This is my blog where I take photos of stuff that interests me and put them on the web with an often brief explanation.  The majority of my pictures are taken using film, most of which is 35mm and black and white.  I like the documentary feel, the sense of structure over colour and the use of black – an often underestimated colour.  I seem to have a monochrome brain.

The majority of my equipment is second-hand.  You get a much better model for your money and you can take risks with a £100 film SLR that you can’t take with a £1 0000 DSLR.  Like hanging it off the side of a tall building by the camera strap on a timer to see what you get, or taking it in the sea with you.  Of course you can’t instantly copy, edit and upload to the internet with GPS coordinates but, have some patience, the photos will turn up eventually.

So, this isn’t me.  He’s not even called Keith, but let’s use that name anyway.  He’s a gentleman who was kind enough to stand back while I took photos.  He’s to Keiths everywhere.

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  1. I really like the stuff you shoot and I’m going to add you to my blogroll. If you have any objections, let me know. I also wanted to let you know about a site that is exclusively about film photography and cameras: http://www.feelingnegative.com. I found them not long ago and it’s a good site with regularly updated content and people that don’t take themselves too seriously.

  2. Thank you for leaving a, “Like” on my post. It gave me the chance to visit your site to find some amazing pictures. Keep up the great work!

  3. Thank you for the Like 🙂 You have some wonderfully honest work here; almost documentary in quality, and a little quirky. Thank you for sharing it!

  4. You visited my site and ‘liked’ my Stonehenge ‘The Stones’ post which has drawn me to look at your work. I didn’t think I would like B&W work so much – believing myself to be a ‘colour’ person, but I really like your work and have subscribed to your blog. I will be back to have a better look around. Thanks!

  5. It’s a nice to see someone still working with B&W film in this digital age. Keep up the good work.

  6. Thanks for liking my monochrome post – I have a great liking for monochrome, but not exclusively – colour always seems to creep back in there somehow! I voted in your poll but was unable to vote accurately >>> my photography at the moment is digital and scanned digital (from decades of film photography) in about equal measure. Your photos are very good, I’ve enjoyed them. FATman

  7. Wow your pics are awsome! keep up the good work, I specially like those ones you took of the trees, I don’t know why but I find photos that have some sort of plant in them extremely interesting. 🙂

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my recent post “the spider’s web”. Really enjoyed looking at your photos and look forward to seeing more. I have a friend who is doing a year long black and white film project on a second hand camera too…you definately gain a different perspective 😉

  9. Hey, I’m actually quite amazed your the first guy i know who uses film and has such amazing pics. Keep up the great photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my posts 😉

  10. You have some really compelling photos here; I can see why you prefer monochrome–you have a lot of evocative images that color wouldn’t really add anything to (er, to which color wouldn’t really add anything). Lovely.

  11. Thank you for your comment on my new blog! 😀 I totally agree with you that black and white is the best film to shoot with. I love shooting film and I have yet to switch over to digital. Love your photos! Keep up the good work.

  12. Thank you for your recent comment on my blog. I look forward to following your work; you take such beautiful, captivating photographs!

  13. Thanks for your “like” on a Kiss of Winter post. I really enjoyed your lighthouse photos. I’m fascinated by lighthouses. We have one here in the North Cape that I want to check out. It’s a days hike, but I think you can arrange to overnight there…. on my list of things to do next summer. Keep up the inspiring work. Your photos are beautiful.

  14. Thank you for the “like”. I’ve enjoyed browsing thru your photos. Love the lighthouse ones. We have many of those here on the Northwest Coast – you’d have a blast photographing them! Cape Disappointment, NorthHead,Tillamook.

  15. I am impressed with anyone who is willing to shoot with film these days, first because of the sacrifice it takes on the pocketbook and second, for the patience it takes to wait. Personally, I prefer film to digital, but my finances don’t!
    I love your work and I thank you for stopping over at my page so that I could find out about you!

  16. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve consistently enjoyed the use of your eye. I’m drawn to your photos content, contrast and lack of color– Now seemed like a good time to tell you that.

