Before the trend of the ubiquitous "selfie", a likeness of one's self - whether a photograph, painting, drawing, poem, song or any other creative form - tended to be more thoughtful and considered. Personally, there's something of myself in everything I create, and many argue that it is near impossible for us to express anything… Continue reading The Self Portrait
This month in my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, I chose the Panasonic Lumix GF1, a Micro Four Thirds (M43) body. I had at my disposal one native lens, a Lumix 12-32mm (24-64mm in 35mm terms) and my last four vintage manual focus M42 lenses, using an adapter. Unfortunately I dropped the Lumix lens… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (III) – Last Dance Of The Lumix?
Generally I've moved ever closer towards finding cameras I can set up to create photographs I love without needing any extra post processing. But last year I experimented with Snapseed to process the same image multiple times, and trace its disintegration. After again finding myself listening to William Basinski more than anyone else lately (who… Continue reading Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment (II)
So here they are, my beloved Gang Of Four, the greatest cameras in the history of the universe.* (*Where "The Known Universe" means the extent of cameras I have actually used in the last decade so can form a reasoned, yet entirely subjective opinion about, and excludes the 17 million I haven't.) I'm not going… Continue reading The Four Greatest Cameras In The History Of The Known Universe*
As I did last year, I'm selling off a few more bits to hone my core kit camera kit ever further. Up for grabs is a cracking little Samsung branded Pentax K mount DSLR, the GX-1S, the "plastic fantastic" Pentax-DA 35/2.4 AF lens it suits so well, and an M42 tele beauty, the Jupiter-37A 135/3.5.… Continue reading For Sale