Anna outside Lifetime Tattoo, Derby
I got my dream camera this weekend, a Mamiya 6 medium format rangefinder.
It is literally the most incredible camera i have ever used. Im very much looking forward to producing LOTS of work with it. Its so quick and easy to use and the quality of the lens and the camera itself are the best I’ve ever come across. Better than any Rolleiflex, Leica, Hasselblad, Nikon or Canon camera i can think of.
I ran two test rolls through it at the tattooist below my studio on saturday and spent the day developing the film and prints. Its boosted my thirst for photography! Much more coming very soon!
The Boys. Taken whilst getting ready for a wedding in a campsite in Wales.
Voigtlander Bessa R - 35mm f2.8 Color Skopar lens
Ilford HP5 film - ID11 - 13mins
Hand printed in the darkroom
Derby Train Station, waiting for a delayed train.
Voigtlander Bessa R / Ilford HP5 / ID11 - 13 mins
Printed in the darkroom
My band mates waiting for the bar owner to turn up in Sokolov, Czech Republic, so we can get out the cold and play a show.
Mamiya C220 / Ilford FP4 / ID11 - 11mins
I’ve been looking through some old negatives recently and found some images i took in Brno, Czech Republic whilst on tour. I’d forgotten how interesting the building was that we stayed in. The place was in a pretty bad way but the people that lived there had made it nice and homely. Mostly students and elderly people lived there. The building in the courtyard used to be a bakery for the surrounding apartments. Apparently the proprietor turned to drink some time ago and the place has been left empty ever since.
I took the images on my Mamiya c220. I distinctly remember having trouble with my viewfinder fogging up, the temperature was -20 degrees C! I will never complain that i am cold ever again.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Lara. Spurn Head, East Riding, Yorkshire
Canon A-1, Ilford FP4 film, developed and printed by hand
I recently had the honor of playing a gig with the mighty Cowtown and they ended up crashing at my house. Heres some photos i took of then the morning after the night before
Horse loose on the motor-way. Always keep your camera on you, you never know what you’re gonna see on your way home.
Canon A-1 and Ilford FP4 film. Developed in Rodinal and printed in the darkroom
Here’s the first set of photos from the road trip to Antwerp, Belgium with Alright The Captain.