Five things I learned scanning 1,751 35mm negatives

In January 2018, I bought a Plustek Opticfilm 8100 35mm scanner, with the intention of scanning and archiving my collection of 35 year collection of film negatives. Friends were cynical. I'd get bored. I'd give up after a few weeks. I should wait until I had more time (which I took as code for "wait … Continue reading Five things I learned scanning 1,751 35mm negatives

Beckton Gas Works on Kodak Tri-X

Beckton, East London, 1988. The old gas works - long since abandoned - were lying derelict and unloved. Stanley Kubrick has just finished filming Full Metal Jacket. Today, the gas works are long gone. Drive past, and you'd never even know they were there.  Film: Kodak Tri-XCamera: Zenit ELens: Helios 44 58mm f2