  17. thank you so much for dropping by my photo/writing blog – i appreciate the “like.” i really enjoy your perspectives and captures. lovely photos. i especially enjoy today’s piano. cheers, y

  18. Thanks for stopping by my place and “liking” one of my posts earlier, that really ment a lot 🙂

    I looked around your place here a bit before commenting and I really enjoy what you’ve got going on here – hope to see you around some more 🙂

    Keep it up!

    🙂 K.

  19. Heya! Thanks for dropping by my site! You’ve got a nice site going on. I’m taking time to look through the photographs and their amazing, keep it up! =)

    Daniel Yap

  20. Wow…finally…this is the blog that I was looking for. I’m new in photography & I have interest in black & white, but sometimes I fail to get black & white from digital color picture. My picture just turn to be flattened (after I change the saturation & contrast) after I change the color version into B&W. Would you be so kind to some tips for me…:)

    Your pictures are just awesome

  21. I’m glad that is gone through my blog, for giving me the opportunity to meet his to which I have already subscribed, to continue to see their work, greetings

    Me alegro que halla pasado por mi blog, porque me ha dado la oportunidad de conocer el suyo al cual ya me he subscrito, para poder seguir viendo su trabajo, saludos

  22. Yes, the approach is entirely different with film cameras and the results are fewer but better pics 🙂 I like this page.

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  24. just had another reda thru some of your posts that i missed last time around! so true about focus….every shot u take doesnt ahve to be pin sharp….in fact, some shots are better if out of focus!

  25. Thank you for taking a look at my blog today. Your work is amazing and I love your philosophy about photography. I look forward to seeing more of your photos in the future!

  26. I love film too!! And I try doing more in the near futur. You inspirate me and gives the idea doing a part of my blog only with my film collection photographs!!! I’ll follow your blog certaily!! Muchas gracias!

  27. Hi! I found your blog through my “suggestions” sidebar thing on my WordPress homepage 🙂 I love it, I shoot film from time to time myself (though I haven’t blogged about this – yet). Had a quick scroll through, liked what I saw! Going to have another look now.

  28. Great shot. I love monochrome photography, there’s something about black and white photos that tends to grip my attention more than a colour shot of the same scene would.

  29. nice work! check out my blog sometime. If you like it follow and link.

  30. I’ve popped by to take a look following your ‘like’ on my photo challenge post ‘Threshold(1)’ Really like what I’ve found and will be coming back for more!

  31. Am sort of speechless with the framing and your eye for subject.
    Thank you so very much for being the experiment chaser & giving me my food for the soul.

  32. Just discovered your site. Nice work! I am starting to shoot more film. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  33. I like the monochrome look. I still have one film camera left. I’m holding on to it just because. I traded in everything else including a medium format camera. It was all about being lazy. Got tired of having to go farther and farther away to get film and farther and farther away to get it developed. Didn’t want to use the Walgreens or Target stores.

  34. Thank you for taking the time to ‘like’ some of my photos, much appreciated. Your work is wonderful and a pleasure to view. Lovely stuff. Happy blogging.

  35. Awesome! Instant fan here! I would love to learn to use the film cameras! And the idea of using second hand film camera is worth trying!

  36. Amazing black and white pictures, and it’s great that you use film. Though I love color photographs too, I feel the monochromes retain one’s attention for a longer time, and to some extent, exercise one’s imagination. 🙂 I look forward to more of your work!

  37. I used to have film type cameras in the 70s. They were Minolta SRT-101 and 102. I had an assortment of lenses, 28 mm, 50mm, 105mm, 300 mm. I now have a simple digital range finder camera. Oh, for the good old days. Please keep on making good photographs. Many blessings to you.

  38. <3'n your blog. To share – my first camera was born the same year I was – a superb Minolta (film) and the first amateur auto focus. You have inspired me to revisit black n white – avoid distractions of colour for a little while and see the architecture of the photo's composition. Thanks!


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