Wednesday, 28 November 2012

London on Film - Kodak Portra 400 @ ISO800 (28/11/2012)

More Kodak Portra 400 photos shot on the GR1v...

For those who don't know what that is, that's 35mm photographic film shot on a compact film camera. Simplez.




Monday, 26 November 2012

London on Film - Kodak Portra 400 @ ISO800 (26/11/2012)

There's nothing better than getting your negatives back from rolls you shot a while ago and being reminded of memories long forgotten, when you scan them. That's a feeling you will never experience unless you have shot film.

All shots taken on the Ricoh GR1v + Kodak Portra 400 shot at ISO 800. As always, click on the images to view a larger version:




Saturday, 24 November 2012

London on film - Kodak Portra 400 @ ISO800 (24/11/2012)

Here are some more photos shot on Portra. It's a great film and so versatile it looks good with flash or without, shade, 1/15s exposures... You name it, it does it.
It's almost like an auto exposure algorithm in the chemical format of film.

Love that stuff... Too bad it's so expensive. I don't know what's happening with Kodak's film division but I sincerely hope they don't stop producing film or reducing their portfolio.

All shots taken on the Ricoh GR1v + Kodak Portra 400 shot at ISO 800. As always, click on the images to view a larger version:





Thursday, 22 November 2012

London on film - Kodak Portra 400 @ ISO800 (22/11/2012)

In the past I have posted numerous black & white film photography from London and Japan. However I have also been shooting colour film occasionally, in the form of Kodak Portra 400.
There's been many debates and comparisons in street photography about colour vs black & white. Personally I have no general preference, rather choosing between the two depending on the project, place or  the mood I am in.
However there are moments where I will see something which will only make sense in colour and end up disappointed as I happen to have black & white film in my camera. I guess this is one downside of film, but on the other hand it teaches you to focus your mind on the style of photos you are about to take rather than shoot haphazardly, without an aim.
Colour vs black & white, film vs digital... these are common sources of heated debates between photographers, but you can't deny the clear advantages and disadvantages of both. You just have to choose what works for you.

All shots taken on the Ricoh GR1v + Kodak Portra 400 shot at ISO 800:





Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Come Rain or Shine (Scenes from the Notting Hill Carnival) (20/11/12)

The final part of the Notting Hill Carnival Set. This last one features an integral part of the carnival: the cops. Say what you will about the Metropolitan police, but they do a decent job of policing this event and the majority deserve credit for their good humoured nature.

Shot on the Olympus OM-D EM-5 + 14mm & 12-50mm lenses. Enjoy:






Thursday, 8 November 2012

Come Rain or Shine (Scenes from the Notting Hill Carnival) (08/11/12)

I've been attending the Notting Hill Carnival for the past three years now so I thought it'd make an interesting series. It's an event that photographically is pretty well covered, with almost every carnival goer taking snaps and video on their camera phones or dedicated cameras.
In this series I've attempted to make photos that show the carnival and all the people involved in a slightly different light (as clichéd as it may sound). I'm not entirely sure I've achieved that, but since at the moment there's not much else going on and the weather is so poor, these photos are a reminder of what to look forward next summer.
I should also mention that given the abundance of cleavage and bum cheeks on show by the majority of the ladies, it was extremely difficult NOT to photograph them, even if I tried! So excuse the slightly risqué content of this series if you're not into that sort of thing.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Feel free to leave comments and critique. Shot on the Olympus OM-D EM-5 + 14mm & 12-50mm lenses:








Monday, 5 November 2012