Category Archives: Film

Photographs made on film

Classical Comparisons 3

There are three related aspects to this project.  First, I plan for the final work to be presented as a single image of one figure from the gallery opposite up to four images of the equivalent figure from the garden.  … Continue reading

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Classical Comparisons 2

The collection of statues at Anglesey Abbey provides the starting point for this project.  The figures photographed will be those where the named subject is represented in both collections, Apollo and Nero for example.  So, Vertumnus and Orpheus, who are … Continue reading

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Classical Comparisons 1

I’ve long been fascinated by the statues in the garden at Anglesey Abbey and a few of these have featured in posts since January 2017.  The casts in the collection of the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge similarly intrigue … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Day 96 26th June 2020

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Covid 19 Day 73 3rd May 2020

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Photographers of the 1970’s

A new exhibition at the Fen Ditton Gallery. ‘In this era of fashion and freedom, photography was arguably at its peak. This pre-digital world saw areas of London full of photographic studios, darkrooms and film processing labs. These exciting hubs … Continue reading

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Analog Sea and Photography

Further to my post about the omission of photography from Analog Sea (22nd November), an interview with Canadian film maker Peter Mettler by editors Jonathan Simons and Janos Tedeschi in Analog Sea Review Number 2 (2019) suggests some inconsistencies in … Continue reading

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Issues Photography

We discussed photography and art at the U3AC Telling Image session last Friday (29th). Several people expressed regret that photography is increasingly dominated by issue based work (the same might be said for other art forms too).  I don’t have … Continue reading

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Analog Sea

‘Analog Sea is a small community of writers and artists wishing to maintain contemplative life in the digital age.  We publish high quality printed books and a biannual journal, The Analog Sea Review.  Our mission is to support what we … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 21: Alternative Photography

The session last Friday (a joint effort with Alasdair Hayden-Wright) was an attempt to encourage members to look beyond the safe predictability of digital photography.  The message was: ‘Experiment, play, have fun’.  Central to this was revisiting the analogue world … Continue reading

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Memory Trip

Another experiment for the U3AC alternative photography session.  Much simpler this time: a cassette of Ilford XP2 in an Olympus Trip, again high street processed.  Reminded me what a pleasure the Trip is to use and how good the results … Continue reading

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Double Exposure

I am preparing a session on alternative photography for the U3AC Photo Forum.  The idea is to encourage people to break away from straightforward use of a digital camera.  One approach is to go back to film and create deliberate … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 5

Another book of moments (see post 21st March 2019) is People Kissing by Levine and Ramey (Princetown Architectural Press 2019).  More active that quiet moments, the sub-title is ‘A Century of Photographs’ and it reveals the shifts in social and … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 4

Alasdair and I are planning a session for the U3AC Photography Forum loosely titled ‘Alternative Photography’.  The aim is to get people to play, experiment and have photographic fun, by using film, for example.  So, I loaded an Olympus Trip … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 22 – Cityscapes

Mike Morrish led a session looking at cityscape photographs by members of the Forum.  He defined cityscapes as: A photograph of the physical aspects of a city or urban area.  It is the urban equivalent of a landscape.  The city … Continue reading

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