Hi, I'm David from Sheffield, England and have been dabbling in photography since about 1985, though I bought my first camera - an Olympus Trip point and shoot - in 1987.

I like shooting film, particularly on medium format - and so it is my preferred method of taking photographs these days. Digital has a place in my armoury, sure, but I will hang on to film shooting for as long as it’s viable. Not snobbery, just personal preference.

I don't have a photographic style per se, though I seem to have taste for vintage re-enactment events, so I turn up dressed the part with a period camera.

I work in accounts for Henry Boot Plc in Sheffield, though I also do some in-house corporate photography for them. Nice to get out of the office now and again!


My equipment is currently:

VINTAGE:
1917 Kodak No.2 Box Brownie
1925 Kodak No.2 Folding Autographic Brownie
1934 Wirgin 6x9 folding plate camera
1936 Zeiss Ikon Maximar A 207/3
1938 Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 RF111A
1939 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B 532/16
1940 FED 1D
1948 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A 531
1953 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta BX II 533/16
matching period Zeiss Ikon Ikoblitz 1316 flash with PF1/PF5 bulbs
1955 Киев II (Kiev II) with 1946 Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T 5cm f2

35MM SLR:
Praktica LTL3
Canon F-1n
Canon A-1
Olympus OM10
Praktica MTL5
Zenit 12XP
Canon T90
Canon EOS 650
Canon EOS 600
Canon EOS 10

MEDIUM FORMAT:
Minolta Autocord
Pentax 6x7
Seagull WWSC-120

OTHER:
Werra Werramat
Canon Canonet QL17 (currently a paperweight, awaiting repairs)
Yashica Electro 35 G
Polaroid PolaSonic AutoFocus 4000 Land Camera
FED 4
Nikon L35 AD2
Olympus Trip MD
Canon Sureshot Z155

DIGITAL:
Canon EOS 5D 'classic'
Fujifilm FinePix JV200


Favourite photographers:

Francis Meadow Sutcliffe
Francis Frith
Ansel Adams
David Bailey
Joe Cornish


NOTE FOR AGENCIES LOOKING TO POACH MY WORK FOR FREE:
Except where explicitly stated, EVERY image in my gallery is mine and I hold the copyright. You MAY NOT steal my work. I live in the real world where film costs real money to buy, develop and print, so if you see something you like the look of and wish to use it, you must first consider what financial offer you are prepared to make.

Don't like that? Expecting a freebie? Take a hike, most sincerely.

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