Mid way in 2012 I was kindly given a classic Olympus OM1-N 35mm SLR. This has been a revelation and made me pine for the old, sadly missed, Nikon FM2 I had for a while at Uni, before it was robbed!
The quality of the camera and standard 50mm lens makes the modern cameras I’ve come into contact with seem very plasticy and a bit cumbersome.
I decided that I would use this camera for taking purely black and white art photographs, and leave digital for taking snaps.
It has been a steep learning curve, getting to grips with a fully manual camera after so long in the auto focus world of Digital. The first film I took was at a friend’s wedding… unfortunatly this film was spoilt and I very quickly re-aquainted with one drawback of film!
This is a review of some of the pictures I have taken over the course of the year.
May saw us enjoy THE week of British summer in Westward Ho! Devon.
In contrast to the excess of tramlines, September also saw another friend’s Wedding, with some very sweet flower girls.
In November I was in Paris. The first time I have visited the city, and I was really impressed. There is a great sence of contrast, between glamour and Decay.
There are always Photographic oportunities on my doorstep in Birmingham. It’s a great city!