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Why Shooting Large Format Makes it So Hard to Go Back to 35mm

After shooting 35mm for a number of years I was always intrigued by the higher resolution, richer images produced by medium format cameras. I was a sucker for that ratio you get from a 6×7 negative too but after seeing Joel Meyerowitz’ book Between the Dog and Wolf, my intrigue in larger formats began to build instead. Why go medium when you can go large I thought? So I took the plunge, started researching eBay and the Large Format Photography forum (a great resource) and managed to find a kit for sale....
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Feeding the Photographic Beast Within Me

I used to shoot a lot of street, where the ethos is to always have the camera with you and always have it ready. Once you have that ingrained it really helps – always looking, always ready. That mindset never left me – even after I moved to a rural area with very little ‘street’ type scenes happening....
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Something Tactile: Why Photographers Should Create Zines

Fact: digital marketing isn’t always the most effective method of marketing your photography. That’s why photographers have been creating zines for years. Of any of the photographers in the stable of the Phoblographer, James Moreton perhaps understands this the most. He’s a man that’s all about something that’s tactile, film, and aesthetics. And he’s also collaborated on and made zines....
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On Family and Photography: A Personal Tale on Film

When I approach our contributors about stories, I tend to cater to their specialties and get them to be more expressive about what they do. In case of contributor James Moreton, we got very personal. You see, I can relate with him on so many different levels. For a really long time my father wasn’t around to help raise me but for much different reasons than what James went through. Now that James is a father, he found a way to combine it with his photography. James is an analog film shooter: and a fantastic one at that....
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The Kingdom: On Black and White Film, and Finding a Home

The Kingdom is a project based in the area of Northern Ireland where I now call home. Dalriada was an ancient Gaelic over-kingdom that stretched from the Glens of Antrim right up to Argyll and Lochaber in Scotland – at that time it was easier for people to cross the sea between Ireland and Scotland than to cross the hills over the land. For me personally, this project is a reaction to finally finding a place to call home; when I was 21 I had lived in 21 different places – so I am a bit of a nomad! When I moved here the landscape fascinated and intrigued me and I wanted to try and take a snapshot of my local community. I have a strong creative streak and desire to express myself, usually through photography, and this felt like a decent backbone to a series of pictures....
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