watching the penguins swim by

Project Meeps

Meeps is the pet name of my little angel – the name stuck after we made a silly game ages ago where if one of us presses the others nose, they then have to say ‘Meep!’ I spent the entire of last week photographing her to practise various photographing skills …

'Sheepdogging' - Summaron 35 3.5 / Standard

Nifty fifty or wide thirty five ?

Yesterday, a friend of mine had a few hours to spare in the big smoke. So Tony (@coldkennels) called me for a spot of street shooting and a quick beer. As always, our conversations mainly consisted of saying ‘Leica’ over a hundred times and playing with each others prize possessions. …

Big Brother is still watching

A mixed bag of Goodies

It’s been a while since I uploaded ‘a week in photos’. Things have been a little hectic here in Cloudy Towers, so I haven’t really had the opportunity to do as much photography as I would like. So here is; a long overdue batch of my favourite photos over the …

The happy couple

Cloudy does weddings !!

I always swore I would never do Wedding Photography. Why? Because for many different reasons I will only use film cameras. My cameras are clanky and old; their rightful place should be on the shelves of some dusty photographic museum. And with any 50 to 60 year old mechanical object, …

RAF museum Colindale

Praktica MTL50 / Super Takumar 55mm/F2

One great thing about being a film photographer is that you are given lots of dusty old film cameras. In the past I’ve received some weird and wonderful plastic things and occasionally the odd gem. I was really lucky to be handed an Olympus OM2, case and a couple of …

Leica  / Elmar 9cm & Fomapan 100 / LC29

Nunhead Cemetery with Lady Heather

Last weekend my girlfriend and I went out with our dear friend Lady Heather to practice shooting. Heather makes a great model and loves the photos I shoot of her, and, I really enjoy working with Heather – so its win win all round We all share a lot of …

Leica M3 / Elmar 90.
Fomapan 100 / Rodinal 1:100

The elusive crow on a gravestone shot

For years I have been traipsing about in cemeteries waiting to capture a simple scene. A crow sitting on top of a gravestone. On one of my first escapades into cemeteries I saw the perfect shot  - It was as if the crow was some kind of menacing angel guarding …

Southwark back alleys - Leica iiif / Elmar 3.5 - Fomapan 100 / Rodinal Stand

I’m still here !

I’m still here – I’ve just been so busy at work due to the adverse weather conditions, I haven’t had the energy or time for photography. But I do have a couple of blog posts lined up. Hopefully I’ll post some recent photos this weekend. Anyways, just to whet your …

Leica M3 / Elmar 9cm f4.
Adox chs 100 / Rodinal Stand

Getting into wedding photography mode

Yeps – a couple of friends of mine has asked me to do the honours. And what better wedding pressie could I give them? Hopefully this will be their first and only wedding, and they want me to do the photos! In many years from now when all the toasters …