I spent most February in Sri Lanka. It was a trip filled with highlights and one of them was the trek through the Sinharaja Rain forest. I had managed to smash my Nikon F100 on the climb up Adams Peak so the point at which we had reached the rain forest I was shooting with my Olympus Muji II and what remained of my Kodax Tri-X.
These is some of my snap shots from inside the forest.
In this video I am just showing how easy it is to mix up the working solution for slide film development. Its pretty simple but from reading posts on various websites this is one aspect of the process that seems to trouble people. Over the weekend I hopefully clear my backlog of slide film (E-6).
If you develop your own black and white film this process is very similar. The temperature for the chemistry is just a little warmer.
My friend Jim Leonard has been taking photographs in his home town of Ballymun since the 1980’s. As part of the 50 years of Ballymun celebrations he has been invited to display some of his portraits in the Axis project space.
There are 18 beautifully shot portraits on display that go some way to capture the unique spirt of this area.
Delighted to have one of my images chosen as part of this exhibition. Please come along and have a look if you can.
Obscure Street is an International & Irish Street Photography Exhibition taking place from Friday 8th July 11am till 5pm – Thursday 21st July as part of the PhotoIreland Festival at In-Spire Galerie Dublin ( 3 min walk Connolly Station Dublin )
We are proud to feature some of the Worlds Best Modern Day Street Photographers Exhibiting in Ireland for the first time:
Richard Sandler New York – Tatsuo Suzuki Japan – Jessie Marlow Austrailia – Dougie Wallace Scotland – Gabi Ben Avraham Israel – Nick Turpin London – Sarah Choi Hong Kong & many more..approx 60 works will be displayed…
Open Submissions were Judged by Rinzi Ruiz LA – Don Springer Editor: Inspired Eye – Des Byrne Dublin – Mierla Momanu Bucharest
Promotional video by my good friend Peter O’Doherty
Also I can’t find the time to delete content or work out how to resolve the issue.
Today is one of the days when I’m very glad that this is what a problem looks like in my life.
Have a great weekend everyone 😁
Last weekend we had some guests to stay with us in Dublin while they explored the city. We are all film photographers so we played the usual game of show and tell with our various cameras. This had me haul the Mamiya down from my dark room to pass around and play the game of “guess the weight”. I had a film back fitted and seemed to have a couple of shots left on the roll so I made some portraits.
Every time I develop film from this camera I am delighted with the results. Looking in the view finder makes the whole world look like the set from a movie. I enjoy the massive clear negatives that it provides and printing the big in the darkroom is an utter joy. This is a pretty random selection of shots that I have taken with this camera and I’m mostly posting these to motivate myself to bring this camera out more often.
Despite the weight of the beast I love the results.