Magnum Contact Sheets

This time last year, I was in a self-imposed study lock-down in London trying to catch up with my research.  One of my days off was a mild late December day just before Christmas; and throughout November I was inspired by a book that sat on our coffee table which I browsed through during breaks. If you’re a photographer, you will know it and probably own a copy. If you’re not, you will know many of the iconic images it contains.  The book is a wonderful collection of images,

Falling in Love

I landed into a very foggy London a couple of weeks ago.  The next morning offered me the opportunity to take some shots of our local park in west London, in the most beautiful time of year.  The peaceful tones of the autumn colours were serenely framed by the thick fog.  I hope you enjoy the shots – some of which were already posted on my social media accounts at the time. #ealing #leaves #fog #photography #london #fall #park #august #autumn #gunnersbury #bench

It Never Rains in Lima

I arrived at night and nothing about my arrival was normal.  I had almost missed my flight on the last leg from Mexico City, and this was after nearly a two-day journey.  As soon as we landed, there was a separate queue for those attending the annual meetings, and we were chaperoned at every point by helpful young volunteers all the way to the waiting lounge.  Within ten minutes, our bus arrived to take us to our hotel.  I knew, even before I arrived at the heavily-guarded ho

Hipstamatic 300

This was probably my favourite shot using Hipstamatic (jane lens and uchitel film).  It produced a beautiful and timeless image of the Eiffel Tower on a wet July afternoon.  I haven’t used the app much since upgrading my phone and slowly forgot about it, which is a real surprise since it was my source of creativity when I stopped carrying my camera with me everywhere. Earlier this evening, I received an announcement email from them mentioning their new update.  I’m intrigued

The Holga Experiment

I can see why the Holga became what it did in the 1980s. I can also understand why recently, with so much technology crammed into phones and small cameras, some have wanted the simplicity of a toy camera. Having said that, and as unfashionable as it may sound, I would rather use apps to achieve these and better results. Film photography is a world I respect, and using a roll of film (unless you buy expired ones) in a toy camera like this one is, in my opinion, a waste. I wrot