Film

Darkroom Build Part 3!!

Good lord, it’s been nearly two months since I was last arsed enough to update the darkroom build blog – shoddy effort. Anyway, lots of progress made, I shall let the many pictures speak for themselves. Lets start with the floor. Damp proof membrane, concrete down and sealed with PVA/Water mix, along with the brick [...]

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Darkroom Build Part 2…

Oops, lack of progress on the blog front. But lots of progress on the darkroom front, to the point that it is nearly ready to start dumping all the photo shit in. But lets see what’s been happening: in the meantime. Created a roof with attic flooring panels, some reinforcing bars and a good bit [...]

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Darkroom Build Part 1…

I’ve always wanted my own darkroom. Actually…I’ve always NEEDED my own darkroom. Last time I had access to one was back in college, and that was full of idiots opening the windows (daylight, argh!) or putting unwashed fix covered prints through the print dryer. Still I loved it and used to spend most of my [...]

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PS

Forgot to mention  Paul Cooklin interviewed me about my photography and processes not so long ago. He’s just got round to putting it up onto his blog, you can find it at the link right here: Paul Cooklin Q&A Thanks Paul. Once you get bored with reading my inane ramblings then you should check out [...]

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Film, beautiful film…

As I’m sure everyone is aware I shoot film exclusively for my ‘proper’ photos. In this day and age of digital whitewash it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find certain films so keeping an ear close to the ground to find them is essential. Nearly all of my paltry wageslip goes on film purchases and processing, [...]

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Hendon Beach and it’s fine selection of clifftop seating.

Evil Twin, originally uploaded by Andy ╬ťartin. My obsession goes back. Way, way back. This is from about 5 years ago. I’ve not really come that far…different gear, different habits and techniques maybe but still essentially the same photos. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…I just have an unhealthy obsession [...]

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Hendon Beach at night.

Is a great place to be…there’s something unique about the atmosphere there anyway but at night this is even more apparent. It’s a strange place, flanked by industry all around and is far from being a leisure beach. But there’s always been an indescribable appeal to the place which keeps drawing me back. Anyway, enough [...]

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Roker beach by moonlight, Sunderland

Roker beach by moonlight, Sunderland, originally uploaded by Andy ╬ťartin. Yeah, one of the better shots I’ve put out in recent times. Makes Sunderland look great. Taken on a 5×4 Graflex Crown Graphic folding press camera, probably built in the 40′s/50′s. Puts out some quality images, mostly down the the Goerz made Dagor lens. Sharp.

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SNAAA!!!

Snaaaaa! Yippeeee! As Oor Wullie used to say… A few images taken in the snow we have had over the last couple of weeks. Some of the best snow I’ve seen, Sunderland generally seems to miss out on any heavy snowfalls with being on the coast but this year made for some good photos.   [...]

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Latest industrial images

Well as I suspected I didn’t get round to updating this blog at all in the time I’ve had it, so now is the time. Here is a selection of industrial images from the last couple of months. All taken in Sunderland, in prominent industrial locations on film. Dry Dock, Sunderland, originally uploaded by Andy [...]

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