I am always happy to try a creative approach to photography and sometimes that is best achieved through experimenting with different film stocks. Join me for a walk around Munich with some redscale film.
I took my newly acquired Fuji GW690ii camera up for a day trip to Nuremberg and was luckily taken on a guided tour (breweries included) by my friend who is a local. Accompanying us were copious amounts of film and a sense of history and medieval encounters. Join me to explore this historical city.
The beginning of Spring in Munich after a long, cold winter saw bright sunny skies, loads of colour, and people enjoying the good weather. Come join me for a short walk around Munich’s Viktualienmartk.
A collection of photographs document my travels from Madrid to Hamburg and onward by train, bus and boat to an East Frisian island. Come join me to see what catches my eye on this long European journey.
I went for a photowalk around the centre of Madrid in hope of plenty of light, which is what is needed for the low ISO film that is Film Ferrania P30 film (ISO 80). Unusually I was met with cloudy conditions, but I made the most of it and managed to document some good Madrid street scenes.
An overnight stay in Hamburg enroute to Germany’s East Frisian islands was the perfect opportunity to search for some moody cityscape shots after dark. Armed with a few rolls of Kodak Tri-X film I went on the lookout for some striking scenes.
I’ve been wanting to try out the Nikon 35Ti for a long time, not least for its unique design, but also as this camera has a lot of hype surrounding it. When one of my photography friends suggested a photowalk around Munich including an offer to use this camera I jumped at the chance. Here are my impressions of the Nikon 35Ti.
Grabbing a few hours free during the December break I went for a walk around the centre of Madrid in search of some bright colours and some typical cityscape scenes, join me for some traditional Spanish architecture and daily life.
There is quite a large following of Ice Hockey in Germany and with standing room tickets in Munich’s hockey arena available at €18 this was a great opportunity to go with the lads and enjoy a good night out, accompanied by some Kodak Portra 800 and Kodak Tri-X 400 film.
A December walkabout in Munich with the Christmas markets and pre-holiday good vibes provided a great backdrop for some black and white photography. This post sees plenty of high contrast, bright lights, grain, and black & white goodness from Kodak’s T-Max 3200 film.
Kodak’s re-introduction of its legendary Ektachrome film has been big news in film and photography circles, with the re-release coming towards the end of 2018. I figured it was about time I got my hands on some to see what all the fuss was about. Come join me in search of bright colours to see what this film is made of!
My latest idea was to focus on the finer details of the many examples of wonderful architecture around Munich. Shooting black & white film I looked for different textures and patterns in what was otherwise a very cloudy and dull day.
My next post sees me trying out the technique of ‘pushing film’ to allow me to shoot handheld during the night. We go for a walk around Innsbruck, Austria shooting a roll of Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 1600.
My first post of this new series sees me exploring the great German outdoors in search of minimalist landscapes. I head towards the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Bavaria and end up on Germany’s highest peak. Come find out more about my new project!
An evening walkabout in Innsbruck provided the perfect backdrop to try out two super fast films, Ilford’s Delta 3200 and Kodak’s T-Max 3200. Join me for a night time venture through the old streets of Innsbruck as we see who might win the fast film battle.
There is more to Oktoberfest than the massive beer halls, in fact it is one of the world’s largest amusement parks. What better place to try out another “day versus night” type post, so come join me for some bright neon lights and lots of fun!
The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, sees 6 million people descend on Munich, Germany for 16 days of fun, food and plenty of beer. I was all ready with my lederhosen and trustworthy Nikon point and shoot camera along with copious amounts of film. Join me for lots of colour in a great day out!
The incredibly small and mighty Rollei 35s fits in your coat pocket and is capable of some truly great shots. This quirky camera is equipped with a fantastic lens and has a place in the history books as one of the smallest 35mm cameras ever produced. Here are my impressions of this little gem.
As a follow-on from a similar shoot I did in Frankfurt, here are my impressions of the architectural wonder that is Munich's subway, U-Bahn München. Join me for a very early trip around some wonderful, awe inspiring, and sometimes downright scary scenes.
The week I moved to Munich there was an international rowing regatta being held at the rowing lake I will be rowing on in future, what a great opportunity to go check out the action and enjoy the sun...along with a roll of trustworthy Ilford FP4 film.
After a very successful first blog post about rowing in Frankfurt I decided to take advantage of the good weather and take out another disposable camera for a slightly different route. Join me for some sunrise action on Frankfurt's Main river.
In this post we go for a long walk around the block with the trustworthy Ilford FP4+ armed with two fantastic medium format cameras and two analogue geeks (me +1!). We search for good light, architectural minimalism, and fun compositions.
My yearly pilgrimage to rowing camp in rural Vermont was a great opportunity to bring loads of film and look for some new and interesting views! Join me for a wander around the Green Mountain State (in this case shades of red!)
I am a huge fan of trying new techniques when it comes to photography, whether different gear, angles, or in this case, film. I have become quite hooked on infrared photography, and where better to try this out but in the Alps. Join me for some colour and black & white infrared film goodness!
People always ask me what it's like to row at sunrise on the river Main in Frankfurt. To answer that question I took a cheap single use film camera out on the water with me, so come join me for a tour of Frankfurt from the water's edge!
I was lucky enough to get a loan of the wonderful Plaubel Makina 67 camera, so I took it for a walk and test run. This medium format rangefinder camera is in a league of its own. Here are my impressions.
I came up with the idea of "Empty Spaces" when shooting my last blog about 'Minimalism", and what better place to find suitable shots but Frankfurt's 'U-Bahn' network on a Sunday. Join me for some interesting architecture and solitary shots!