The Lost Lovers – Part One

This is the first in a series of posts about cameras I have known, loved and lost. I plan to look back at why I loved them ("Romantic Reverie") and then why I ultimately sold or donated them ("In The Harsh Light"). First up, the Yashica Electro 35GTN. Romantic Reverie The Yashica Electro 35 GTN… Continue reading The Lost Lovers – Part One

Expired Emulsions – Ferrania Solaris 200

The first post in this Expired Emulsions series introduced some of the reasons why I love using expired film, and how I use it. One of my favourites is Ferrania Solaris 200 FG Plus. When I first got into film photography in mid 2012, my early film purchases were Fuji Superia 200 and 400, bought from… Continue reading Expired Emulsions – Ferrania Solaris 200

The Smiling Camera

Not one for endless analysis, poring over the fine detail of tech specs, or pixel peeking, I prefer to judge a camera's worth (and whether I keep it or not) by my response to two simple questions -  1. Does it make me smile when I'm using it? 2. Does it make me smile when… Continue reading The Smiling Camera