2016 My Analogue Year

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
2016 My Analogue Year

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2015 wasn’t my best year. It was Annus Horribilis if I’m honest. Health issues and several operations stopped me doing so much and I was also forced to close my gallery. So I’ve decided that 2016 is going to be my good year and I have a lot planned. It’s also going to be “My Analogue Year”.
Firstly I’m going to get my head around wet plate photography. 2 I bought all the equipment early last year just before everything went pear-shaped and I have been chewing at the bit ever since, I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to get started now. I have my last operation next Monday and hopefully within two or three weeks I should be up and running again so watch this space.

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I have also decided to shoot a lot of film this year, sometimes you have to get your hands dirty and get toxic with the chemicals, digital is becoming very cliche for me and I need a different challenge. I will obviously still shoot digital because needs must at times but I need to stretch my imagination and come up with something different and I hope original. I will of course have to remember how to use Analogue cameras again, take meter readings, use my brain to calculate exposures and use a tripod, there is no auto-focus on these cameras but it will be challenging, creative and fun, which brings me to my new projects for 2016.

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I’m going to be working a lot with pinhole cameras this year that will hopefully culminate into an exhibition for either the end of the year or the beginning of 2017. I will let you know more about it as it progresses. I also have a night project up my sleeve that I have actually started working on already, oh  and hopefully my gallery will re-open in April. So there it is a little insight into my new year, maybe this year will be annus mirabilis after all. Keep checking in and I will keep you all up to date.  Please add a comment if you wish, I really appreciate them  K.

 

5 Comments

  1. Justin Orwin
    13/01/2016

    Good Thinking is all I can say. I am so pleased to see so many familiar cameras in your armoury and me too I shall be shooting more film. I shoot digital for my clients on commercial work and tend to shoot film “when I get a moment” which seems to be less and less!

    Where is your Gallery please? I have just started something of this nature in Somerset although most of my landscape work has been done on Rannoch Moor or close by.

    I have shot a few projects on film recently, including a pregnancy shoot, local traditional fishermen and a community project and they have been very well received.

    Have a great year in 2016.

    Best Regards

    Justin

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    • Kevin
      14/01/2016

      Hi Justin.

      Thank you for your comment. My gallery is in Eyemouth Berwickshire, just over the border in Scotland above Berwick-upon-Tweed. I re-open sometime in April I will post details when I have a definite date. By all means pop in next time your up this way. K.

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  2. Gordon Stewart
    13/01/2016

    Hi Kevin,
    I have been following your comments through John Barron’s f/b as we were in Andalusia on a photographic course together a few years ago. I can recall wet plate photography from working at a photography business in Hamilton as a teenager developing and printing wedding photographs. That started my interest in photography. Although totally on digital now I still have film cameras. I wish you all the best in tackling this activity and will be watching with interest for the outcome.

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    • Kevin
      14/01/2016

      Hi Gordon.

      Thank you for your comment. It’s nice when people comment after reading my blogs, it makes it more real knowing there are actually people taking an interest. I will pass on your regards to John, I’m sure he will tell me more about you. K.

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  3. Lisa
    08/08/2016

    Thinnikg like that shows an expert’s touch

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