Out and About: Notre Dame, Paris

I’ve visited Notre Dame Cathedral three times. The first time I was about 15 years old, and living in a children’s home. We’d been taken on holiday as a group and spent a week in a children’s home in France, a few days at a campsite, and a few days skiing in Switzerland. I remember…

Photography: Image Transfers onto Plaster

Eventually, if you carry on reading this blog for any length of time, you will realise that I am an experimenter. I really like experimenting with my images, and images of myself in particular (after I’ve experimented with changing the way I look with wigs, clothes and make up, obviously). I’ve had an idea to…

Photography: Colour Film, Kingston Lacy Gardens

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 300 using Fuji colour film at Kingston Lacy NT in Wimborne, late summer 2018. This slideshow contains a mix of film scans and photo scans and so the quality is variable and you can see there are some white lines and haze in some of the images…

Photography: Rasterbator

You can find Rasterbator here. Rasterbator.net is a website that you can use to produce wall art from your photographs. It enlarges your uploaded image for you to print at home on whatever size paper/ printer combination you have. I have access to an A4 colour laser printer which is ideal for this.  You choose how…

Photography: Slide Film from London, 2001

These were taken on a Canon EOS 300 in about 2001, on cheap Boots Colour Slide film. They were scanned, quite a long time ago, on an Epson flatbed scanner. They scanned quite dark, but I’m guessing slide film would do that because they were meant to be backlit. These images represent some of my…

Out and About: Two Cinemas in Leicester Square, London

Visiting London for a few days over the Easter holiday was great. I was with my partner and youngest son, leaving our eldest son, N, at home alone for the first time. N hates crowds so London is often stressful for him. He wanted the house to himself for a few days and so we…

Photography: Film Photography No. 2, Instant Film

I said in the last post about film that I felt sad that something fundamental goes missing from my experience of photography when I find myself shooting exclusively in digital. Since that post was originally published (November 2018) I’ve  set up a temporary darkroom at home, have been developing prints, using a lot more film,…

Music: Past, Present and Future

Past I started playing violin when I was about 8 years old and I can still remember the day I was given the violin to take home. We’d all been called into the school hall in our PE kit. There were visiting teachers asking us to stamp and clap to rhythms. Then, unaware of what…

Photography: Film Photography No.1, The Story So Far

When I started photography digital photography was not wide-spread. My first proper camera was a Canon EOS 300. (No, not a 300D, just a 300). Apart from my house, my car and my wedding dress, it was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought. To be honest, it wasn’t really very good; I think you…

Photography: A Roll of Fuji Colour Film

Most of these images were taken in November 2018. They were shot on an old Canon AE-1 that I picked up on eBay. I think they were all shot using the 50mm prime lens that came with the camera. The film is Fujicolor C200 and I sent the film away for processing and printing as…