Part 1: We’re Going to Be Friends My story with Ilford SFX began as many stories do: an impulsive act. I saw it while standing in line at my favorite camera store. Small boxes stacked neatly in a bin. Pattern and repetition. White, black, and purple. Great marketing at work. In hyper-cut scenes that would […]

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  2. An Afternoon In The Park

    It was a sunny Sunday afternoon so I decided to take a walk to Alexandra Park, south of Manchester city centre.  A cricket match was under way when I wandered through the park gates and I settled down near the boundary with an ice cream to watch.  The batsmen were well on top and quite […]

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  3. Paper Negatives

    ‘Something Special’ There is a unique rendering to photographs made with Multigrade enlarging papers. It’s difficult to define, maybe it’s the timeless mood or perhaps it’s the mystical feeling, or even a haunting aura… it’s certainly there for me I like this very much! Add to this, it’s super economical and can be visually handled […]

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  4. Pride Street Portraits

    When I told my friend that I was going to write a piece explaining why I chose to shoot the Pride event in Salem, Massachusetts in black and white, she just laughed and told me to get on my soapbox. I’m not sure what a soap box is but if it helps me explain why […]

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  5. LGBTQ+ Faces of Bristol

    How It Began When Covid-19 started, I had just made plans to follow the Bristol Roller Derby team around the UK to shoot their games. I suddenly had no focus for my photography and I wanted to make sure that I had a project to work on. I also wanted to do something with the […]

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  6. Catching Waves On ILFORD HP5+

    Small Fishing Village My Name is Austen Goldsmith I live on top of a hill on the outskirts of a small fishing Village in Cornwall. When a big storm approaches it means many things. It means I will have a bad nights sleep listening to the sound of the roof tiles rattling above my head. […]

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