My favourite shots of 2017

Red Balloon. Voigtlander R4A, Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 Type III, Ilford HP5+
Red Balloon. Voigtlander Bessa R4a, Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 Type III, Ilford HP5+

“Red Balloon” was taken at my cousin’s wedding. I exhibited this image at the Black and White Group’s annual exhibition in November 2017. I spent some time in the darkroom at the Alternative Print Workshop to make 3 limited edition prints of this, the first of which was in the exhibition. Time in the darkroom is one of the most rewarding and inspiring things to do for a photographer.

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Here are 2017’s interesting observations:

  • All the images are black and white.
  • 6 of the images are film, 4 of them digital.
  • 5 of the images are with my newly acquired Voigtlander R4a and Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 Type III.
  • 3 shots are from my trip to Namibia. Here’s my blog post on the trip.
  • 6 of the shots are shot with a 50mm lens with no shots wider than 35mm (equivalent).
  • Only 2 shots were captured with an SLR, 3 with a digital mirrorless and the rest with a rangefinder.
  • 9 of the 10 shots have a human element, with the remaining one, arguably, having at least figurative elements.