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Darkness and light with Ilford Delta 3200 by Aivaras Sidle

Aivaras Sidle Posrtrait

I’m a 36-year-old enthusiast photographer from Lithuania. I’ve had camera’s as far back as I remember – both film and digital p&s, which I used to document life around me.

My attitude towards photography changed in 2012 after I found an unused film SLR in my office. Then I started to look at my surroundings differently and I became totally hooked on shooting film. Continue reading “Darkness and light with Ilford Delta 3200 by Aivaras Sidle”

A film photography course by Athina Neocleous

Portrait of Athina

My name is Athina and I just think of myself as a person who loves taking, talking and listening about, photos and the stories behind them. You can find me on twitter @NeoAthina and at my website

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein.

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Dreams can come true by Craig Fleming

Portrait of Craig FlemmingProfessional photographer for over ten years, I now specialize in fashion and portraiture. Being based in the North I tend to do a lot of E-commerce work for fashion companies. Portraiture is my first love however and I do quite a bit of theatre work which has given me a chance to work with various personalities of the acting world including Richard Wilson, James Norton, and Simon Callow.

I’ve also written for a few photography magazines over the years mainly Photography monthly, Turning Pro and Professional Photographer in which I had my own column. A selection of my work is featured on the Vogue Italia website as well as Art+Commerce in New York. I’m at my happiest behind my RZ67 with a few packs of FP4 in my bag. Continue reading “Dreams can come true by Craig Fleming”

Educating the next generation by Joanne Gennard

Headshot of Joanne Gennard with medium format cameraI’ve recently started working as a lecturer on BTEC and HND photography courses at Swindon College, a job which I’m enjoying immensely.  Teaching was something I’d never considered before, not until I started helping friends who were studying on the same BA Photography course as me.  I enjoyed helping them but most of all I enjoyed seeing them understand and use the skills that I’d shown them.

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A community feeling by Matthew Thompson

Portrait photo of Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson is a reformed Canadian professional photographer. He enjoys travel with family, riding temperamental old motorcycles and shooting medium format film in his Rolleiflex. He runs Twin Lens Reflux, a photoblog showcasing his travel experiences shooting film in a modern world as well as opinion and reviews. Continue reading “A community feeling by Matthew Thompson”

Friday favourites: Autumn

It’s really felt like Autumn this week, the temperature has dropped and the leaves are starting to fall

Thank you for sharing your Autumn themed images with us. Here are a selection of our favourites from the last week Continue reading “Friday favourites: Autumn”

Friday favourites: Large Format

We weren’t expecting loads of images for this weeks #ilfordfridayfavourites as  we know that not everybody has the will or the equipment to shoot #largeformat, but yet again you surprised us. Continue reading “Friday favourites: Large Format”

‘Blad love – Graham Douglas

Black and white portrait of Graham Douglas

My name is Graham Douglas and I am a photographer based in Cheshire, in the North-West of England.

I have been an enthusiastic amateur since I got my first camera (a Zenit-E) at the age of 16. I recently decided to take up my hobby full-time after becoming disillusioned with my former ‘real’ job. To this end, I studied for a Foundation Degree in Contemporary Photography at Mid-Cheshire college, graduating in 2011.

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EMULSIVE x ILFORD community interview: results time | EMULSIVE Community Interviews

Earlier this year we agreed to take part in @EMULSIVEfilm community interviews and these are the results.

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