Trees are really hard to photograph in black and white. The parks and streets are full of the most glorious autumn colours at the moment but strip that away and you end up with something somehow flat, like their essence is in the colour. The only way to avoid this is to focus on the texture instead, like the gnarly bark and the interleaving layers of this one.
The camera I’ve chosen for this project is quite an unusual one. For starters, it runs on 35mm film but isn’t “vintage”. In fact it’s one of the few film cameras that is still in production. Continue reading
I’d like to talk about one of my favourite bits of kit – a Wratten 22 Red-Orange Filter. It might seem strange that such a tiny bit of kit (and it is tiny – 43mm across) might have such an impact upon me but it has. So much so that I rarely leave the house without it. Continue reading