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Leica Standard

Wellcome Collection

Holy Rollers, Secret Societies and Skeletons

Here are some of the results from a fun roll of Fomapan 400 ive shot in the wonderful Leica Standard/Heliar 15mm set up. I was fortunate enough to be passing St. Pancras Hotel when this amazing Silver Wraith was parked outside. Caught eye contact with the chauffeur, pointed to my …

Copperfield Street Prowler.
Leica Standard / Heliar 15mm

Hills, cliffs, cats and narcissism

I’m finally getting around to developing the mountain of exposed rolls of film that is currently taking over any available space on my worktop. I’m sure most film photographers can sympathise with that feeling of dread whenever you look at that pile of little cylinders which equate to hours of …

Standard / Skopar 21 - White Bicycle, Camberwell

Musings on my Wideys and a Cure for Headaches.

Heliar 15mm For my Birthday my girlfriend treated me to a beautiful Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar Aspherical 15mm f/4.5 Lens.  I love the possibilities this lens offers but in practice I’m really suffering trying to tame it. You have to get in close – the lenses near focus is just .3m and …

Voigtlander Heliar 15mm lens test.

Cloudy has gone superwide!

I have recently bought a lovely Voigtlander Heliar 15mm Super Wide lens for my Standard. The focal distance makes my Skopar 21mm seem compact. With this wide angle I plan to only use Ektar or similar c41 colour film, so, due to the fact that I need at least 10 …

Leica Standard / Elmar. Ilford FP4/LC29

The Chain, keeps us together

“Listen to the wind blow Watch the sun rise Run in the shadows Damn your love Damn your lies” By some weird coincidence Fleetwood Mac’s masterpiece ‘The Chain’ was blasting through my headphones while taking these photos one miserable and dull lunchtime.