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Category : Film

01 Dec 2019
New York 1979-1980

Nostalgia Trip: a teenage Buzzcock in New York 1979-1980 (part 1)

40 year old photographs get new lease of life [Main photo: Pretzel seller, E 26th St and Lexington Ave] I was nineteen in 1979. I was about to spend three weeks travelling across America with Buzzcocks – our first US tour. Talk about excitement! None of us had been to America before. I needed a camera! At this stage of my photographic career, I didn’t know the difference between an f-stop and a lens cap, so my first camera had […]

01 Oct 2017
Matilda

The Dog, the Cat and Matilda

An abandoned house is set to become a home again. First, some background info about Matilda’s new house… In 2013 I exhibited a collection of prints with fellow photographer Ian Paterson. The exhibition was entitled ‘Leaving Home‘. All of our photographs shared a common theme – abandoned Hebridean houses. One of my personal favourites was taken in 2013, in the house that’s the subject of this post. While setting up my camera, I noticed the skeleton of a small bird […]

04 Sep 2017
A quick tour of Leverburgh

The Positive Negative Man

A short photo tour of Leverburgh – with a vintage camera and one roll of film. I recently purchased a 1980’s Bronica medium format film camera. Back in the day Bronica was the affordable alternative to Hasselblad for thousands of wedding and studio photographers . The ETRS is a fully manual camera. No ‘Auto’ setting. No LCD preview. Shutter speed and aperture settings are determined by the user, not the camera. I loaded a roll of Ektar 100 (good for […]