound just like them. So what has this got to do with photography? It's the strange and possiby magical genius of Leica. I used to own film Leicas - I had an M3, an M6 and a IIIa and I adored them. A few months ago, I was loo…
Black and White, album created on October 1, 2017
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Street Photography, album created on September 9, 2017
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UK General Election 2017, album created on June 10, 2017
A walk around Parliament Square on the day after our general election. A cast of eccentrics, people watchers and broadcasters gathered to pick over the bones of the surprise result.
August 13, 2017Several years ago, in the film era, I owned and was rather fond of a Canon 35mm compact camera. It had a delay timer that allowed you to shoot several pictures in one go. I began experimenting by setting the timer and then dangling the camera from its strap. What did I get? Well, exactly what you'd expect. A lot of blurry pictures, some of which were quite pleasant to look at, but nothing of huge interest. Film is expensive, so I stopped my experiments but I didn't give up on my idea and the…
August 5, 2017Last time, I wrote about keeping things fresh with some new lenses. This time, it's all about old ones. I just bought an adapter to let me use Leica 39mm screw mount lenses on my Fuji X-E1. I don't own any Leica lenses in this mount but I do have several made in the USSR, including the Industar 22 I took this picture with. The Industar is a copy of a Leica design and was sold with Zorki cameras in the 1950s. If you read about photographic equipment made in the USSR (especially on the inte…