Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 4)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 4)

This may be my last batch for a while as the price of these vintage Japanese negatives has gone through the roof!
Luckily I purchased a few before this happened, but now it’s become ridiculous and i’m not paying silly money.
A recent pack of 30 negs (which did include some war related ones) went for nearly $1000!!!

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Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 3)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 3)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 3)   Here is batch 3 together with the original paper folder they were placed in after processing around 80 years ago. Notice the picture of a Contax on the front. Bit of a mixed bag this batch. There a few what I would call ‘business men shots’. There are also […]

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Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 2)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 2)

Here is the 2nd and last part of batch 2. I never really know what’s coming up and this last part has produced some of the best pictures thus far.

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Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 1)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 1)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 2, part 1)   Carrying on with my vintage Japanese negatives series here is the 1st part of batch 2. This batch contains a lot of negatives so will be posted in 2 parts. Sadly there are quite a few stuck in their glassine sleeves and some that have been damaged. […]

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Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 1)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 1)

I recently acquired over 100 vintage Japanese negatives dating from the early 1930’s. It’s quite a job sorting through them as some are still stuck in their glassine sleeves, where they have no doubt been for the past 80 years or so!

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Bangkok – City of Angles

Bangkok – City of Angles

I still remember the first time I arrived in Bangkok (or Krung Thep as the locals call it) it was as hot as hades, moving at one hundred miles an hour and extremely noisy. The first thing that hit me, apart from the cacophony of smells was the complete lack of anything resembling order.

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What’s in my camera bag? (only 20% of my gear was bought new)

What’s in my camera bag? (only 20% of my gear was bought new)

Updated 2017 Below is a list of all the camera gear I currently own. I’m not a gear freak but if the right piece of equipment presents itself at the right price! Only about 20% of my kit was actually bought new. Due to the simple fact that I can’t afford it. The rest was […]

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Why i’ve gone back to shooting film

Why i’ve gone back to shooting film

A few months ago I bought my first film camera for decades. I don’t really know what came over me, but once the itch occurred, it had to be scratched.

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The benefits of travel photography (kickstart your imagination)

The benefits of travel photography (kickstart your imagination)

Travel photography I have just recently returned from a glorious one month’s photographic trip to Thailand and Japan. Total rest and relaxation was the order of the day and I intended to make the most of it. Travel has always had the effect of helping me re-evaluate the way I work. It recharges my batteries […]

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Photography inspiration (where do you find yours?)

Photography inspiration (where do you find yours?)

Where do you find your inspiration?   Inspiration I’ve made a lot of decisions over the years about how to develop as a photographer and where to seek inspiration Some were good, some not so good. I’d like to think I’ve developed into a reasonable one, but admit there is always room for improvement. like […]

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Should you photograph the homeless?

Should you photograph the homeless?

Should you photograph the homeless?   My decision Photographing the homeless has become one of the most controversial subjects in street photography. It can be hard to get a definitive answer as everyone has their own personal take on the situation. Personally I made my decision a long time ago and that was not to. I’m […]

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Street photography tips for beginners (part 2) work your area.

Street photography tips for beginners (part 2) work your area.

Street photography tips (part 2) Apart from when i’m lucky enough to take a holiday abroad, most of my Street photography takes place in and around central London as it’s where I work. I always aim to get in around an hour or so early and spend that time walking around searching for anything that […]

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Fear of street photography!

Fear of street photography!

Fear of Street Photography I think you’ll agree that it can be quite disconcerting to be spotted whilst trying to capture that decisive moment. Does the person look angry? are they smiling? Should you take evasive action? More often than not I never actually realise i’ve been spotted until I get home and check my […]

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Thai village life (part 2)

Thai village life (part 2)

An Englishman (still) in a Thai village   Day 7 – Death to the foreigner! I woke up especially early this morning as the mosquito’s were feasting heartily on me. Usually the fan would deter them but as it was only a mere 80 degrees Joy had turned it off? Outside everyone had started to […]

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Thai village life (part 1)

Thai village life (part 1)

An Englishman in a Thai village Whilst on a recent trip to Thailand I ended up staying in a Thai farmers village for 2 months. While I was there I decided to keep a diary, mainly to keep myself from going insane. In this the first of two posts I have condensed that massive body […]

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Street Photography tips for beginners (Part 1) Gaining confidence.

Street Photography tips for beginners (Part 1) Gaining confidence.

Street Photography tips (part 1) I think you’ll agree with me when I say that the hardest thing about street photography is getting close to the subject without any serious confrontation. Here’s the deal Over time I have aquired quite a few useful street photography tips which have helped me avoid any serious trouble. I […]

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