Contrast and Dilapidation JQ 08.04.15

Having moved workplace back to the Jewellery Quarter, I’ve been mooching around photographing the contrast and dilapidation of the place.  It’s one of the most interesting areas of Brum… 
Nikon FM2n 
Ilford XP2 Super 400

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2012 – A Year in Black and White..

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.

Throughout the year I have been regularly travelling from the west Midlands to where I grew up in Nottingham. I’ve been visiting the Nottingham Contemporary Art gallery, which is really growing on me as a building.

I always spend a lot of time in Birmingham New Street. Especially Platform 11!.
September saw me at Sheffield Tramlines Festival, The B/W gives the shots something of a woodstock vibe!

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!

Free For All – Sheffield Tramlines Festival 2012

Girl at Roots Manuva
The kids aint alright
Fun for all the family
Big it up! 
 It wasn’t just the field the field that was a mess…
 @evil_noodlesuk and @flams_n_flans 
My Bro and future sister in law! 
Getting their skank on! 
Free for all! 
@evil_noodlesuk in her element! 
Sheffield city hall – Food…Bar… 
@65dos – Headline the Sunday night – Best live band in Britain! 
@rolotomassiband – confuse the crowd a bit! 
@ms_dynamite – Late but made the crowd bounce!
@rootsmanuva – Headline Saturday night. 

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