Stay on the F*cking Bus

I have to admit that I’d not heard of the Helsinki Bus Station Theory until reading about it in the This column will change your life section of The Guardian newspaper a few weeks ago. In brief this is a theory put forward by the by Finnish-American photographer Arno Minkkinen. The Helsinki

A Shoot with Fashion Designer Hilton Mutariswa

Today sees the first elections in Zimbabwe since the removal of Robert Mugabe last year.  Initial news is that millions of people have voted peacefully and so let’s hope today sees a turning point in this African nations troubled history. Last month I was privileged to meet a fantastic gentleman by the

Victoria Lucie

Victoria Lucie is a young actor from Worcester in the UK who already has an impressive list of credits to her name in film, television and theatre.  She is also a singer, saxophone player and model so an all round adaptable and ambitious young woman. I met Vicki earlier this month

What I Learnt from Ansel Adams

Not, unfortunately, from seeing and hearing the great American landscape photographer personally but from his autobiography published just a few years before his death in 1984.  The book, as well as being a an enjoyable and captivating story of the life of a working photographer at the start of the

Fujifilm X100F 12 Month Review

It’s just over 12 months now since I upgraded from the Fujifilm X100T to the X100F so I thought it was time to post a quick update on my experiences of shooting with this camera over the last year, as well as show some recent images taken with it. Like most

Billingham Hadley Small Pro Review – The Ideal ‘Street’ Bag

As I’ve said before, more than once, I’m a big fan of the wonderful camera bags made by M. Billingham & Co here in the West Midlands not far from where I live.  Their bags are not only good looking and stylish they are incredibly durable and long lasting.  My

Portraits with the Olympus f/1.2 Pro Lens

The rule of thumb for the ideal lens for portrait photography is that the focal length should be about twice that of the ‘normal’ lens.   For micro four thirds cameras that would amount to a focal length of 50mm.  The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens pretty

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