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Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first non-pilot episode of Star Trek. We saw Star Trek Beyond at the cinema yesterday and it was touching when we saw subtle tributes in the film and in the credits. The film makers wove Leonard Nimoy’s passing into the story…

8th September 2016 | Read more »

The evil of Hans Landa

The evil of Hans Landa

Christoph Walz's masterpiece performance as a subtly menacing and monstrous S.S. officer in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, from 2009.

5th March 2016 | Read more »

The Leviathan

The Leviathan

Read more about this short film.

16th August 2015 | Read more »

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry's videos make me want to turn off my computer and head for the British hills immediately: whether to a well-known place like the Lake District or to places which will be new to me.

23rd July 2015 | Read more »

The Quest for Inspiration

The Quest for Inspiration

This is the trailer for “La Quête d’Inspiration”, a documentary film by Mathieu Le Lay about the experiences in the wilderness of French landscape photographer Alexandre Deschaumes. You can purchase the full-length film at Reelhouse.

1st March 2015 | Read more »

Grindelwald in the “good old days”

Grindelwald in the “good old days”

Travellers, historians and winter sport fanatics (and those of us who are less fanatic but still enjoy the mountains) will love this old film by Ronald Haines, shot in 1956 in the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald and on the surrounding mountains. (Link via Grindelwald Tourism…

6th January 2014 | Read more »

Misunderstood

Misunderstood

Just because we have a device in our hands, don’t assume that we’re not taking part. Merry Christmas.

18th December 2013 | Read more »

Pale Blue Eyes

Pale Blue Eyes

An excerpt from photographer Laura Levine's unreleased underground Super-8 film, Just Like A Movie, featuring Michael Stipe.

8th November 2013 | Read more »

D is for Darkroom

(This is one in a series of essays I’m writing about my life. A specific kind of autobiography, I guess. The rest of these essays are here.) “It was amazing to watch him in the darkroom at an advanced age, still get excited when the results were pleasing. He still…

23rd July 2013 | Read more »

In Memoriam – Kodachrome

When digital photography went mainstream, it was the death knell to Kodachrome, even devout Kodachrome enthusiasts migrated from the venerable film to their DSLRs, providing the photographer a level of control that would have been unimaginable with good old Kodachrome. Kodachrome was a victim of advancement, and as the years…

18th July 2013 | Read more »

Cinque Terre, from the archives

In beginning to clear out the folders in my website this lunchtime, which contain photos and files I have used on the site since its relaunch in 2006, I came across a set of photos from a trip to the Cinque Terre region of north-western Italy in 2004. The…

1st May 2013 | Read more »

Film is fab

A new blog "find", containing both appealing medium-format film photographs and a plethora of technical information, by Ashley Pomeroy.

30th September 2012 | Read more »

C’était un Rendezvous

C’était un Rendezvous

One of my favourite pieces of non-fiction film: an eight and a half minute sequence filmed by Claude Lelouch on the streets of Paris in 1976.

22nd July 2012 | Read more »

A new tool for an old job

I decided over Christmas that 2011 would be the year that I would finally do something about getting the results I'm looking for in my street photography and candid, social event photography: in short, I would buy a new camera to work in alternation with my D80, which continues to serve me well.

7th January 2011 | Read more »

Found on film

In going through old negatives to scan, I came across a set of unpublished black and white photographs from a day with my family in London during 2007.

5th January 2011 | Read more »

Gallivant

A clip from the personal video essay by British filmmaker Andrew Kötting.

13th November 2010 | Read more »

The Hero

Where some advertisers choose the "viral" route of making a low-budget film to publicize themselves or their causes via YouTube, others still spend the time and make an effort to integrate some very cool interactivity to ensure that their offering or message gains widespread recognition.

28th November 2009 | Read more »

Millennium Dome, London

Continuing in the series of individual photos along the Thames which I took in 1999 for a City and Guilds photo course.

24th July 2009 | Read more »

Ponte Vecchio

A gem from the couple of hundred 35mm frames I've scanned today: the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.

29th March 2009 | Read more »

Dieppe in winter

It seems that even back in the 1990s, I still knew a thing or two about timing when it came to “street” photography. On arrival in Normandy during a trip to visit a French camera club for the weekend with friends from Yateley Camera Club, this was the scene…

2nd March 2009 | Read more »

Transformation takes time

Take ten minutes out of your day to watch and listen to this video, even if you're not a photographer, film-maker or artist. I wish I could make film like this.

23rd February 2009 | Read more »

On the Thames

Almost ten years ago – in November 1999, if memory serves – I was still living in England and I took part in a City and Guilds photography course. Before leaving the course (as I was teaching the tutor new techniques instead of learning anything), I made it through to…

11th February 2009 | Read more »

Genius advertising

Genius advertising

Watch this video and you'll be glad you did. Watch it right to the end, when all will become clear.

15th December 2008 | Read more »

An Inconvenient Truth

I’m not usually one for political speaking or speakers who hold forth on environmental issues. Quite often, I find the subject boring or repetitive, the speaker uninteresting or the presentation so uninspiring, that it makes my brain shut off altogether. This evening, however, an hour and a half of Swiss…

29th October 2008 | Read more »