Category: Photography

Par Docks

A series of images taken last August at Par Dock. A number of us were very fortunate to have a guided tour of the area for a couple of hours. The Dock played a pivotal role in the export of China Clay from Cornwall, but a decline in the industry and changes in the way clay  is now transported, means part of the dock is now undergoing development into a marina. The guided tour is…


Over the Top

Wayhay. First roll of film taken this year, from a trundle to the sand dunes at Hayle. I left the light meter at home – well the battery was actually flat – and relied on the light meter built into the Rolleiflex. I was quite surprised how accurate the exposure was, despite the cameras age. I’m not sure if the sensor is Gallium Arsenide or Selenium based, but in the bright conditions I was using…


Welcome to 2013

While it is a little late to say Happy New Year, I’ll say it anyway ” Happy New Year” folks. It’s been very quiet on the terrestrial photography front. My last proper outing was in July with a Pola trundle in Manchester, followed by a well deserved break in wild wet and windy Scotland. The reason for the lack of any output has been primarily the completion of work on the ‘Weekend Country’ retreat. The…


Funland

Working for yourself has many advantages, but taking long Summer breaks is not one of them. While the break is always welcome. it costs you a shedload in lost revenue, and creates so much of a backlog of work when you return, that you need another holiday to get over it. This years break was no exception and will a computer failure on the day I official got back to work, it’s taken three weeks…


A bit of Art Wank!

  Another trundle to Penzance and the The Newlyn Art Gallery for the Shezad Dawood exhibition. British artist Shezad Dawood (b1974) works across media in film, painting and light sculpture. His Indian and Pakistani roots have inspired a broad mapping within his practice, remixing various artistic traditions, and recalling influences as diverse as cosmology, science fiction and Sufism. I must admit I thought this was going to be a load of old tosh, but I really enjoyed it….


The Sunday Brunch

Really chuffed to bits to see that one of my images has been included in Impossible Projects ‘Sunday Brunch’ this month.


My new toy!

An Isolette V made by Agfa Cameraverk between 1950-52. I just love the compact size this little beauty folds down too. About the size of a modern entry level DSLR, but nowhere as thick, she shoots 6×6 and fits in your pocket. There seem to be hundreds of these on ebay and I paid around the average for mine. The lens is an Agfa Agnar f/4.5/ 85mm focal length on a three speed Vario shutter, by…


NMM Falmouth

    Well it’s been a pretty awful long Bank Holiday from the weather point of view. Apart from a  few hours of sunshine yesterday there has been solid cloud over the Southwest. I did run a test film through the new Isolette and deved the roll. Things look fine. The shutter seems to work at most speeds and the aperture does what it’s supposed to. I loaded a roll of FP4 and we had a…


Pola Flickr Meet London

Well here they all are. I’m quite happy to have come away with so many worth sticking up.  There is talk of another meet sometime in August, so you can count me in. Keep an eye on the discussion of the IP Flickr stream


Flickr Pola Meet

Had a blinder of a trip at Saturday’s Flickr Pola trundle in the ‘Big Smoke’. Wasn’t quite sure how the day was going to go.  With a new camera and a sack full of film that I’m completely unfamiliar with, I wasn’t sure if I would end up with the day with a pile of drink coasters. The PX100 Cool seems to work no matter what you point the camera at. The only question you…