It's been almost two years since I got my trust Canon 33V, and we've had a lot of fun together. But since Volume I, I've added another camera to the zoo...
The Yashica Electro 35 GT is incredible fun. It's small, portable, easy to use, and SO CHEAP. I picked one up for about £35 on eBay, in great condition. It's manual focus but automatic exposure, and the 45mm f1.7 lens is pin sharp - not bad for a 60 year old bit of kit!
It took me a while to get used to the slightly weird focus setup, and the fact that it's a rangefinder (so you don't see exactly what the lens will see). But a whole load of rolls later, I'm a big fan.
I've also taken the chance to play around with a few new film stocks - Portra 400 and HP5 are reliable classics, and Tri-X 400 and Fuji Superia 400 are pretty great.
But I've really fallen in love with Ektar 100. The bold colours, strong contrast and impressive sharpness are fantastic, so much so that I've used it as inspiration for the editing I use for the weddings I shoot.
There are too many random events and different film stocks here to list them all (including an actual wedding!), so I'll let the images speak for themselves. I can't wait for Volume 3!
I enjoy good coffee, have been known to do a bit of running, and derive most of my life philosophy from the Armando Iannucci Shows. I married my wife Alice in 2015, and can highly recommend this whole marriage lark!
I'm an alternative to the clichéd, posed, wedding photography that you get bombarded with at wedding fairs. Unlimited coverage, informal photography, celebrating what's unique about you. I'm all about the informal candid shots of people having the best day of their lives: lots of genuine laughs, maybe some tears, and definitely some partying!