I was hunting around earlier for a new desktop image and was reminded of this set of scans – the last roll of film before I sold my Contax camera to raise the funds to buy the Fuji XT-1. The jury’s still out on that one!
Just a few bits I shot on film during August – in Brighton/London/Leicester/The New Forest.
A few weeks ago I took an enforced few days off and drove up to the homeland. My nan had been in hospital for a month – she kept saying she hadn’t committed a crime, they couldn’t keep her apart from her husband. He said he didn’t know if he was coming or going. Their love is so strong, and after 71 years of marraige that’s pretty incredible.
So many things are afoot at the moment, with lots of stuff happening to be excited about. This week I’ve been working on a body of work that is being installed at The Druids Arms, Brighton as of next week – it’s a preview to my exhibition (date and venue TBC) that’s coming up, all about the gentrification of the London Road area in Brighton. I’ll be blogging a bit more info next week when it goes up.
I try and put what I call my work camera down when I’m not shooting commissions or stock but I still like to shoot a lot of personal work. Most are on my iPhone which is actually a lovely little camera but I also have a film camera I carry around with me, there’s something about using it that feels so different to shooting images on my digital. Maybe it’s just because subconsciously I know I can’t really use the images commercially. There’s something quite refreshing about that. I tend to shoot around two rolls a month and mainly black and white film.
I’d never been to Margate. It’s somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a while. Urban decay is something that fascinates me and I heard Margate was the place to go for it.
So when Cath told me about her production I was stoked to be invited to the dress rehearsal to take some images.
So as promised here’s some black and white images from Brighton Festival/Fringe.
So much was going on in town at the weekend! The Great Escape was on as well as the Fringe and Brighton Festival. I took to the streets to shoot some images and drink a few beers along the way. Nice to avoid the obvious and shoot something for my own personal pleasure.