If I’m reading a book it’s gotta be about history, fighters, gangster or men that have lived a life. Not too many men have lived the life of Ol’ Blue Eyes or Richard Burton.
In Lovers & Other Strangers Vettriano paints like he’s lived a life in the darkest and seediest parts of a noiresque town on its knees, full of smoke filled clubs and phantom ladies.

Vettriano Part 1

Vettriano Part 2

Burton On Parky

And Sinatra interviewed at Playboy.

Nikkormat FTN First Film Developed

Some shots from the old Nikkormat FTN. The negatives have been hanging around for a week now so I thought I’d try and scan them as best I can.


The top two seem to have scanned the best although the left has a ghost negative running through it, that could be a reflection bouncing back from my light source.


I need to either find a scanner for negatives, work on building something that does a job or have a shot at going for the full print experience!

DSC_0052.jpgI’m liking the old school camera for shooting at the moment, it looks cool, feels indestructible and doesn’t run out of battery. It’s also a lot more exciting to see your film once it’s developed as opposed to banging the SD card in the PC and watching Lightroom boot up. Going on a trip soon so might have to stock up on some film for that. DSC_0041.jpg

Shifting Sands



Getting some beach walking practice today never know when I’ll need to do it in warmer temperatures.
First shot is my favoured of the two but then I thought it might look not too bad in black and white so that might now be the favoured one.


A little edit on this post coz I’ve just played around with this one and decided it’s not as bad as I first thought. Was a bit concerned that it was not central enough but I think it looks pretty good off to the right.