In the middle of a snowstorm, an MG Midget parked by the roadside. Minolta Dynax 4, Minolta 24-50mm f4.0, Kodak Colorplus 200.
In the bright summer sunshine, net curtains soften and dapple the light. Katherine Road, East Ham, London, circa 1987. Film stock not identified.
I've been scanning a lot of old film recently. Or maybe not that old. It was all shot between 1983 and 1987, and it feels old to me, because I'm looking back at the events of my life when I was transitioning from student life to adulthood. Featured image: Light leak, unidentified film stock Truth … Continue reading Grain
I'm a good photographer. Really. But I'm a better storyteller. And while photo sharing websites - Flickr, Instagram, Facebook - do a great job of showcasing individual images, they're not nearly as good at telling stories. I started taking photos in 1983. The camera was a Zenit E. A very basic camera, not particularly aspirational, … Continue reading How I got here
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