I’ve got a fridge full of film, two cameras and a tank of gas….
I grew up with photograph; my father was a professional photographer before he retired and all my early memories are full of photography, from posing for tests and family shots, to sitting in the darkroom on school holidays watching him develop; the quiet muted atmosphere of the dark, the smell of the chemicals and the magic of seeing the image fade up from nowhere.
In 2019 while my brother and I were looking for some stored video equipment we came across some the old mans kit (cameras and lenses). A Bronica SQa the creator of the most amazing images I’ve ever seen, a non functioning A1 and a functioning AE1. I’ve since bolstered the kit with an almost new Canon T90, a brace of Pentax 110 cameras, lots of lenses and an Olympus OMe 10Mk3.
I got really hard into the analogue side, full hook line and sinker. Its really improved my technical knowledge as well as augmenting my skills in my day job as a filmmaker.
The plan is to build a dark room in my house at some point. But until then we will develop the negatives and scan them, so at least for the time being its mostly analogue. But hey I almost always use retro lenses on digital cameras for the films.
I’ve set myself the task of taking portraits of interesting and influential people that I have met or will meet, and what they mean to me. Hopefully the picture will bring out who they really are. I don’t want studio perfect pictures, I want the he-man inside to come out.
I hope that you get something out of this site, I am always interested in projects so don’t be shy, do shout out if you want to book or make a collaboration together.