I've always liked Nikon cameras. They seem to be designed and made by people who like taking photographs and understand how to make the process effective and enjoyable. Recently, thanks to my brother, who has always had Nikons and kept on pointing out how cheap the film ones are now, I've recently acquired several. For less than a £100 I now find myself with two Nikon F80s and two Nikon F75s. Plus a Lite Touch Zoom 70W AF from almost 20 years ago. It was very cheap and arrived in perfect c…
Cambridge, October 2018, album created on November 10, 2018
Pictures on a rainy day.
October 31st 2018, album created on October 31, 2018
Fast photography - about half an hour in total, spread out over three ten minute photography walks. Don't think - shoot!
London on Film, album created on October 9, 2018
A return to shooting film with a Leica M3, a 35mm lens and 100 asa black and white negative film. Oh, and London, of course.
October 9, 2018I've recently given up working on Mondays. I should have done it years ago as it's transformed my attitude postively to all sorts of things including the other four days work. One big positive change is how I feel about Mondays. Photography, to which Mondays are now dedicated, is in there too. To celebrate being one fifth retired, I decided I wanted to shoot film again and that I especially missed how delightful a film Leica is to handle. So I bought a Leica M3 and have just received bac…
September 22, 2018Regular viewers of my photos might have noticed something unusual when I uploaded more than twenty pictures in one go, all of them taken on one day. They are, I hope, the beginning of a series in tribute to one of my favourite photographers, Sergio Larrain . Larrain first came to my attention when I saw his pictures of London taken on visits in 1958 and 1959. Larrain's London is a gloomy place, full glimpses of things not quite seen properly, self absorbed and melancholy. There's style…