michael sturgess

Photographer. Artist. Designer.

Indoor pinhole – one

A spot of indoor pinholing at the RAF Museum in Colindale.

Exposure: 1 minute 36 seconds

Exposure: 4 minutes 20 seconds

Exposure: 4 minutes 20 seconds

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RAF Museum, Colindale, London. December 2016.

My favourite camera

The VP Twin.

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Holborn Viaduct, London, UK. March 2016.
Old Baily, City of London, London, UK. March 2016.
St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, London, UK. March 2016.

FP4Party

I took part of the Emulsive Ilford FP4+ Party between September and December 2016.
The concept of the party was to “shoot a roll or sheet of Ilford FP4+ during the first week of each month and share your results on Twitter during the third using the #FP4Party hashtag and by tagging @FP4Party.”
Here’s a few of mine from September.

You can find more FP4Party shots here.

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Worthing, West Sussex, UK. September 2016.

Hello 2017

So, it’s been a while since I last updated this site.
I’ve been shooting loads of film but just not posting to this site. Slack on my part, I know.
For 2017, I’ll post twice a month. Here’s a little taster of what to expect.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget my other site.

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You might of missed these . . . part 2

I’d posted these on my Instagram account.

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Broadgate, London. May 2014.
Regent’s Park, London. August 2013.
Bloomsbury, London. January 2016.

You might of missed these . . . part 1

I’d posted these on my Instagram account.

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New Fetter Lane, London. February 2016.
Florence, Italy. May 2005.
Caorle, Italy. March 2014.

Black and whites

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Regent’s Park, London. April 2015.
City of London, London. April 2015.

Professionals at work

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Barbican Centre, London. July 2015.

Me

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Me, messing around with the Holga pinhole camera last month.

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City of London. March 2016.

A disappointing start

Last month I decided to give pinhole photography a go.
I bought a 35mm Holga pinhole camera, dusted off my light meter, spent some time working out the f-stop conversions and out I went.
I shot the first roll around the city. At first I felt unsure about the Holga; the film counter never seemed to be in the correct position and when winding on the film it would sometimes roll forwards and then back a bit. I thought maybe it’s just a Holga quirk. After I shot the first roll of film, the film counter reached 30 – on a roll of 24. When I rewound the film after two seconds it was done. Annoyingly the film hadn’t spooled properly and so I’d wasted a day shooting nothing.

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I decided to give it another go. I made sure that the second roll of film was spooled correctly and out I went again. I was a lovely sunny day so most of the exposures were between 4-8 seconds. The longest exposure time was 31 seconds.
Again I had the same issues with the film counter and the film rolling back.
To be honest, I’m not too impressed with the results, apart from the accidental double-exposures.

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4 second exposure time

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6 second exposure time

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31 seconds exposure time

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4 seconds exposure time overall

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6 seconds exposure time overall

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London. January 2016.