Barcelona parkour

We have just got back from working in Barcelona on our Street Photography Course, it’s been an amazing week so much has happened, so much to tell, which will come later.
We met these two guys who are Parkour, Free Runners.   Parkour is a way of life and these two are amazing, I and a couple of the others photographed them whilst they were in flight.
I wanted to do a analogue street portrait of them, I shot this on a new camera that has been added to my growing collection of film cameras, a Fuji GS 645 S Professional analogue camera, more on that later.
Black and white film of choice is Ilford HP5 Plus

Steve the gangster

This analogue black and white photograph of Steve was taken some 25 years ago in fact is was one of the first images I took.
I had very little equipment but loads of imagination, enthusiasm, a bit of talent and a can do attitude.
Took this on an Olympus OM 10 with a standard 50mm F1.8 Zuiko lens and a trusty Metz hammerhead flash which I still have. Film of choice in those days was Kodak T Max 100 asa  processed in D76.
Loved those days…


Funnily enough this Analogue Black and White Street Photograph is called Toxic.
It was taken on the streets of one of my favorite cities, Barcelona.
The camera I used was the very beautiful twin lens Rolleiflex 6×6 F2.8 planar lens. This camera is so compact and portable and helps you blend into the surroundings.
Image quality is phenomenal, down to the Carl Zeiss lens me thinks.


Last year at this time we went to London to look at an art fair. For me it was a good excuse to take my Leica M4 and do some Street Photography.
Its such a busy city, you can walk around camera at the ready and nobody notices. It’s a good place to practice the art that is Street Photography.
This Black and White Analogue Street Photograph is a night shot of a West End Theatre..
Camera: Leica M4 Lens: 35mm F2 Summicron Film: Ilford Delta 400 ASA.

Barcelona workshop

We go to Barcelona in the next couple of weeks to deliver a 2 Day Street Photography Course.  
This got me thinking about food, which in turn got me thinking of one of my favourite restaurants The Grill Room, which in turn got me thinking of this Analogue Photograph I took of the starter chef making one of my favourite starters Tomato Bread with loads of Spanish Iberian ham…
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South Gare

This is a recent analogue Black and White Landscape of South Gare in Teesside, it’s of the green huts which are for the community of fishermen from the very small harbour, it also shows the blast furnace, chemical works and teessport which totally encompasses the area.
Taken whilst delivering my black and white photography landscape course in yorkshire on a Mamiya 7 II with a 43mm f 4.5 lens and Ilford HP5 Plus 400 asa film.

Boscombe Pier

Black and white silver gelatin print of the shelter at the side of Boscombe Pier.  Took this this year 2013 on a Street Photography Course I did in summer.
Taken on a Leica M4, lens 35mm F2 summicron, Film,  Ilford Delta 400 asa

Black and white portrait

I thought I would share this Black and White portrait of Monica Harris, who is a cyber playboy model taken on a break.  

Shooting portraits is a passion not a job to me, capturing that moment when someone reveals themselves to you is something really special. 

There is no other feeling quite like it. 

Portrait was taken with a twin lens Rolleiflex 66 camera with a planer f2.8 lens film is Ilford delta 400 asa 

Self portrait

I love taking Street Portraits of people I meet whilst out and about, this one is of Bob from The Real Life Ministry who I met whilst teaching street photography in Edinburgh.   Its something very special, that connection you get just for a few seconds, you touch each others life, it’s a real privilege..
Taken on a Nikon F80 with a nikon 35mm f2 lens, Film is ILford delta 100 asa.