michael sturgess

Photographer. Artist. Designer.

Month: April, 2012

The angel of peace . . .

The Wellington Arch in Hyde Park. The sculpture depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war. All text and images © Michael Sturgess 2012. All Rights Reserved. Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, London, UK. March 2011.


I used my first roll of Redscale film shooting the musician Yakbone. He had wanted a gothic vibe for his shoot so we went to the garden of St Dunstan in the East. The church was originally built in 1100, damaged in the Great Fire of London (1666) and severely damaged during the Biltz of […]

Cheap ‘n’ cheerful, fantastic plastic

I bought this camera after using my Holga in Venice. I had wanted something like a Holga but small, pocket sized and using 35mm film; the Black Slim Devil fitted the bill. It has a similar vignetting and contrast feel as a Hogla but is a remake of the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim camera. […]

VP Twin

In December 2010 my friend gave me a VP Twin camera as a Christmas gift. The VP Twin is a very basic camera. It has no focus, timing or aperture settings. And it uses 127 roll film. It took me a couple of weeks to source some film and also a lab who would process […]

In the beginning . . .

You’ve loaded the film into the camera and start to wind on. The frame counter is a 0, you press the shutter down and then wind on to 0. And now you’re ready for a great time of shooting film. Only when you’ve processed the film, do you see the “0-1” frame. The moment between […]