Misadventures In Medium Format

The next phase of plan MA comes to fruition.  Some things lead naturally to others, and the combination of portraiture and film photography that’s been my labour since last October has lead me toward the corner of the photographic world that we call medium format.  “What’s medium format?” Query the uninitiated (actually they’re mostly changing … Continue reading Misadventures In Medium Format

If I’m An Artist, Does That Make This Art?

When, some months ago, I announced that I’d enrolled on a Fine Arts MA, a lot of my friends and colleagues asked why. Not so much why the MA, but why Fine Art in particular? A fair enough question for a man whose background was in English literature, writing, acting and taking the occasional photograph. … Continue reading If I’m An Artist, Does That Make This Art?

Triumphant Return To Film

So, after a long break, I’ve gotten back to taking pictures on film. It’s been a while – about twelve years if memory serves. Unfortunately it also led me to a slight confession, namely that I’d never actually developed any of this “film” stuff. That’s an embarrassing admission for an MA student studying photography, and … Continue reading Triumphant Return To Film