Back to Basics – Is Retro the New Future?

Maybe it’s a bit of a mid-life crisis, maybe it’s a bit of a subconscious push away from our instant consumer society, but I’ve recently found a new interest…I’ve just bought and started to play with a 1960’s film camera. Maybe slightly influenced by good friends who play in a very successful 1950’s-60’s tribute band and a visit to look at Paul Berriff’s Hidden Gallery of The Beatles (now unhidden and on show at Liverpool’s Mersey Ferry Ticket Office), I decided on a personal project to complement my day-to-day photography. Continue reading

Another Full Weekend

What a great and varied weekend, with a beautiful wedding, police horses and live music!

Friday night gave the chance for a bit of work on a personal project of mine. Facebook fans may have seen the pictures of my newest and oldest camera – a Bronica S2 medium format film camera, which dates back to 1968 (a very good year in my opinion). Friday night gave the perfect chance to photograph my favorite 60’s tribute band The Rockits in that classic 1960’s venue, The Cavern Club, using a 1960’s camera – in black and white of course.

Saturday saw bright sunshine and scorching temperatures to share an amazing wedding day with Tracie & Sean as they tied the knot at Ribby Hall in Kirkham. Despite flood Continue reading