Through a series of what felt like small and inconsequential life choices I have found myself recently in positions where the logical course of action involved putting my health and even my life at risk, in service of making photographs.
I, like many others I'm sure, want to be a great photographer. To me this means that I look with a respectful eye over my own body of work, and accept it for what it is: (hopefully) the absolute best I can accomplish.
This is something I r...
The first roll
It is January 31st, 2020. I’ve arrived in London to document the events surrounding the UK leaving the EU. Many groups were converging on Parliament Square for this historic day. My usual workflow was interrupted when fellow documentary photographer Simon King called me aside and handed me a Nikon FG, 55mm f/3.5, and a roll of Kentmere 400.
This was the first roll of film I’d exposed in my life. Unaccustomed to the mechanical redundancies and psychological immediacy that film offers, ...
We hope that you are enjoying learning more about some of the film shooters that we have working here at HARMAN. This week's interviewee (our 5th) is our MarComms Manager Matt Parry. We think he has a bit of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) what do you think?
Who are you? What is your job title at HARMAN technology and how long have you worked here?
My name is Matt Parry and I’ve been the Marketing Communications Manager at HARMAN technology since June 2016.
Tell us a little about your day-to-day role.
During lockdown I rekindled my love of making photograms. It happened naturally after a summer of making cyanotypes. I was also making emulsions out of plants. My garden became a temporary darkroom. With a photogram - you expose your paper to light (sunlight for photograms), with an object on top, and the area underneath the object remains unexposed, so you end up with white paper in that area, like a shadow but in negative.
A lonely weed
The local darkroom re-opened for half-day s...
Get ahead of the class
Here you'll find links to lots of helpful information that will help you get a head start in your film photography studies. We've collated links to blogs, product pages and shared some educational videos from our YouTube channel too.
So, you've got your film camera and now you need some film. Many schools, colleges and universities will lend out cameras to their students and these generally take 35mm film but, there are other options available and the type of camera that you have ...
Interview number four in our Behind the Film series is with International Sales Manager and relative film newbie Alex Hancock.
Who are you? What’s your job title HARMAN technology and how long have you worked here?
I am Alex Hancock and my role is International Account Manager. I've been with HARMAN for 3 years now.
Tell us a little about your day to day role.
My role is to support our international partners who manage the brand and sales in countries around the world. I work directly with all of thei...
Some subjects seem to go hand in hand with black and white film photography and boats in one of them. Which is why we chose #boatsonfilm for this week's #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites theme.
poloczanski_mikolaj Kąty Rybackie.Stary Port #hasselbladxpan #xpan #ilfordphoto #ilforddelta100 #bnw #fridayfavourites #birdsinport #ilfordphotopl #friendsinbnw #wschódsłońca #kątyrybackie #boatsonfilm #foggyday
@JevonCarey Took this one one at Southwold Harbour, Ilford Delta Pro100 135 and pr...
One of the aspects that took me perhaps the longest to understand about black and white film photography - but, which turned out to have the most impact on my visual style – is that exposure is simply not real in any meaningful way. “Correct” exposure is incredibly subjective, especially true for high contrast lighting conditions where either the shadows or highlights can be exposed for in order to achieve a dramatic scene.
I think there is a greater expectation for colour film to be a representati...
I've tried to avoid putting this one out for a while but like ripping a plaster off I thought getting it out early may be best. There are still plenty of these interviews to come over the next few months as we speak to some of the film shooters on site but for now, I hope you enjoy our 7th Behind the Film interview.
Who are you? What’s your job title at HARMAN technology and how long have you worked here?
My name’s Michelle Parr and my official title is ‘Digital Marketing Specialist’. I’ve worke...
Today's #handsonfilm must have been a tough #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites theme as we saw far fewer images than we usually do. However the ones that you shared with us were great.
z.allaire Ilford XP-2 Hasselblad 500 C/M #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites #handsonfilm #ilfordxp2 #120film #hasselblad #hasselblad500cm #analogueportraits #blackandwhite
@timdobbsphoto "Hand print" .. Minolta X700 on ilford FP4+ for #handsonfilm #ilfordphoto #fridayfavourites #believeinfilm