Category : Film photography

24 Jun 2024

From the archive: A-level Birmingham

I can’t remember the exact brief. It was something to do with ‘urban landscape’ or ‘the city’ or maybe ‘concrete’. Who knows? All I can remember is that as soon as I saw it, my first thought was ‘Birmingham’. These pictures were taken for my A-level photography exam. That would put the date at 1977, I think. I’d left school and was bluffing my way through a one-year art foundation course, doing lots of painting, drawing and even attempts at […]

19 Jun 2024

Half-frame or half-baked?

With all the hoopla surrounding the launch (and immediate sell-out) of the Pentax 17 half-frame camera, I was inspired to dig into my archives for my own half-frame images. There weren’t many, and that might be significant. Back in 1981, I was working as a section editor on The Photo partwork. A colleague and I were invited by Olympus to a press event that, I think, was for the launch of the Pen EF – what would prove to be […]