Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

In a lonely place

Despite the bleak and empty look of the scene, this tree is actually bang next to a busy road (see, there I go, ruining the atmosphere…). I think it’s a location that I’ll pay further visits to in different conditions. I think it will be a pretty nice all-weather subject.

FILM - In a lonely place

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Tri-X.

Taken on 20 January 2019

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Sandwiches

I’m digging this one out of the archive (it was taken 13-months ago). A fairly mundane subject, but the mundane stuff is often what I like, and the low December sun illuminating this sandwich shop caught my eye on the day and was worth the shot I think.

FILM - Sandwiches

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 21 December 2017

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Transmission lines

While this is just a quick grab shot, I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with electrical transmission lines, pylons, poles etc. I think it comes from the old “Play Safe” public information films that used to air in the UK in the 70s. Not only did I have a slightly morbid interest in the danger they posed to the unwary, I would also wonder about where the lines would take me if I were to follow their routes. Sometimes, if I could get my hands on an Ordnance Survey map, I’d trace the paths they took from the places I’d seen them to discover their points of origin and places of termination.

While I don’t go out of my way to photograph these things, they’re always a tempting subject when I see them.

While a slower film would’ve been good for this shot, I don’t think the gritty look of the Tmax P3200 does the shot any disservice.

FILM - Transmission lines

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D & Kodak Tmax P3200 with orange grad filter.

Taken on 15 January 2019

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Slightly unnerving

This huge hare-headed woman is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (not far from a circle of beautifully crafted animal head sculptures – albeit them being on a much smaller scale). They’re impressive to see but, like some of the other sculpted figured dotted around the park, can be oddly unnerving.

FILM - I know not what I observe

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fujifilm Pro 400H (converted to B&W in Lightroom).

Taken on 29 September 2018