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Stanage Edge | Derbyshire Peak District

Some time ago, in fact February of this year, friends Michael and Andrea visited us after having only conversed via email in the course of us processing their film. We gave them a quick tour of UK Film Lab and then headed straight to Stanage Edge in the Peak District. We’d previously had quite a bit of snow but certainly around our home area it had long since melted, so we didn’t feel too prepared for the snow and ice that greeted us on arrival at Stanage Edge. Armed with cameras we walked with some trepidation up the rocky path that leads up to the Edge, passing the odd group of much better equipped ramblers. Nevertheless after a fairly dark and moody start, the weather did clear a little and we enjoyed the cold surroundings with likeminded friends. All photographs shot with my Leica M6 with Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron lens using Fuji 400H. Processing by UK Film Lab.

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Fuji 400H pushed 2 and 3 stops | Longshaw Estate

Many people know that I am a Fuji fan, and it’s not because of the myth that it’s the ‘pastel’ film. It’s not that I don’t love Kodak film stocks, because Ektar is one of my favourites, but I find Fuji 400H such a flexible film stock whether you have light or dark, and contrary to the myth perpetuated by one particular photographer, Fuji 400H is incredible when it comes to under-exposing it in camera  with a view to pushing in development. I simply do not see any other film stock delivering such faithfully natural results after push development.

I’ve been going through my photo archives as I’m aware I have a not insignificant back catalogue that I’ve never brought to the light of day. Here are a few shots taken at twilight during autumn 2014. All shots are taken with my Pentax 67ii. The b&w is Ilford Delta 3200 and all the colour shots are Fuji 400H and apart from the final shot were taken at ISO 1600 and pushed 2 stops in development. The final shot in this blog post was 400H exposed at ISO 3200 and pushed 3 stops in development. Processing by UK Film Lab.

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Afitos on Film | A Quick Trip to Greece

What seems like a long time ago now, but in fact is only a few months, we flew over to the Greek peninsula of Halkidiki to shoot a wedding in Afitos. The last time I was in Greece was as a 15 year old on a school trip where we toured the ancient sights to aid in our study of classics as part of our lessons in the ancient Greek language. I remember a small amount of ancient Greek and I can speak many of the words even if I don’t know what they mean. One thing I do remember is that hippopotamous is derived from ancient Greek, literally meaning river horse. Not quite enough knowledge to get by on, but the people of Afitos were some of the most friendly people we have ever met and made it very easy to be a tourist without understanding the language.

The couple whose wedding we were shooting had decided on Afitos for their wedding as it was a place they’d taken many holidays and had fallen in love with, and within a very short amount of time in Afitos we could see why. We were thankful that we had the day before the wedding as well as the day after to wander the streets with our cameras. Here are some of the shots I took, all on Contax 645 and a mix of Fuji 400H and Kodak Ektar. All film processing by UK Film Lab.

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Arundel Gate | Out and About in Sheffield

This is an area of Sheffield I’ve not really frequented since school days when I used to head to the Leadmill to see the likes of Kula Shaker and Spacehog. It’s changed a lot since then and there’s been quite a bit of regeneration. I shot a quick roll there before heading over to the Chimney House at Kelham Island where we were checking out locations for a workshop we’re teaching on next month. These are shot with my Pentax 67ii and Fuji 400H. Film processing by UK Film Lab.

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