Sunday, March 7, 2021

Miss Silverstone meets Signorina Monza, disappointment


John made an unscheduled visit to Monza in 1981 and encountered some interesting seating arrangements on the plane and in the stadium....

Capturing Old Winston’s funeral and Young Winston’s election


Don Morley was on hand to record the funeral of Winston Churchill and the electioneering of Young Winston....

Darkest Hour: A half-frame camera and a historic record


John experiences the darkest hour and rummages around for some topical photographs.....

At the sign of the rubber gloves: Fridges mended here


Q: What do rubber gloves on sticks mean in Zambia. A: Advertisements for plumbers among others. Richard spotted this exciting "billboard".

John Boy and Man: First cameras and a return to the old Crystal Palace...


John was rummaging and uncovered a picture of himself as a teenager with his first camera. It set his memory banks whirring and we ended up at the old Crystal Palace motor racing circuit in South London......

Kostas Balafas and his Greece: Philosophy and inspiration


Dragan Novakovic's evocative images from Northern England published two days ago reminded me of this article by Spiros Skaidopoulos which first appeared on Macfilos just two years ago. Since then our readership has grown significantly and there must be many who have not seen the wonderful work of Kostas Balafas.....

Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels?


William has been out and about with his latest acquisition, a Rolleiflex. Just what is it about 120 film he asks?

Man with a tin bath, man without a camera


What happens when you see a good shot but have forgotten to carry a camera. These days the smartphone comes to the rescue. But it is such a part of everyday life that we often forget that it‘s there and that is can produce some remarkable results.

Hassle with my Hasselblad: Is film dead (again)?


Five years ago John had a final fling with film. He bought himself a long-coveted Hasselblad outfit. But it was one experiment too far and he's now back with digital. For good.....

Brooklands 1973 and the last of the Bentley Boys


Back in 1974 Don was sent to Brooklands to photograph the famous designer Barnes Wallis. It led to an invitation to an exclusive reunion of pre-war car racing drivers on the circuit the same weekend.....