These pictures are from one of my first outings with a new Fuji x100s: I was interested in seeing how the camera coped with the low light of early evening and how the flash balanced with available light.
Some more pictures from my Hand Made In London project, this time from the studio of Carre Ducker – cobblers and shoe makers. After meeting at master bootmakers, Lobb, and competing an apprenticeship there, Deborah Carre and James Ducker set up in partnership to make traditional shoes with a contemporary twist.
It takes more the 40 hours of skilled work to make a pair of shoes and the pair make everything from scratch, even waxing and twisting the twine that sews the shoes together.
It’s been a while since I posted some train travel pics: summer’s been quite busy and I’ve been away a lot and not scooting around London by train so much. Yesterday we travelled from South London right up to the outskirts of North London on what I still think of as the Thameslink line. It goes from the ‘burbs right across the edge of the City – Ludgate Circus (CIty Thameslink) and Farringdon – and then on out to the ‘burbs on the other side of London.
The light was amazing and I was shooting with the 5D and a 50mm1.8… it really tickles me to use an £80 lens on a £2.5K camera and I love the results, right down to the way the lens vignettes at a wide aperture. The colour and clarity are astounding…. so here’s a small selection of colour pics.
I’m slightly addicted to baking bread in a- grow my own sour dough starter, build my own woodfired bread over, drive 2 hours to buy great flour and bake several times a week – kind of way…. so here is a batch of pics from the last few weeks of baking.
This week’s favourite has been a sour dough – with a rye starter but a white flour dough – run through with handfulls of fresh rosemary from the garden. I placed a sprig of rosemary in the bottom of the proving basket to give a lovely finish to the crust. It went really well with fresh crab mayo as a pre-lunch snack with drinks.
I don’t normally take pictures on the London Underground: I know that I’d hate it if someone stuck a lens in my face in the already crowded and busy platforms or trains. But the other day, as I was rushing for a train to take me up to Sheffield for the Documentary Festival, where our film is showing, I saw a shot that made me stop and dig my camera out of my bag… I only had time to grab 2 frames before the next crowd of people pushed by and a tube train came in and blocked the shot.
And a few weeks ago, we were on the way back from another film festival – the Fringe Festival in East London (can you see a pattern) – when a group of people reading on the tube caught my eye. I really like the way that each of them is lost in their own world, some with books, some eyes closed and some chatting…
Here are a few more shots – some from the Underground and some from the Overground.