Most of these pictures were taken with a Panasonic Lumix GH2 and a 14-140mm zoom. I have now changed over to a Fujifilm X-T2,with an 18-55mm zoom, a 50-230mm zoom and a 23mm lens.
Inevitably, my first camera was a Kodak Brownie, unfortunately lost long ago. Next came a half-frame Agfa Parat-1. Learning to use it with a Sekonic L-8 exposure meter taught me the basics of apertures and shutterspeeds. A kind person gave me a second-hand Fujita Fodor 66, a 6x6 SLR. Not a very sophisticated camera, but viewing the picture on a ground-glass screen made me consider my compositions carefully. Next was a big step up: a Nikkormat with a 50mm lens, followed by 24 mm and 135 mm lenses. An F-301 was added to the Nikon collection. Going digital suddenly meant leaving the big Billingham shoulder bag at home: a point-and-shoot Casio EX-Z750 made photography more fun than it had been in a long while, even apart from its amazing ability to also shoot video.
Over the years, I have found myself drawn over and over again to the same sort of subjects and images. I hope there is something in these pictures that will resonate with people. Some of them I’m still undecided about - it sometimes takes a while for me to decide whether I’m happy with a picture or a particular version of a picture. Any opinions, comments or questions are therefore welcome.