Looking back at 52 rolls in 2016

This article is being published simultaneously on EMULSIVE! So in 2016 I have been shooting film as part of my 52 rolls project, which I first heard about onĀ EMULSIVE. I thought that I would write up here what I learned! So, my final post. My own personal goal for the project was to shoot at…

Week 52: In Between

In between Christmas and the New Year, that is. I have always found this week to be strange. Maybe you are familiar with the story about the Gregorian calendar reform? Pope Gregory changed the calendar around, and days suddenly disappeared. In the UK, apparently, in the 1700s eleven days were suddenly removed from the calendar.…

Week 51: Noel 2016 (Paris and Versailles)

In this post, I will share some photographs I took around town and on Christmas day when we visited Versailles for a meal with ML’s family. The weather was very bad. Terrible. Overcast and almost no light, so back to push-processing again. When one morning I saw heavy fog I rushed down to Montsouris to…

Week 50: Back in Paris

Back in Paris once again after more than two weeks’ of travelling. And one of the good things about working here is that we often have meetings at our institute. Some friends dropped by my office for coffee, which was nice, and I got a ‘meta’ version of the conference photo (that’s what happens if…

Week 49: Marseille

The day after returning from LA (see my previous posts), I left for a two-day trip to Marseille, my last trip of the year. Here are a few photographs from my trip. I actually lived in Marseille for a few years when I first came to France, so I know the city quite well. But…

Week 48.3 Joshua Tree

After driving up from the Salton sea, we checked in to a small house I had found on airbnb. It was excellent. The next day we were up at dawn. The first thing we visited was the Noah Purifoy outdoor sculpture park, which was only a few minutes’ drive from our house. It looked like…

Week 48.2 The Salton Sea

So, after a week in meetings, it was time to hit the road once more. A friend and I had decided to visit Joshua Tree national park, and on Friday morning I was idly looking at google maps and saw that the Salton Sea was not so far from Joshua Tree … so why not…