Hi I'm Martin Smith, a amateur photographer that likes to shoot solely film. I use black & white with the odd colour image thrown in and mainly use a Leica M4-2 & M3 with Summicron 35mm and 50mm lenses. I tend to shoot anything I like, objects, scenes, landscape or street life. My film of choice now is Fomapan 100 Classic.
Taken on a very dull morning this image is a bit grainy but it I think it works. This shy little boy was standing in front of his mother while she was talking on the street outside this cafe. Sitting at a table opposite while drinking a morning tea, waiting for a possible shot, the moment came when peered under his mothers hand for me.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Ilford HP5 plus, rated at 800.
Bar De Normandie, Vimoutiers France. The wife and I were having a drink at this café when I noticed I was being watched by this very cute little girl. Capturing a moment like this image makes photography such a wonderful pastime.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Kodak Tri-X, rated at 800.
Before I went away this time, one was a little naughty and purchased a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens… Don’t tell the missus!
Trouville-sur-Mer, France. On a recent trip to Normandy, I was crossing the road looking for anything to shoot and came across this scene. Couldn’t quite work out what was going on here, the third bike looked a bit small for Papa, so maybe they were waiting for baby bear, who knows?
Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, and taken on Kodak T-Max P3200 film which was rated at 800 ASA.