I met this couple in a shopping centre car park. I loved their car and asked to take a portrait with them, they was more than happy to say yes.
There is a lot of detail on the car and you have to look close to see it all. It reminded me of Mad Max, which they took as a compliment.
Kodak Tri-x 400 asa
Epson V550 Scan
Walking around the Northern Quarter in Manchester early on a Sunday morning I noticed the amazing colour of Cameron’s hair and the glint in the badges on Louann’s bag. Being a badge geek myself (and wishing I could have green hair) it was worth stopping to them and having a chat. They were very happy to pose for me on Manchester fantastic graffiti backdrops and were natural at showing attitude. It was fun to meet such inspirational people on a lazy day with such interesting personalities. Cannot wait to send them this image.
Kodak Portra 400
The Windswept Man
Reinaldo Miranda is an outstanding street performer and looked the part. He was more than happy to pose for a portrait and swept the Manchester crowds away with his entertainment.
Check him out at
Lomograpghy Color 400 ASA
Chilling out in the warm bank holiday evening sun. Luisa clocked my camera. We chatted for a moment about the Yashica and photography in general before I plucked up the courage to ask for a portrait.
Luisa was great fun to photo. She has a wonderful flirtatious personality and a glowing smile that made working with her very easy. Definitely fast witted and funny by far. It was a delight to spend time chatting to her whilst she sold ice creams to the happy crowd.
The Lost Carnival
Ilford HP5 120mm F8 1/125
Yashica Electro 35GSN.
Ilford XP2 400asa.
Bumped into the music artist that is Peaky whilst walking around the market square in Camden Town, London.
We exchanged artistic tastes, cd’s and pictures.
An awesome guy with great underground rap lyrics, I was glad he stopped me for a chat.
Look him up…. and donate a few quid to his efforts in making it to tour Japan.
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Taken with a Yashica 635 TLR
Kodak Portra 400. 120mm.
You all know I love photography but I have an even greater love for old Film Noir movies. The grit and grim of a classic like The Big Combo makes for a great night in.
I have been away from my camera for a while (that is a lie, I have been concentrating on photography on the street) and have missed getting into a project.
For some time now the idea of creating another Low Key image has been mulling around my mind.
I wanted to create an image of dread and despair. A moment of uncontrolled emotion and a dislike. I hope I have achieved that.
The set up was easy. Strobe with a grid 45 degrees left of the camera. Speed light with a snoot (amazing what you can make with a piece of packing paper) behind me and to my left. A cookie (blind) made from a box from work (We had so many left over I thought no one would mind).
A cheap white shirt and tie that has been destroyed with food colouring. (Not a splash on the bed, very proud of myself).
And lastly…… my 1970’s phone. Which still works perfectly.
There has been some dodging and burning around eyes and skin. I really enjoyed myself and fancy doing some more. Though not tonight. My face is a pink colour due to the food colouring.
Let me know what you think. I appreciate all comments and opinions.
Turn a corner in old London Town and you are reminded of the past and present.
Down a dusty old London side street, leading into a busy open market stands a grand image of working life of yesteryear. It took me by surprise at the time. This wonderful moment on a massive board and no-one had noticed it.
I was drawn to it straight away (I love anything to do with how we used to live), when I noticed this guy on the phone just sitting there.
It struck me just how powerful the moment was. Here was a guy, sitting on a chair, using a mobile phone. A classic scene of 21st Century lifestyle with the back drop of 1930’s living perfectly in line with each other.
I had to get in close to take the picture and for the guy to notice me. I hoped he would become a little annoyed. I wanted him to look at me in the same way the gentlemen where in the picture. After standing there for a few minutes just looking at him he gave the look you see.
For me this is a perfect example of old and new and how technology, fashion and attitude may have changed over time, our personal living has stayed the same.
This was my favourite photo from a day shooting in London and probably one of the small handful of images I am really proud of.
Taken with FijiFilm X20 in Green Market London.