Author: rory

Analogue Article Gear Photos Review

A Yorkshire Camera

Exploring a local antiques shop recently, I came across a beautiful 6×6 format folding camera that appeared to be in very nice condition. After giving it a once over and determining nothing was obviously wrong, I plunked down £9 ($12) of my hard earned cash to take the thing home. It turned out I had […]

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FromTheArchives Photo

From the Archives #13

Time inexorably slips by and I realise I’ve not updated this blog in far too long – so to break the silence here’s another image from my archive. This was taken fairly recently, returning from a trip to Manchester a few days after the awful terrorist attack there. Trains were still not running to or […]

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FromTheArchives Photo

From the Archives #12

Crepuscular rays over the ruined Red Dykes farm house, nestled on the hillside above Withens Clough reservoir. When I first acquired the 90mm f2 last summer, I struggled with it as I wasn’t used to using such a long prime. However over time I’ve come to really enjoy using it for landscape and detail work. It’s stunningly sharp, has […]

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Fuji Gear Review

Fuji 35mm f2 WR Review

Fuji 35mm f2 R WR lens

As soon as I saw the leaked images of the 35mm f2, back in early 2015, I knew I wanted one. I’ve shot with the older 35mm f1.4 on many occasions and it’s a lens I’ve repeatedly considered buying and then pulled back from. Optically great, not too large or heavy, but showing its age in many […]

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Analogue Article Photos

First Roll

Partial film strip

I’ve been mooting the idea of trying analogue photography again for awhile, inspired in part by seeing the work of the After Alice Project, a local group dedicated to documenting Calderdale and its inhabitants exclusively on film. So when my Dad offered me his old Ricoh GR1s this Christmas, I decided to buy some film and take the plunge. I’ve shot […]

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Happy Holidays!

Bit of a late one this year, but at least I’ve not missed new years yet! I blame this awful cold that’s had me housebound for the last few days. Hope you’ve had a great Christmas.

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FromTheArchives News Photo

From the Archives #11

Here’s a shot from earlier in the year taken in the wonderful city of Prague. At a time when so many are displaced, fleeing from war and persecution I feel this street art featuring three glum looking travellers is quite poignant. In some more positive news, I’ve very nearly completed by long term review of the Fuji […]

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