50 shots/50

The last in the series. I have enjoyed this wee trawl through my photographic archives and to be fair I could do the exercise again and post a different 50.There was never any order here. I like em all equally but this is the final shot in the series.

St Michael’s Mount, Penzance, Cornwall.
mikes mount


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Straight out of the camera means that this is one of my all time favourite film shots. Nothing more pleasing than seeing a negative appear as a well exposed picture.

This was shot on a Mamiya 645 Super with ND filters and Tmax 100 stock. As well as being one of my favourite views I like the picture because it was one of my first attempts at long exposure. Hope you enjoy it too.


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Derwent Water, Lake District,England.

After a very difficult night sleeping in the car with temperatures at -15, (It’s a long story) I awoke to a beautiful day. I took a lot of photos of the dawn and more as the morning developed. This one takes some beating.


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Portraits are always interesting to shoot. I have my own particular way of approaching them and it involves spending a bit of time with the sitter before the shoot.This allows a relationship of some kind to begin and perhaps offers me some insight into the person. What I aim to capture in a portrait is just that. The person. Not just a picture. I encourage the sitter to find a way to be present so that we can see them in a way that is honest and without gimmick. This is a shot I took not so long ago which offered up an interesting dialogue in the pre shoot meet up. Kelly has an eye condition and has no pictures of herself without this condition ‘showing up’ and being obvious. Here is what we got.