A rustling of leaves, quite unlike anything I had heard before stopped me in my tracks. Birds stopped chirping, and the cascading shadows of the branches darkened ever so slighty, as though warning me of impending danger. I felt my hair stand on end as I shuddered, the warmth of the day giving way to an evil chill. A crack of a twig. Then another. And another, louder this time. Glancing up through the canopy I saw the blue sky start to fade as the shadows closed in around me. A heavy breathing brought my legs back to life. Spinning on my heel, eyes wide and heart beating wildly, I ran.
Beyond the fence I stopped, my legs aching and my lungs screaming for air. I turned slowly, crouched low, peering through the slats in the fence. Nothing was there. I was not followed. But still, the birds did not sing. The sky did not feel light, the day had a chill. The shadows, they were dark. My every instinct was telling me to keep running, to get away, and yet my curiosity still shone through. Had I imagined it all? Had I merely scared myself? No, I thought, shaking my head slightly. There had to be something. I kept looking. And then, behind the large tree I could see in front of me I saw movement. And I knew I was right. And I knew it was too late.
This short story is in collaboration with ECGadget.
Exactly what is says in the title… every photograph I class as a document of something historic or present with meaning that doesn’t fit into any other category.
Film Noir is a project I took for during the final year of my BA while studying Commercial Photography.
A project dedicated to giving high praise and notion to the film noir style, the fashion of the era and the era as whole from the war, too major news, the film industry and more.
The photos were taken using a Mamiya RZ67 on 120mm Black and White film. Prints were made from the final negative roll which are due to be shown at the end of year show from June 1st, 2018 at the University of Derby, this will run for two weeks.
The Lost Smile
The Lost Smile is originally a university project, also taken on during the final year of my BA in Commercial Photography. The small difference is, is that this project is in black and white. The images for the university project, which can be be briefly seen on my Instagram were shot on the 120mm black and white film that you see here, but were then scanned and digitally painted into colour using influence from John Hinde.
This black and white project has been strictly kept to the original colour to make it into a more personal project than a university study.
Both projects are documentary based, using the influence of lost memories and childhood happiness which occur at theme parks, neighbourhood parks and seaside resorts. The images are shot from a childs perspective to reflect the childs point of view and mood of the images.
A various selection of some the portraiture work I have done over the last few years.
It’s a small amount but I plan to add to this page over time…
Peak District is a series of photos from February 2018.
Taken at Stanage Edge, the photos are recorded on 120mm kodak portra 160 colour film.
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Taken in 2015 in Florence, Italy -
This is a series of travel and landscape photographs taken in Firenze, Ponte Vecchio and from upon Piazzale Michelangelo.
Autumn on 120
Autumn on 120 is a series of black and white Autumn shots taken in 2015.
These are taken using a Mamiya RZ67 and 120mm black and white film.
Black & White Landscapes
A growing theme of every black and white photograph in Landscape form, that I will ever happily take and share with you here.
All current and future Landscapes taken on 120mm film that do not fit into any other category, or their own project.
Beautiful landscapes and side streets of the centuries-old seaside villages of the Italian coastline of Cinque Terre.