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The Back Story – Writing With Light

Documentary Wedding Photographer-The Back Story   Way back in 1988 the very first time I approached a wedding as a documentary wedding photographer I made the decision to photograph a lead to the story. I photographed the preparations, details like the bride’s shoes, sometimes still in the box, wrapped in tissue, the dress hanging on…

Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer I don’t really think of myself as a wedding photographer, although that is where most of my income comes from. I see myself as a photographer who does weddings. A few years ago, and certainly when I started, that was not unusual. Most photographers who did weddings did other things as well, it…

Why I Never Stopped Using Film

Well almost never stopped… For a few months I did stop using film but it was a brief period of mourning.   From the moment I first saw a print emerge under the dim red light of the Art School darkroom in 1974 I was hooked. I gave up my ambitions to become a painter and…

  • RajJanuary 6, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    Hi Steven
    I completely agree. I started with digital when I first got into photography 3 years ago, but soon discovered film, and love the imperfection and lack of clinical, sterile perfection that digital images all too often have. Now I shoot a mix of film and digital, but the digital bodies usually work with legacy lenses (ranging between 40-70 years of age) on them.
    Love your work!
    Raj 🙂ReplyCancel

    • steveJanuary 7, 2016 - 12:36 pm

      Thank you for you comment and kind words about my work Raj.ReplyCancel

  • Helene BarretteJanuary 6, 2016 - 9:06 pm

    Hi Steven,
    I so agree too! I always loved grains. I was never interested in digital. (well just a very brief moment, a few months.) The only digi cam I have is my Ipod with Hipstamatic. To me what is the point in digital if you want the photos to look like it was taken with film!ReplyCancel

    • steveJanuary 7, 2016 - 12:37 pm

      Thank you for your comments Helene. I’m glad you are enjoying working with film, long may we continue.ReplyCancel

  • steveJanuary 7, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    Thank you Marie. I hope you continue to work with film and enjoy the printing of your images.ReplyCancel

Portrait Photography in Kendal

The tradition of professionally made family portraiture goes back way before the invention of photography. Those portraits still hang in homes and museums all over the world. When, in 1839 Jacque Monde Louis Daguerre patented the Daguerreotype and gave it free to the world it was the portrait that captured the imagination. Daguerreotype studios sprung…

Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel Wedding Photography.

Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel Wedding Photography.   Wow! The old Belsfield Hotel was looking a bit tired when I was there last… What a difference. Now open and looking very busy the newly refurbished Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel is everything you would expect from the brand. Next meeting I have away from the gallery I…