It fascinates me how a convincing and impassioned story can sway our beliefs, opinions and decisions. Not least of all when it’s us telling the story to ourselves. This is an occasional series about some of the stories I’ve woven to myself, to justify a certain decision or purchase. See all posts in the series… Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves (II) – You Can Never Have Too Much Film
In one form or another, photography's been a hobby of mine for around 15 years. I'd used cameras before then, but not for the specific and deliberate purpose of capturing compositions that I found interesting and beautiful. This intentional photography phase began around 2006 with my then cameraphone, a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i, though I'd… Continue reading The Many Faces Of Photography
Back when I was predominantly shooting film, I was very conscious of the real cost of every frame. I'm not going to get into the minutiae of the numbers (yet), but even at its cheapest, every photowalk would end up costing me double figures (pounds). So of course with a tangible cost per shot, it… Continue reading How I Stopped Thinking About The Cost Of Film Photography
From about 2012-2017 I predominantly shot 35mm film. Over this time I had the film developed and scanned, uploaded the digital images to my archive, and tucked the original negatives away in a couple of large shoeboxes. Two shoeboxes that I haven't returned to since I shot my last roll of film three and a… Continue reading Should I Just Throw Those Old Film Negatives Away?