New stuff coming.

I've been shooting some 'new' things in the past couple of months. Trying new things for the new year. 2017 will be starting wonderfully.  

Still life and a bit of nature. There'll be some surprises for me also as I often forget what I've been shooting. Especially with going onto roll 6 + 7.  


Friends in the fridge. 

Friends in the fridge. 

What else is planned for 2017? I do not know. No travel plans, but that could change. As I am mosdef keen on Scandinavia and Hawaii.  

Photographic Evolution.

"Back in the olden days when I shot digital." I unlike most photographers started with digital, then switched to film. 

In 2005, purchasing my first, a Canon IXUS40. A 4 megapixel point n shoot, which produced some nice photographs.

In 2006, a Canon D60 secondhand. A 6.3 megapixel DSLR, which dated back to the earlier 2000s.

In 2008, a Canon 450D, an entry-level DLSR, boasting 12.2 megapixels. Accompanied by some nice lenses, taking some wonderful photographs.

Followed by a Canon 550D, another entry-level camera, with a whopping 18 megapixels. 

The final chapter of my digital life, a Canon 7D, a prosumer DSLR. Again with 18 megapixels, but with dual processors. It took wonderful pictures.

And then a change in direction with my work, led to me to the Canon EOS10. A film SLR from the early 1990's. With auto-rewind, ISO /ASA film speed detection, it was essentially like all my digital cameras, but film. After using the EOS10 for a short period I bought myself a Canon A1. Born in the late 1970s, retro. A bit clunky and certainly a whole new experience of taking photographs. I absolutely love it.

An unusual approach. I guess I always wanted to make the switch. Shooting commercially digital was a good choice, being able to review, take lots of pictures, too many pictures. Shooting film has slowed me down, I appreciate my work more and certainly have a different (slightly) style and work-flow. Patience. My step into film with the Canon A1 is only the beginning. Shooting film whilst traveling through Europe had it's challenges and risks. Vintage camera equipment failures, film getting damaged in bad weather (i.e a rain storm in Tuscany), losing my gear (theft or misplacement) and not being able to back up my photographs on the run. Would I ever switch back to digital? No. I love the aesthetics, the use of old cameras, the time scale from loading some film, to developing / scanning an receiving the final photographs. The mix of chemical / celluloid process, weather, old cameras. The result? Amaze.

Art Trade with someone across the sea.

Foraging through Instagram, something caught my eye. An opportunity to trade some of my work with someone else. In this instance, Geneva Lehnert based in Eugene Oregon, USA. After following her wonderful (mostly black and white), very moody and creative moments, I had to take her up on the opportunity. I guess my attention was caught by the tones, the use of natural light, some times a bit of movement.

After exchanging a couple of emails, here's what I have to share ~

From left to right, top to bottom ~ bw monotone sunrays, green thumb, city from above, seagull (winged crusader). All printed on wonderfully thick hahnemühle fine art paper from the wonderful folks Tim & Vanessa at Thirds Fine Art Printing in Melbourne VIC Australia.

I look forward to receiving a handful of her wonderful work :) Credit - @genevalehnert (Instagram)