Both as a photography nut and a regular guy, I'm a sucker for man-bags and backpacks. I currently have an F-Stop Loka UL with a couple of ICUs, two Peli cases, a Billingham Hadley Pro and a Contax/CCS Heritage bag on the photo side. For the manbag I also have a leather manbag from Billy Bags… Continue reading Bag Review: Trakke Assynt 17
A couple of years back I stumbled on a fun little camera at a car boot, a Konica Eye complete with it's funky logo which i couldn't resist. It turned out to be a half frame camera, which was something I'd never tried before so I thought, why not give it a shot. I put… Continue reading Half frame fun!
A few weeks back I started to follow Mark Power on Instagram. I already had 'The Shipping Forecast' his brilliant 1996 book of black and white photographs. (I was lucky enough to pick this up in Oxfam for a couple of quid). At the time I started following he was posting a series of images… Continue reading Book : Mark Power – DTLFTSOTE
Visited the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Saturday. Designed by Mendelssohn and Chermayeff it is one of the few truly iconic modernist buildings in the UK and one which I never tire of. Now for a quick rant. Sadly the Magnum exhibition on show at the De La Warr was one of the… Continue reading De La Warr
Note: This review still counts as WIP as I'm adding more as I continue to use the camera... Having enjoyed the NEX-6 as a platform for my Contax glass and for the compact body and good handling, I never quite got to liking the kit lens, although the power zoom implementation was very good. When… Continue reading Thoughts on the Sony A7r
After the disappointment of the Tamron 17mm it was with some trepidation that I put the 35-105 on my Adaptall to NEX converter - will all my Tamron lenses prove to be stretched too far on the Big Sony Sensor? The answer as it happens is a resounding no, at least in the case of… Continue reading 10.04.14 -> Space (Tamron SP 35-105 f/2.8)
Today was the first day of the new exhibition program at the Photographers Gallery in Ramillies Street, London. I happen to work just just around the corner and it's a good place to while away a rainy lunch hour, so I dropped in for for a quick look at lunchtime. A couple of points need… Continue reading 17.01.14 -> Exhibition Review – Burroughs/Warhol/Lynch