The blog

After 13 years as a local news staff photographer, with a healthy little freelance business on the side, I have now launched into the world of the full-time freelancer. This blog will document the highs and lows of my photographic way of life as I talk about work, cameras, lunch, and anything else that I encounter along the way to capturing that ‘decisive moment’. Watch out for posts on my personal projects as well,with pinhole cameras, photograms, infrared photography, and the wonders of 1950’s era cameras.

#GuerllaDarkroom in my galley.

When the Clock Falls Back

Not having a dedicated darkroom means I can’t make prints in the summer. I have to wait for the winter […]

Pinhole camera image of the Flitch Way Bridge. Paper negative.

The Tall View

I stepped up the pinhole game recently, bought a large sheet of Foamcore and built two pinhole cameras. One is […]

Ceramic skulls and miniature cactus on paper negative.
Allfather play The Dev, Camden, Saturday 15th September 2018. Pics by Toby Van de Velde. Olympus 35RC.

Film in the Pit

I wrote recently about my Analogue Strobism and a test of this was made recently at a gig by Allfather […]

Off camera flash with an Olympus 35RC and Fujicolour Superia 100.

Analogue Strobism

I posted a pic of my Olympus 35RC with a flash bracket recently. I got the film back from the […]

Beetle In The Blue Hour - Olympus 35RC and Fujicolour Superia.

Beetle In The Blue Hour

I was out cruising recently, just looking to see if I could find a shot. It was dusk, the last […]

Table top studio testing the new Reality So Subtle 0.2 pinhole lens.

Peering Through The Pinhole

After having used homemade pinholes for my ongoing project of the last few years, I bought a laser drilled 0.2mm […]

Army Fellow and Tryranosurus. Expired Velvia in the AgiPinFold.

Expired Slide Film

I have not yet written about the pinhole conversion I did recently. An article about how I did it featured […]

Olympus 35RC in off camera flash mode. Using a bracket and Centon FG20.