Lanzarote

In March of this year I spent a lazy few days in Lanzarote. Despite hardly leaving our villa I shot quite a few rolls of film whilst there, both 35mm and medium format. Most was shot using expired slide film, so the results were unpredictable but seem to capture the harshness of light and saturated colours nicely. I ended up with loads of shots i liked but here’s a selection.


Lee Musselwhite

These are from earlier this year when I took a trip back to Devon to visit my parents and meet up with some old friends. This is flatland BMX rider, Torbay celebrity and general all round top bloke Lee Musselwhite. I used to shoot photos of Lee when I was just learning how to use a camera, and my first ever published photo was a full page ad of him in Ride magazine over 10 years ago. It was great to see him again, he makes it easy to get good shots.


Lumsdale Glass

A few weeks back I spent a day with Jonathan Abbott aka Ponners aka Lumsdale Glass, near Matlock in Derbyshire, learning and photographing some of the processes involved in glass blowing. I had such a great day, the skill involved is incredible.


DIY negatives

With the recent announcement that Fuji will be discontinuing the production of FP-100C instant film, i’ve started revisiting some old shots taken with a polaroid 600SE. This peel apart film gives you a near instant positive print, which i often end up giving away to whoever i’m photographing. Through a process of bleaching you can salvage a negative from the backing which is often thrown away. Here are a few negatives which i’ve made and scanned in this week.





Expired Film

On one of my first assisting jobs, around 12 years ago, the photographer I was working with gave me a shoe box full of 120 film, much of which had already expired. Digital photography had taken over commercially so they weren’t going to find a use for the film. I recently found a couple of rolls of Kodak PXP 125 iso black and white film from that box which had expired in the 90’s and i’d never used, so decided to test it out around the fishermen’s huts in Hastings on a bleak Autumn afternoon. These are the results. Shot on Rollieflex 2.8f.


Skateboarding

I’ve had a chance to get out and shoot some more skateboarding over the last week, making the most of the unseasonably good weather. I have an new / updated website in progress dedicated to my skate and travel work. Details will follow.


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