My Fujifilm X Series Holy Trinity

My Fujifilm Holy Trinity

I started my journey to Fujifilm with the X100 series rangefinder style camera. I was drawn to the X100T by its retro design aesthetic, the way it handled and the amazing quality of the images that could be created with it. Although I came to the X100 relatively late in

Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept

This comment was supposedly made by Henri Cartier-Bresson to fellow photographer Helmut Newton whilst taking Newton’s portrait. According to Newton, Cartier-Bresson’s hand wasn’t as steady as it used to be and some of his pictures were “a bit fuzzy” which caused him to utter these words. Of course, just because

Five Contemporary Women Photographers

Today is International Women’s Day and therefore a good day to highlight five contemporary women photographers whose work I love and to follow. Click on their name to go straight to their website. Kristine Varaksina I discovered Kristine just yesterday from the talk she gave at The Photography Show Spring

Why You Need a Side Hustle

When I left university having obtained a (not very good) degree in Physics I had a real desire to be a photographer. Bear in mind this was way before the Internet was a thing or the Web even existed. Cameras still used something called film that you had to either

Another Stream of Consciousness

Following on from this one, and probably due to the interminable state of lockdown and my reduced expectations for my photography, here’s another stream of recent photographic consciousness. Always take a camera with you, even to the supermarket. A camera gives you a license to see. As a photographer you

Lockdown Blues

Like many photographers I’m sure, I found 2020 to be something of a barren wasteland when it came to creativity, making images and finding (portrait) work. I probably took as many images in the whole year as I would have in a single week previously and my writing about photography

How Ilford Black and White Film is Made

To any photographer who started out in black and white film photography the name Ilford Photo will always have a special place in their hearts. Ilford is a British black and white film, papers and chemicals company and has been manufacturing at various sites in the UK since 1879. It

Billingham AVEA 5 End Pocket Review

I currently own three Billingham bags. A well worn Hadley Pro, a Hadley Small and, most recently, an Airline Stowaway. Why then, do I need to add another of their amazing bags to my ‘arsenal’ you may ask? Setting aside the fact that I love the quality, functionality and all

It is Not Forever!

Well that was quite a year. Like many people my photography has taken something of a backseat this year and those times I have ventured out I find many of the images I have captured very much represent the mood of the times: emptiness, loneliness, people having to make do.

Oh Oly :-(

Last week Olympus announced, what has been rumoured for a few months now (and even longer ago), that they are selling their camera division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). Olympus has been losing money on its cameras for three years and also took a reputation hit from an accounting scandal

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