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  1. The healing powers of film photography

    Photography has always been part of my life Zero Image pinhole camera 4×5, Ilford FP4+ sheet film 4×5 When the digital age began, something happened to me. First, I mourned my photo hobby for about five years, then “gave up” and bought a digital SLR. A couple of years passed and I upgraded to a more […]

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  2. A Family Connection

    A family of photographers It’s difficult for me to imagine my family members without their cameras. I grew up in a family of photographers. This seemed so natural to me, that, as a child, I thought all my friends at school had photo labs at their grandparents’ house. For years, underneath my bed, sat my […]

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  3. Portraits in Black and White

    At the time I got back into film again I happened to be taking an evening course in portrait photography at a local college. The usual mix of Canon & Nikon shooters with a mirrorless Sony thrown in for good measure. As usual, we were chatting about our weekend shoots and (obviously) latest purchases. When […]

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  4. Self-portraiture as Catharsis

    Self-portraiture as Catharsis My photography is a form of therapy, a personal, emotional and sometimes turbulent struggle with the complexity of emotions. I feel my life and art have become intertwined and to bury this mental state deep within would only allow it to thrive but through my use of photography, I am offered a […]

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  5. Disconnect

    How I work I believe in self-learning, and I’m always up for something new to explore. I adhere to a strict code of conduct and don’t believe in photoshop, or do much if any post processing. It has to be an exceptional day for me to crop an image. I use Ilford’s Delta 400 for most of […]

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  6. On Reading - Stealing from the best

    On Reading — stealing from the best Nearly all of my photographs organize themselves into loosely defined, open-ended projects that are never finished but often stop at an interesting place for a portfolio, show, or hand-made book. People often ask; “Where do you get ideas for your projects?” British photographer and educator, David Hurn says; “Our […]

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