So I finally decided that if I wanted to take myself seriously as an actual photographer then perhaps I should create an actual semi professional looking website in order to show off my work. Because of that; Welcome to The 6 Million P Man’s photography website where I will be sharing some of my images and thought’s from now on.
This blog will be updated regularly although not on a consistently monthly or weekly or any of that kind of basis. It’s going to be more of an “as and when I think I have something useful to say”. So in that respect I think I’d better say what I have been doing and creating photographically lately.
A few months ago I took one of my annual photographic trips to Italy. This was the third such trip and on this occasion I visited; Torino, Parma, Reggio Emilia, La Spezia, Siena, Firenze and Bologna. Unsurprisingly I shot a pretty farcical amount of film, using both 35mm and 120 on my Olympus OM-1 and Yashica D TLR and I’ve whittled these down into a select few that I’ve made into a zine that is available to buy through my Etsy store. This is the third zine I’ve made of my travels around Italy, hence why it’s called Parte Tre (Part Three) but I’ve also got loads left of the last one I made as well, amazingly called Parte Due (Part Two). Anyway as usual Italy was great, a beautiful country that feels like it’s been designed specifically to be photographed, plenty of images are currently going up on my Instagram for this at the moment.
In other news I photographed the wedding ceremony of a couple I work with (in my real day job), totally on film. This was obviously slightly nerve racking, I can imagine using digital for a wedding is stressful enough buy shooting anything on film is always a toss up between achieving something fantastic and literally getting nothing back in return at all. Luckily, despite one of the camera’s I had with me jamming at the worst possible moment (that’s why you should always bring at least one if not two backup’s, which I did), the results that I got back from the lab were pretty much exactly how I wanted them to be and the couple were really pleased. I’ve been a mixture of relieved it went so well and swearing never to do it again since I was so stressed out for the whole day.
Final piece of news relates to one of my camera’s, specifically my Zenza Bronica S2A. The shutter jammed open back last September when I was halfway up a mountain, and annoyingly halfway through a roll of film. ever since it’s been gathering dust while I’ve pondered about shelling out a small fortune to get it repaired and also trying to find someone who actually can repair it. I’m going to plug someone here as not only were they the only person I could find who even considered repairing it but they also did a damn good job. I used Miles Whitehead , he’d previously fixed a shutter issue with my Olympus OM-1 so I was pretty happy he could fix the Bronica as well, it’s always good to know you’ll get consistently good work that you pay for.
Anyway thanks for reading through this, as I said his is going to be a relatively regularly updated part of the website where I’ll be sharing news about what I’ve been up to. If you ever want to get in touch then please do so through the contact page.
Keep Shooting Film Everyone.
The 6 Million P Man