Archive for the ‘lomography’ Category

The lake

May 31, 2014 14 comments


I just so love my iPhone! I took this image of Lake Ohau on my phone while I was in New Zealand’s South Island recently covering a wedding held at this beautiful spot – not, of course, using my iPhone for that!



February 24, 2014 4 comments

Within (Typewriter)Within (Grassman)Within (Foliage)

Keeping with the iPhone theme of my last blog post, today I took these Hipstamatic double exposures of my awesome lighting assistant Simon, while I was waiting for a corporate portrait client to arrive. Within a short time of uploading them to Facebook, I found that one of them had been featured on the HipstaChallenge Facebook site. Thanks to Samuel at HipstaChallenge for the title: ‘Within’.

Down at the seashore

February 22, 2014 1 comment

Petone Beach

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an iPhone image. I took this shot earlier this week using the cool Polamatic app, on the warmest evening of summer so far, down at my local beach. The beach is only five minutes walk away from where we live, and featured in this earlier blog post.

Spanish Nights

October 26, 2012 12 comments

A companion piece to last year’s post: Spain through the Hipstamatic eye … Images taken in Burgos, León and Lugo – all in the north of Spain.

A splash of blue

June 1, 2012 15 comments

A splash of blue

Hooked on Instagram!

May 1, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on WordPress. But finally the wedding season is coming to an end, and I’ll have more time to think about what images to post.

In the meantime though, I have become hooked on Instagram, because it is so quick to take, process and upload images straight from my iPhone. This is a small selection of images I’ve uploaded recently, with the whole portfolio found here.

Scenes from a Beach

February 25, 2012 9 comments



Thanks so much to everyone who liked or made such nice comments on my last few posts – I owe you all return visits, but I’m still spending most of my time at the moment processing wedding photos.

These images are a little different: from my Canon 5D to the cool Hipsta app on my iPhone; and from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to just down the street from my home.  I’m fortunate to live less than five minutes walk away from a beach – Petone Beach.  It’s not the most beautiful beach in the world, but it’s a great place to unwind and watch the changing light …

Plastic Lens Flare

January 10, 2012 14 comments

Light Leakage

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I really like the random effects you can get with a plastic toy Holga camera.  This shot of the sunlight on the cobbled streets of Toledo, Spain, came out with some cool lens flare.  And if you look closely, you can see a little cat in the distance walking towards me …

The Ladder

January 2, 2012 7 comments


The Ladder

If you trust the winner within you, you will win.

If you can keep your courage, you will go so far.

If you follow your ambitions, your course will guide you toward a ladder that you can climb to your stars.

Pots, Pans and Tagines

December 20, 2011 8 comments

Pots Pans Tagines

Some people call it ‘the plastic fantastic’ and others just call it a toy camera. Holga cameras are simple and fun to use with unpredictable results such as soft focus, vignetting, light leakage, blur and other distortions. Shots taken with Holgas, as well as with other retro film cameras are part of a new style of artistic experimental photography called Lomography.

This shot was taken on my Holga 120GN outside a traditional Berber house in the Ourika Valley, not far from Marrakesh, Morocco.