8/52 The Mountains of Sao Miguel

The mountains of Sao Miguel are a breathtaking product of volcanic fury.  The building shown is an abandoned hotel overlooking the island from a beautiful vantage point.  These images were shot with a Leica M3 and a 50mm Summicron.  The landscapes were mostly shot using the peculiar Leica polarizing filter.  It flips up for viewing…

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The Power of the Dark Slide

I guess shooting 4×5 film sheets count for a post even though they’re not really physically connected. A friend of mine told me about a month ago that his Linhof Kardan Super Color 4×5 as feeling neglected and insisted that I was the right one to give it some much needed attention. Next thing I…

2017, Roll 67 – Nighttime on Frog Island

I have a friend who is a ‘proper’ photographer. In stark contrast to my haphazard, eclectic and ever-changing output, he thinks about what he’s doing and spends years on projects; researching, planning and shooting his work before finally working out the best way to share it. The results reflect the effort and commitment invested in…

2017, Roll 68: New Lens Time

Originally written for the 35mmc website. At some point last week, I saw Hamish’s tantalising pictures on social media of ten boxes containing the new 7Artisans, 50mm lenses that he had for sale. It’s a lens that’s been causing quite a stir since its launch, due to the winning formula of being an M-mount 50mm,…

2017, Roll 70: #StopBrexitManchester

Iain and I travelled up to the #StopBrexit march yesterday in Manchester. While I’m unsure if it made any kind of difference, I’m pleased that we went along and got involved. I still hold on the hope that as it becomes clearer what a disaster leaving the EU is going to be, more people will…

52 Rolls Week 36:52

A Visit to Heart Mountain Relocation Center.  Or at least that’s the official name.  I prefer internment camp……… Upper Left: wall from one of the remaining barracks; The Flag at the Visitor’s Center; A Meditation Room inside the Visitor’s Center. Senator Inouye was a highly decorated WWII veteran who defended this country in Europe while…