Flickr: finding images not in groups

Flickr has been one of my most-visited websites for nearly the last ten years, and rarely a day goes by if I am near the internet that I don’t check it out. I love the ability to share my photos with the world and to also see the work of others. Things have changed a […]

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Doubling up

I’ve taken photos on and off for much of my life, starting as a kid when I got my first instamatic, through borrowing my brother’s SLR, learning how to develop my own photos in my late teens and then pursuing it as part of my art school days in my early twenties. But I guess […]

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On the beach

Here are four pictures of the seaside at Nice from a recent trip to the south of France. The first shot was done on my work’s cameraphone, a Google Nexus 4. I’d got the white balance wrong and so you get this very blue-biased cast to the shot, but given that I was there in […]

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Pinholes

There’s always something alluring about a pinhole photograph. They don’t record hard facts, but if you want to capture opening your eyes after sleeping on a beach, or the line between dreams and reality, sometimes a pinhole image is the way to go. These are all on film, mostly taken with a homemade “BiCam” which […]

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The Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim

There’s lots to see and read about out there on the internet already about this 35mm film camera, so I figured it was worth adding my own experience of it. First of all I’ve owned three, but now only have one. I lost the first one in Barcelona in 2010 in a mugging, and it […]

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What a difference a group makes…

Here are two pretty similar images in my mind. Hardly identical of course, but they’re both fuzzy, indistinct, taken on cheap, low-spec cameras and detailing fairly mundane subject matter. They were both taken by me too and they’re both on my Flickr photostream. The image on the left has had 212 views (and 8 favourites) […]

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Two Italian Photographic Blogs…

…(here is one and here is another) appear to have written about the Bi-Cam concept and used my photo from Flickr. If you haven’t seen a Bi-Cam before, it has a lens at the front and a pinhole on the back. Here’s mine. and this is the type of photo it can take Interesting to […]

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Konica C35

Originally written for the Epic Edits 80 Film Cameras for Under 50 Dollars! project. I sometimes take pictures with a Konica C35 that I bought at a car-boot sale in 2005 for £4. It’s a very small rangefinder camera with automatic shutter and aperture, although I discovered when I got the camera home that it […]

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I wonder what would happen if…

…you developed colour film in black and white chemicals? Well, you get a negative of sorts. Having just shot a whole roll of 200 ASA film in a camera set to 400 ASA, I got a bit concerned about sending it off to a lab who were not going to realise what I'd done and […]

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Kodak Verichrome

The other day I got an Agfa Click for £1 This was cool enough in itself, as it’s not only a great vintage medium format plastic camera, but I also have the sister model the Agfa Clack. The Clack takes 8 shots on a 120 film and the Click takes 12. But even cooler was […]

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