Communication takes many forms, and is often so much more than the spoken word. Body language is an integral part of human nature and interaction. Such a powerful representation of our state of mind or feeling, it can be both difficult to mask, and also has the power to alter the mood of a situation – an incredibly useful tool.
Kat shot by Keith Moss on Ilford PanF Plus 50 ASA film.
My quest to shoot film continues, I am slipping back and putting my feet under the table like I have never been away.
Over the last two weeks I have been working with two of the models from the Ultimate Doll competition, the winner Kristi and one of the favourites Kat. Both are very different in their look as I’m sure you will agree when you see the images. The one thing they do have in common however, is beautiful skin which is essential when shooting film as you can’t retouch bad skin when you are printing in the darkroom.
From the 3rd – 6th of March Keith Moss will be on the Ilford stand giving 16 live inspirational shows on the benefits of using Film and how easy you can shoot both Digital and Film alongside each other.
Make sure you get yourself to the Ilford stand to see the Analogue genius in action.
Kristi shot by Keith Moss on Ilford PanF Plus 50 ASA.
Whether you shoot digitally or feed your soul by shooting film, getting it right in the camera is so important.
In my experience nowadays so many photographers don’t get it right in the camera and then spend precious time, which they don’t get paid for, in Photoshop or some such software program.
“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls!” Ted Grant known as ‘The Father of Canadian Photojournalist’
In this blog I’m going to talk about my love of analogue photography, nothing digital, no computers needed!!
But first I’ll tell you about the image above… yes believe it or not it was shot using black and white film! It’s one of my earliest images. I used a red filter which made the red of the KitKat bar lighter in colour and then an artist friend of mine hand painted in the red on my finished print.. Brilliant!
In this blog post I am wanting to give you a quick introduction to my newest camera, the beautifully small but perfectly formed Rollei 35 S.
Heinz Waaske is the man behind the Rollei 35, in the 1960’s Waaske started to create a prototype. In 1965 Waaske started to work for Rollei, the managing director Dr Peesel got a glimpse of Waaske’s prototype and was filled with excitement by the little camera. Peesel decided the camera should be developed further and be ready for the 1966 Photokina event.
I in this blog post I want to talk about my Olympus Trip 35 camera.
As I am sure you are all aware I am a massive fan of film cameras, vintage and new. Over recent months I have seen the rise in popularity with retro film cameras, and noticed the prices creeping up more and more.
Keith Moss is giving one lucky person the chance to win this iconic camera all you need to do is sign up to the Keith Moss newsletter at the Focus on Imaging event and you will be entered into the draw to win this film beauty and 5 rolls of Ilford film!
Looking at the image above would you believe that it has had no form of retouching?
I created this image using Ilford PanF 50 film with my Bronica, no retouching has taken place on this image. I made sure all aspects were perfect before I captured the image, so I knew that when I developed the negative I would be greeted with a perfect image.
Passion before bedtime shot by Keith Moss using Ilford Delta 3200.
This is a topic that seems to get many photographers over excited, we all have our own views and thoughts on which medium is better for creating images. There is no doubt that digital is marvellous, you can achieve amazing results shooting black and white digitally.