THE CONVERSATION: Two Indian men converse together at the Southampton Mela in 2003.
Whilst hunting for something else I came across a disk of fairly low resolution scans of a film I shot in 2003 at the Southampton Mela. I have no idea what has happened to the negatives, but fortunately the scans are good enough for internet use. This is the first I have posted from that disk. All I know for certain is that it was taken on a Leica M6 with 50mm Summicron f2, and it would have been a C41 process black and white film.
Despite their differences, all faiths have rituals of birth, marriage, death etc. and I am beginning to work on a photographic project to show through the photographic images that in these ways the various religions are closer than we would believe.
If you are a member of a church or temple in the UK that would be willing to co-operate with me please could you contact me. Thank you!
Then in 1998 on a list to Beijing.
“Small children sing a patriotic song for tourists during a school visit in Beijing, China.”
My wife and I traveled to Beijing in 1998 as part of a tourist group, and on the itinerary was a visit to a school. This charming group of small children was originally shot on my Leica M6 using Fuji Provia slide film, but on scanning recently I decided it looked better as a black and white image and converted it using Lightroom CC. The lens was a Summicron-M f2. I think it is quite delightful, and hope you agree.
Taken in Romsey, England using a Leica M7 with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 lens and Fuji Neopan 400CN film.
Leica M9 with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5.