I treated myself – film is not dead

Some 15 years ago, I made a big error of judgement in my photographic career, selling all my film camera equipment, what a mistake !!

Today, there are digital images and narratives everywhere, we can have a camera in our pocket every moment of the day.

As a story teller, what makes your narrative different to others? As a photographer you a capturing and creating light within an image. Exposing on film captures this light in an emotional way that digital doesn’t.

Living most of my life in France, currently building and old fashion traditional darkroom, complimented with modern technologies, yes we can embrace new digital imagery and analogue with these two workflows working together.

I have been re-purchasing, slowly but surely film camera and darkroom equipment, with my latest addition the above Nikon F80 film camera with AFS 24-85mm lens, which I purchased used for around £125.

Feeling happy 🙂

HMS Chesapeake Memorial


Photography is a great way to meet new friends, that why I hold several free photo walks each year where I travel too.

This image of the HMS Chesapeake Memorial I took on one of my English photowalks in Southsea, near Portsmouth.

This memorial is dedicated to those from HMS Chesapeake who died during the Indian Mutiny and Battle of the Taku Forts, China.

Monument. 1862. By TJ Willis and SJ Nichol. Granite, stone, and bronze. Polished granite column set on the square sandstone base and corniced pedestal, foliated stone capital surmounted by the bronze tripod and naval crown.

Base of the column has bronze relief, scroll band and dolphin heads at corner. Monument commemorates “Their comrades who fell in battle or died from disease and accident during an eventful commission (of HMS Chesapeake of 4 years [1857-61])”. It bears several inscriptions; a list of those killed and those who died of wounds in the attack on the Taku Fort, China, June 25th 1859; the members of the crew and marines who died during the commission; a bronze relief showing seamen and marines landing to assault the Taku forts, and place names Peiho, Peking, Jeddah and Calcutta and India 1857-58, Arabia 1859-59, and China 1859-60-61. (Berridge DW: Monuments and Memorials in the City of Portsmouth: 1984-: 5).

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Saint Georges Church #Exmoor

The Priory Church of St George in Dunster, Somerset, England, is predominantly 15th-century with evidence of 12th- and 13th-century work. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[/caption] been designated as a Grade I listed building.