Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Holga portrait

Portrait from a while back of a friend of mine in central London. Shot on the Holga

Thursday, April 15, 2010

sweet graffiti

Walking home the other day and I saw this scrawled on the wall; 'I don't know if you got my letter but everyone thinks you're great'. Either the world's sweetest graffiti...or it's most sarcastic. Who knows...
(Snapped on my trusty Olympus XA3)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cave dwelling antics

Nick honing his axe throwing skills

Morning fry-up

Well last weekend I decided to escape London and take up the very kind offer by my friend Nick Weston to spend the night in a cave. Nick was the chap who recently spent 6 months living in a treehouse in the woods - a cave should be a doddle we thought. Little did we know we'd be up against ghostly wild dogs and big old false widow spiders - nice! You can read about our escapades in full over on Nick's blog here

Friday, April 09, 2010

Mamiya 7 vs Canon 5D mkII

One for all you camera geeks out there...
Top photo: Mamiya 7 (Kodak 400NC film) with 80mm f/4
Bottom photo: Canon 5D mkII with 50mm f/1.4 (1/400 @ f/5.6)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Recent Tearsheet: Chris Blackham

A recent portrait I did of Chris Blackham, veteran Insurance Broker in the City.

Portrait: Elham Al-Qasimi

I was very fortunate the other day to get the chance to photograph Elham Al-Qasimi, a young lady from Dubai who hopes to be the first Arab woman to reach the North Pole. She sets off on the expedition in the next few days and you can find out more about that on her website. Being that her main sponsor is Landrover they very kindly lent us one of their cars for the day and also an expert off road driving instructor who not only ferried us round all day but was able to position the car in or sorts of fancy positions for us without once complaining. My friend and fellow photographer Anthony Wallace helped out on the day which was much appreciated because we were up against wind rain and mud. Here's a few behind the scenes snaps I took.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Impossible Project: My first shot on the new film

Well I've been waiting a long time for the reinvention of polaroid film. Having got a fabulous SX70 last year but hardly any film to put through it I was keen to see what the Impossible Project was going to have to offer. Well this is it - their new 'black and white' PX100 silvershade film. So far I've only taken two shots with it but I'm hardly leaping for joy, 'silvershade' it is not, 'sepia-hit-and-miss' it is. I really hope that when the release the colour version later this year it's not going to be so flakey. On the other hand the packaging is superb and the collectable darkslides with their random quotes was a nice touch if a tad kitsch especially when they say banal things like 'do a handstand moonwalk'. sigh.