michael sturgess

Photographer. Artist. Designer.

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.

Hands

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Great James Street, London. January 2016.

Puddle Two

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Bermondsey, London. September 2015.

Puddle One

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Strand, London. January 2016.

Canada Water Library

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Canada Water, London. September 2015.

Some black and whites

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City of London. 2007-2008.

Giveaway

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I’m giving away 12 postcard size prints of my photographs.
They are printed on Kodak Endura Premier Silk and mounted on card.
For a chance to receive one; email your name and postal address to hello[at]michaelsturgess.com and I’ll pop one in the post. First come first served.

I recently contributed to Holga Jen’s blog of lovely photographs taken last year with Holga cameras.
My photo is on the second link.
http://tinyurl.com/hzrbnqb
http://tinyurl.com/j2pc5vn

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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