1. Drawn by Light

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    Founded in 1853, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Collection is now held at the National Media Museum, Bradford as part of the National Photography Collection. With over 250,000 images, 8,000 items of photographic equipment and 31,000 books, periodicals and documents, it’s one of the most important and comprehensive photographic collections...
  2. 2 year smiley face

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    Two years ago today I was in a coma, inside intensive care unit, under the surgeons knife. Sounds rather bleak, but anniversaries make you think of these things in a specific way, such as I did sitting in a traffic queue this morning at roughly the same time as the...
  3. How to Shoot Street…with a Leica

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    I’ve never managed to take street photography on my Leica, somewhat due to timing, as I got my film Leica when I was killing time popping hospital strength painkillers, and doing laps of the lounge in a protective boot and crutches, and I haven’t quite got back in the photographic...
  4. Goodwood Revival 2014

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    Just posted a new gallery of images from Goodwood Revival this year, with a host of images that are styled in gloriously saturated colours, in a nod to both the Revival event, which celebrates all things from yesteryear, and my previous post about Kodachrome slide film. The images were taken on...
  5. The Last Roll of Kodachrome

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    I’ve been neglecting you dear reader, but life moves in cycles when interests, like time, ebb and flow. Since the accident (which has become a caveat attached to many things), moving house, setting up house and job changes, picking up the camera and getting out there to document the world...
  6. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

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    Winner of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year of both Black and White image, and Overall was Michael Nichols, beating more than 42,000 entries. His stunning image of lions in the Serengeti National Park. He took the shot on infrared B&W film, which he said, “transforms the light and...
  7. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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    Maybe that should be London’s Calling too, as the No campaign has been labelled as the Westminster campaign from the Yes camp. We’re all ruled by Westminster in that sense, whether 50 miles away or 400. I have no fervent political leanings either for or against, and if I did,...
  8. Smart Camera…phone

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    Wrap a Leica lens, instead a panasonic phone, and infest with Android operating system, and you have the new Panasonic DMC-CM1 smart phone, with USP, 1″ camera sensor. Will it upset the apple cart, no, but it does through out the technical gautlet to other manufactures about improving the camera...
  9. Electronic rangefinder?

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    The new X man on the block from Fuji is released into the urban jungle, in the guise of the X100T. T stands for tremendous, or terrific I imagine, or something mystically Japanese meaning, like flowing water, technology evolves… It’s dressed up like my original X100, but refinements are what...

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