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!



Shooting with Lomography Purple Lomochrome film

I love shooting film.

Having said that, I am really a digital camera beast - this is how I got into photography few years ago, it's how I fell in love with it, and that's how I pay my bills.

Few months ago though, I rediscovered film after buying a second hand Nikon F3 camera. Now, I love and cherish every time I press its shutter, it feels so special and truly magical. It's been said so many times before and it's true: shooting film does make me slow down, makes me think and focus more on that photograph I am about to make. It's such an incredible feeling when you hear that "click". I also love the fact of how beautifully unpredictable the film can be; when I shoot digital, I try to fix the imperfections, when I shoot film - I embrace them.

And this brings me to the main protagonist of this post - little roll of Purple Lomochrome film. I bought it on a whim at the London Lomography store. I was just about to do a photo shoot with a friend, an amazing model and actor Lucy Scarfe. I thought it would be a cool idea to shoot a roll of that film and see what I'd get.

You can see some of the photos below - what do you think?

For your information, the background behind Lucy was originally green and she wore a red dress and red lipstick.

Thanks for reading! :)

Boxing Day photo shoot in Shoreditch

It was my pre-ultimate shoot in 2014. I invited a beautiful model Estrany to Shoreditch, Bricklane for a little photo shoot. It was pretty warm although the sun was nowhere to be found in the sky.

As it was a Boxing Day, the place was rather empty so it was perfect for us to hang out with cups of coffee and have fun getting the shots. Here are some of the photos we made.


Test shoot with a new model Kristiana

I really love shooting on location in London, and especially in November the light is gorgeous on a sunny day and the colours around are breathtaking.

In those beautiful surroundings, I recently photographed a young, new model - Kristiana. This was a test shot for one of the modelling agencies in London. We didn't have much time but got some cool shots.

I am really looking forward to testing with more models, so if you want to work with me, get in touch!

Photo shoot with Lucy at Winter Wonderland

Few days ago, I did the shoot with super talented and beautiful actor and model Lucy Scarfe. We went to London's Hyde Park where at the moment you can enjoy the festive madness that's called the Winter Wonderland.

We spent some time walking around and getting lost in that mad mad place. We managed to grab a few photos too of course.