Joy In A Leather Jacket

Of the compact 35mm film cameras I've tried in the last few years, many have given decent results, but only one has combined quality images with genuine pocketability, and close enough (for me) focus. That camera is the Olympus Mju 1 (or µ[mju:]-1), aka the Stylus in some territories.  Well, I say only one camera. In… Continue reading Joy In A Leather Jacket

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Letting Go / When The Fun Stops

Over my photography adventures in the last five years, there have been significant landmarks, where something that had worked well for a period of time just stopped working. Or, put another way, the fun disappeared.  Rather than carry on slogging through and becoming increasingly frustrated and disillusioned, I've tried to recognise what's happening, and make… Continue reading Letting Go / When The Fun Stops

The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)

Lomo photography is an itch I periodically get and have to scratch. Here's how I came to it, the allure it has, and how I scratch that itch these days... Though I was using camera phones to intentionally make photographs from the mid 2000s, my first film camera, in 2012, was about as Lomo as… Continue reading The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)

Why Photograph? (The Hunt And The Wonder)

The subheading of this blog sums up why I photograph, but a recent post by Jennifer has inspired me to revisit the subject a little more deeply. The name 35hunter covers two aspects of hunting in my photography. First, hunting for the core arsenal of cameras and lenses that I'll feel I can settle on… Continue reading Why Photograph? (The Hunt And The Wonder)