Photo Chat Vlog – Fuji TW-3 and Half-Frame Photomontage

In season 3, episode 9 of Photo Chat Vlog I spoke about using a Yashica Samurai half-frame camera with expired film, and in this episode I wanted to follow up with some other half-frame experiments with my Fuji TW3. Now this is an interesting camera because first of all it’s a Fuji camera. Now normally […]

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Photo Chat Vlog – Yashica Samurai 35mm half frame and Kodacolor VR film

I think it was in season 3, episode 7 of Photo Chat Vlog when I got to the end of the video that I said that there wasn’t a loaded film camera in my life at that time, and that was July this year, 2019. But I can tell you I was quite busy shooting […]

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Gig review: Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards and Jem Godfrey

King’s Norton Tower of Song, August 10th 2014 I had a very interesting evening last night at the Tower of Song in Kings Norton, Birmingham watching Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards and Jem Godfrey improvising. The TOS is a compact and bijou venue for starters; as it was my first trip I was thinking it would […]

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Gig review: Frost*Bites

King’s Cross Scala, December 16th 2012 Legendary bands Frost* and It Bites played a one-off Xmas gig last year at The Scala in London, and I was there! Here’s my gig review (originally posted on the Frost*ies forum)… Arrived at King’s Cross at about 18:10 and felt quite thrilled walking around in my normal winter […]

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Gig review: Thomas Dolby

Carling Academy Birmingham, October 8th 2007 On an autumn Monday night a colleague and I saw Thomas Dolby in concert at the Academy in Birmingham. Not so long ago I would have had this on the “this would never happen list” but since so many things that I thought would never happen keep happening, I’ve […]

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Gig review: Double G and the Traitorous Three

Kilburn Luminaire, February 5th 2006 The operative phrase here is “never say never”. I’ve been a major fan of Scritti Politti since Wood Beez hit the charts in the mid-80’s, and always knew of them as a studio entity; this was a “group”, with a constant member in Green Gartside, who made exceptionally deluxe music […]

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