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So many articles RE death of photography, death of Instagram, death, death, death. Fuck all that, stories rule, talk of tools, pointless. Tools facilitate, end of. Stories make use of opportunity to share, we should exist in a state of thankfulness & empowerment VS trivia.
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Cycled over to visit Jimmy today to have a good chat and catch up, and discuss shooting a short film about him, hopefully we'll start shooting from next week.

I love listening to Jimmy, so much life witnessed, so many treasured memories and insights, so many stories and jokes shared. It was also just wonderful to see Jimy using his old point and shoot as he made some photographs of his dogs and chickens, his photography will feature in the upcoming film, why he does it and why he loves it so much.
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If you enjoy the thoughts, opinions and insights into the world of professional photography in the writings of Grant Scott, the founder and curator of the unitednationsofphotography then you may we...
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Some more upcoming colour portfolio previews. Jimmy & lonesome the cockerel and Helena at home.
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Indeed!. I'm very happy with Nikon's colour/light capture. In terms of 'preserving light' the intention has always to get great hand metered images, with no need to adjust, after the sensor has done it's job.

There is, of course, the initial selection of shooting mode in camera (In my instance, standard, with everything untouched other than sharpness, which I always turn off.) after that and a jpeg compression for web, nothings touched, no dodge burning, cropping, cloning, colour alteration, sharpening, no rescue, no re-invention of light, everything just as it came out the box and I dig shooting that way. Most DSLR's react to light in a similar fashion to slight film, very easy to blow highlights, so metering the available incident light has been the way I've chosen the last 8 or 9 months and I'm really digging that as opposed to spot metering in cam, though in certain cases I'll still do that.

Cheers, Pete!.
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Had prints mailed back from #smalltowninertia show at @edgehill and inside was the ad poster - what a treat!. 
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Oh, thanks so much!, that was my first ever, a wonderful, wonderful crowd and one of my best memories of talking anywhere. Hope to catch up soon!. 
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#smalltowninertia Simon 'Living with Epilepsy' 2014 

Singing karaoke at home. 

New story coming soon!. 
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Outtakes from coming story update with Jimmy. 
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Spent a few hours talking, listening with Carol this afternoon, the founder of Venture Farm cat rescue, as I continue the preparation to begin a new long form story documenting all the amazing work they do.

Top image : Carol taking a phone call about taking a new F.I.V cat. “We view cats with F.I.V. as a priority and we want to increase public awareness and understanding of this condition with a view to increasing the re-homing percentage of these animals.”

http://www.venturefarm.co.uk
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Small Town Inertia : Tilney1 2014

Popped into the local camera shop Norfolk Camera Center and had the first roll with the 65mm developed to test exposures, good pals they are scan was £1 and dev £2, which was a lifesaver for me, as after paying all the bills, that was all I had left in the bank. 

Low Res scans they may be (54kb Jpeg) it's great to finally see a result from the Mamiya 7ii. Working on sorting a PC that will handle running my own scanner, then I'll begin the process of scanning a sackful of negatives and press on with this years portrait project, as well as new stories, follow up's to previous ones and some new documentary films.
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Shot colour MF, B&W 35mm (F3HP) & digital colour & B&W today. All tools, all secondary to story.
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