Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Dixies










Brother Boon's Dad is in this pic.




Spent Friday night with the old Ice (now defunct) crew at Dixies. I chose the Spitfire over the Dutch madness, Oranjeboom, for my tipple for the evening. Good to see some of the old friendly faces, including the beak action. Also, you might like to check out a new project Umbrella

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Leica V-Lux 30










The good people of Leica allowed me to borrow the V-Lux 30 for the week. I lot of Leica purists will turn their noses up at this camera due to the nature of it being a compact. However in its defence, this camera is pretty much aimed at that particular compact digital market. The V-lux has a large touch screen, which allows allowing you to pinpoint what you’re focusing on. So, I guess you can say goodbye to those annoying out of focus holiday shots. Oh,did I mention that it has a GPS setting too. Being a Leica, the lens has just that extra edge over its fellow rivals, allowing light to trickle into the shadows that other lenses just don’t reach. There’s also a bespoke case that you can order for this camera too, making this compact quite a dapper accessory. The other part of it being a Leica, will be the price tag that comes with it. Apart from that I left the instruction manual at home, set the camera to P and then figured out how to use it from there. Easy-peasy.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Brian Duffy, I’ve got all his albums.





Idea Generation are exhibiting a retrospective of Brian Duffy’s work, this runs to the 28th of August. Beautiful compositions resulting with his sitters looking effortlessly cool. Will looking at images of Jude Law in 30 years time be as equally interesting? The photo captions at the exhibition are brilliant too, they give you a very interesting insight into the way he would have worked. There’s also a collection of various stuff from he’s studio, including he’s working diary. I wonder how Elaine Smith’s engagement party went?

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Parliament Hill, a 360 degree view.



Click on image to enlarge.
Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill on a Sunday. I live about 20 min's by train from here, the plan is to take a dip in the bathing ponds on the next visit.
Well it was a good idea at the time.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Handle your negatives with care.







You might stumble across some of these little Photographic print folders in your parents and grand parents lofts. Sadly, they now tend to gather dust amongst the ever increasing photography slagheap. I might start collecting a few of them, it might be interesting to see what sort of holiday example pictures would be on a mid 1950s one compared to a late 1990s one.

Friday, 1 July 2011

London Street Photography Festival





There’s a London Street Photography Festival taking place over July. I popped along to the preview last night.
If you happen to be in town then may I suggest that you check out the newly discovered work (the pic of the 3 yellow people below) of Vivian Maier, amazing stuff. There’s also some interesting work by Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen in Kings Cross station too. So there you go, no excuses of being bored with nothing to do over the weekend.