Journal

Welcome to my journal. A collection of projects (personal and professional), thoughts and observations. To be honest, it’s just an excuse to showcase films, behind the scenes work, to talk and share ideas. Hope you enjoy it.

Analogue Adventures

Analogue Adventures

As promised, and if you can remember that far back, here’s the Hasselblad in all its glory. This one is a 2000FCW and was introduced around 1977. I bought this one for the lens in the late 1990s, a Zeiss Planar F110 f2. The camera had a focal plane shutter (quite...

Seaham Waves

Seaham Waves

This unusual lens is a Nikkor-C 500mm mirror lens, mine is a "C" lens which is multicoated and was made between 1974-1983. These lenses are notoriously difficult to obtain sharp images, but on the Nikon D4 I seem to be getting something right. Here's a 4 shot...

Vielo Bikes

Vielo Bikes

A short while ago, I was contacted by Antonio from The Traveller and the Bear to look at a potential studio project for Vielo Bikes. After a couple of phone chats and a face-to-face meeting as to how the style and feel of how the images needed to look, a studio was...

The Gate Exterior

The Gate Exterior

Hi. A bit of Behind the Scenes for this Journal entry. The image above is the rig used to create the September Shot of the Month e-mailer. The full image is shown below and is an external architectural shot for The Gate in Newcastle upon Tyne. The kit comprises a...

A Look To The Past

A Look To The Past

Here we go with another delve into the past/archives. If you’re following these posts it’s been brought on by a change in website and a full assault on instagram! Oh, and before I forget, yes we’re back at work using some clever tech that means we can still produce...

Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle Cathedral

Here is a small selection of images commissioned recently for a project for Newcastle Cathedral in collaboration with Infinite… Below is a screenshot of the website which went live shortly before lockdown. The images are part of a larger awareness campaign for the...

Large Format Photography

Large Format Photography

As I keep on promising (I'm a man of my word!) here's my large format experience, from shot to scan! I created other images on 8x10 and I also took out the Hasselblad and shot two rolls of 120 film (I've also bought a 35mm camera!) but that's for another post, or you...

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

As promised in the previous journal upload, I've had the opportunity to re-familiarise myself to a way of working that I thought I'd never return to! When digital first came onto the scene, I thought it would be a tool for the press and sport, where news and events...

Northern Rock Magpies Ad

Northern Rock Magpies Ad

With all this changing-the-website malarkey, I had the opportunity to look back through the digital archives so I could reformat some Journal uploads. For those that are following, remember these went back 10 years! What then came of this was an idea to upload images...

Looking Back

Looking Back

For those of you that are keeping in touch, you will have noticed I have a new website, which I’m really, really pleased with. As we all know, being online and staying connected is now more important than ever. With all the work that’s gone in to the new site, I...

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections, aren't they great, it's like time travel!