Look inside

Honfleur, France. 2020

Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH on Kodak Tri-X film.

Headless

Tenterden, England. 2022

Although this was shot on a previous roll of Kodak Pro Image film, it might be one of the last roll of colour film I shot. Ever since Kodak’s announcement of a 20% price increase on film I’m beginning to doubt whether or not the use of colour is sustainable. You only have to Google colour film prices. Last pack of 5 Pro Image I purchased was £26.00, now anywhere from £37 to £42 RRP. With current prices and the added development cost, which for me is working out at £13 to £14 per roll. Seems silly when I have a digital Leica M-P (Typ240) sitting at home.

On a side note, I also noticed the price of a bulk 30M roll of Fomapan 100 has gone up. I last paid £42, which works out at £2.10 per roll for twenty 36 exposure films. Now listed online between £58 to £60.

Leica MP, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

Drylands

Isle of Sheppey, England. Summer 2022.

An image we can all relate to here in the UK and Europe at the present time.

Leica MP, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

Stake

Isle of Sheppey, England. 2022

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Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W yellow filter on Kodak Tri-X pulled to ISO 100.

Where the sea goes

Minster on Sea, Isle of Sheppey, England. June 2022

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Taken one morning last month, this image took a long time to bring it out. I would of hated to try and printing this picture in a darkroom with the amount of dodging and burning I had to do in Gimp from the original scan.

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W yellow filter on Kodak Tri-X pulled to ISO 100.

Social media

Tenterden, England. 2022

Think I was drawn to the hat and the car, shame he wasn’t reading a book really. I normally do try to avoid taking street pictures of people with phones. It seems everyone’s got one either sitting or walking, it’s like a drug that they are all hooked on twenty four, seven.

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

Drought

Isle of Sheppey, England. 2022

Shot on Ilford Delta 100 film, which is the last of my late fathers stock. This film was dated June 2004 and was exposed at an ISO of 50. Development was in Rodinal 1:50 for 14 minutes.

Taken with my Leica MP, Summicron – M 35mm f/2 ASPH and a B&W yellow filter.

Jubilee

Tenterden, England. 2022

Before anyone asks, yes the post was leaning over. The pavement is on a bit of a slope, even the lamp post is leaning on the street corner.

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

Quality time

Isle of Sheppey, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.