In 2012 I decided to embark on learning black and white photography. Not only did that require a dramatic transformation in how I visualised images, it required learning a whole new set of techniques in the dark room. Armed with Ansel Adam's 'The Negative' and access to several amazing forums on the internet I started making home developed black and white pictures on film. This portfolio contains a selection of images from the period 2012 to 2016 when apart from Mulgrave I worked almost exclusively with large format (5x4 and 10x8) and medium format (6x7) black and white film.
In March 2020 the threat from Covid forced the UK into a national lockdown. Like everybody else I was limited to leaving the house locally for an hour a day for 'exercise'. I started daily walking on my local footpaths and got to know my local area really well. Finally it occurred to me to take a camera out with me so started taking my scouting camera (Sony A7RII/IV) and 24-105mm lens and made pictures as I walked. The images in this project were all handheld (unusual for me) and made during the two lockdowns 2020 and 2021.