Olympus OM1. The final destination.

Using the OM1 brings joy to the photography process, with both shutter and aperture dials on the lens barrel, like the 35 SP rangefinder I shoot also, making adjustments with my eye to the big bright viewfinder a breeze

Published!

Some time ago I started my first photography project. This was centered around a vinyl record pressing works in West London called The Vinyl Factory.  This historic place had been the former EMI pressing works and while a shadow of it’s heyday, still holds a major place in the music industry. Having taken some imagesContinue reading “Published!”

The Meterman

I use a camera shop in Luton, Bedfordshire England. It happens to be an Olympus service centre, useful when you have a collection of Olympus cameras. The following images however were not taken with an Olympus camera. I happened to have my antique shop camera with me. The Voigtlander CLR. Having parked up, I wentContinue reading “The Meterman”

First Photo Project

So having found a great shooting camera in the 35SP I needed a project. A new customer of mine for my day job was a very interesting factory. Based in the former EMI record pressing works, The Vinyl Factory is an independent vinyl record pressing plant, record label and all round creative hub. I showedContinue reading “First Photo Project”

Olympus Trip 35 – Legendary Camera

I suppose at this point I have to do a ‘gear’ post. As this was the camera that started my film renaissance it seems right to share this. The Olympus Trip is a simple fully automatic camera, no batteries required. Which is great. It has a hot shoe for a flash which I have never used.Continue reading “Olympus Trip 35 – Legendary Camera”

Building on success

So spurred on by the success of the Trip 35 shots at home and feeling the need to do something more challenging I decided that some real world docu-street photography was required. There are literally hundreds of people talking about street photography at the moment so I won’t elaborate on this genre here at theContinue reading “Building on success”

Where It All Started (again)

Read my about page to get a bit of background on this site and this post, but this is the picture set that made me fall in love with film again. Family photos of my granddaughter, grandson and my step-daughter with them both. nothing more, but the light in them I thought was wonderful. I wasContinue reading “Where It All Started (again)”