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More personal work - film photography

Hello Guys,

I have been shooting more and more on traditional film these days.
I really enjoy the process that doesn't reveal the photograph straight away. On a digital camera you can look at the photo right away and be satisfied, sometimes prematurely. On film, you can't do that, you keep on shooting and exploring some deeper levels of creativity. You focus on your subject, emotion, composition. You are not distracted by continuous chimping ;)

Here are a few photos made with the model/photographer Kayt. Shot on Portra 400 and Trix400 films. You can see I was experimenting a bit with light and settings on my camera.

I think some photos in this gallery are better than others, still; the happiest moment for me is always when I press the shutter. In case of Pentax67ii, it's a loud and beautiful: Ka-chunk!

Dancing for the Parkinson's charity

Couple of weeks ago I was invited to take some behind the scenes photos of a video filmed for the Parkinson's charity. The video is about how dance can be a fantastic form of a physiotherapy and can help patients with Parkinson's disease improve their movements.

The video was choreographed by the very talented Jenna Lee, and shot in Highgate Woods, in North London.

Here are some photos from that beautiful day.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, visiting housing and homelessness charity Shelter

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of meeting the new Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan. I was asked by the charity Shelter to photograph Mayor's visit to Shelter's London Hub. He was there to meet with a number of Shelter service users to hear, first hand, the effect of the housing crisis on London renters. Here are a few photos from that occasion.

Shooting with Petzval 85 Art Lens

Few months ago I had a great privilege and pleasure to be given a fantastic Petzval 85 Art Lens to play with for a couple of months from Lomography UK store.

It is pretty amazing piece of kit and if you love shooting portraiture, this is definitely a lens worth checking out.

If you'd like to read a bit more, please see this nice post Lomography UK did with me on their blog.

If you have any questions about my experience using this lens, send them over!