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Walking past the cheesegrater

The building in the background of the shot is a bit of a landmark in Sheffield (and one of the most photographed buildings in the city it would seem). It’s a multi-story car park, and its distinctive cladding provides countless compositions depending on the shooting spot, angle, lens, light etc.

FILM - Passing the cheesegrater

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 14 April 2018

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Pubs in decline

Pubs are an industry in decline. Many (away from town centres, at least) are either closed, struggling, or transformed into family pub-restaurants. There are still loads of pubs about, so they aren’t on their last-legs just yet, but it’s a common sight to see one boarded up these days, sadly.

FILM - The  decline of the pub business

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 21 December 2017

35mm · Film photography · Photography


I thought I’d dig something older out of the pile today, so here’s a shot taken on a trip to liverpool in late 2016. I was with my wife, so it wasn’t a photography outing, and on those occasions I feel a little guilty about taking my time over shots, so a lot of them are taken on the fly and grabbed when I can, as was the case here. There’s undoubtedly a better shot to be had of this location, but I’m not too unhappy about this.

FILM - This is the way to the top

Olympus 35 RC & Kodak Tmax 400

Taken 29 October 2016

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Hope you’re home soon

Our cat went missing last night after I inadvertently left the garden gate open. He’s old, deaf, and mostly blind so I’m pretty worried about him. Someone has been in touch to say they saw him last night and gave me the location, but there’s no sign of him there now and I don’t know where he is at present. I’m hoping he’s just laid low somewhere and that we’ll get him home safe soon – I leafleted all the houses in the area he was last seen. 😦

UPDATE: We’ve found him! My wife spotted him drinking puddle water in someone’s garden (on a street I wouldn’t have expected him to be). Very happy now. 🙂


FILM - He always has to lay on something

Olympus OM-1, F Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Rollei Retro 400s.

Taken Early 2017.