Devil's in the detail

Devil's in the detail

Scale tilt shift effect. Agfa 120 film, scanned and edited in Photoshop for tilt-shift miniaturisation effect. Mamiya RZ67

a last refuge for ambivalence

a last refuge for ambivalence

inverted cyanotype contact print onto liquid emulsion coated acetate sheet. Original 35mm film image 1978

Dragons tooth

Dragons tooth

Cast steel anti-invasion defences at a former steel works - Northern England Medium format scanned film. Mamiya RZ67 2008

Mind spring

Mind spring

unearthed locomotive bogie spring, derelict engine shed, Upperby Carlisle UK. Mamiya RZ67 Ilford FP4 2005

Unlucky?

Unlucky?

WWI reproduction male MkI tank from Sir Peter Jackson's collection at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, New Zealand Nikon D700 2012

Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey

Rock formations reminiscent of hokey pokey ice cream at a Northland beach, NZ Nikon D70 2004

Dora 9

Dora 9

Scale model improvised home studio for online magazine article. Minolta Dynax 7000i Fuji Velvia 1998

cold war

cold war

Derelict munitions factory Dalbeattie - Southern Scotland. Bronica ETRSi Ilford FP4 2005

Cold war warrior

Cold war warrior

Preserved Phantom FGR2 museum exhibit Solway Aviation Museum scanned 35mm Fuji film Minolta Dynax 7000i 1995

power eggs

power eggs

Scrapped diesel engines Glasgow Zenit EM 35mm Kodak 200 scanned and edited in Photoshop Original image - 1979

grin and bear it

grin and bear it

Class 37 diesel locomotive being cut up for scrap at Derby Olympus OM10 - 1988

Spitfire

Spitfire

BAE Spitfire XIX Nikon D70 2002

Radiant 23

Radiant 23

Abandoned pillbox - Grune Point, Cumbria. Mamiya RZ67 Ilford SFX200 120 Near IR film

Wear it out

Wear it out

Napier beach found object and crab carapace Nikon D70 2006

Drifter - sidewinder

Drifter - sidewinder

Flotsam Napier beach Nikon D70 2006

Obligatory beach scene #22

Obligatory beach scene #22

Northland Nikon D70 2006

Film to digital: 76 - 96

 

A pathway through a lifetime's preoccupation with machinery and its inevitable decay from early Zenith 35mm of the late nineteen seventies, via medium format 645 and 67 film and on towards Nikon digital 35mm DSLR and Mamiya digital back medium format.

 

Film images have been scanned and digitally edited to maintain the texture of the original where possible.

Film stock varies between good old Kodak Gold, Ilford XP2 HP5 and FP4 120 to Agfa APX400 and Ilford SFX200 near infra-red medium format film.