Venice During the Carnival 2014

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I was lucky enough this year to have the opportunity to visit Venice during the carnival. It was something which had been amongst my “must-dos” for many years to I was very excited. Although as you may see from the pictures that the weather was not always in our favour it is such a spectacular […]

Out and About in Bristol

Bristol is my home. The city I chose to live in. Often at weekends, on my lunch breaks or in the evenings, I just wander around. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a friend. There is always something new to see in this crazy vibrant city. These pictures are from my various wandering.



Frack Free Bristol Fundraiser Evening

People having fun at an evening to raise funds and support for Frack Free Bristol. A community organisation campaigning against fracking in Bristol and the Southwest. It was a great social atmosphere with several live bands. To find out more about the organisation visit www.facebook.com/frackfreebristol.    

A Couple of Days in Amsterdam

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I was given some time of work and needed a break. I didn’t have much money, so I caught the buss from Bristol to Amsterdam. Spent a few days in Amsterdam, then took the buss to Paris for a few days. I took my Dad’s old Pentax K1000, a 50mm f1.8 and a few rolls […]

Bulgaria and Romania

A selection of images from my short trip to SofiaBucharest and Veliko Tarnovo in May 2013. All photos made using a Leica Minilux Kodak 400CN film for B&W, Fuji Provia 100 for colour.


Love for Bristol. The Arches

 

Out of the pictures I created the other evening, this is my favourite. It shows a place on the Gloucester Road in Bristol known as ‘The Arches”. Gloucester Road is well known for having a vibrant community and small independent businesses.

As for all of MY work: Image © Jonathan Stokes 2013, moral rights asserted. Don’t go nicking them or I WILL charge you for their use. Of course if you ask me… I might feel differently.

Multi exposures, Multi places, Photos that Map

These are exactly the sort of mistake I was looking for, by opting to use a silly old camera and film. I had no intention of them turning out like this, but I like them.

 

I had the bright idea of dismantling my Vredaborch Felicia Duo, to clean the inside of the lens. I had to dismantle the shutter assembly to do it, as a result, the ‘B’ shutter speed setting no longer closes the shutter when the shutter button is released. I didn’t realise this. I kept the camera in place for it’s exposures, then thought I’d ended the exposure, and moved the camera to the next location.

The thing is, I really like the results. This is EXACTLY why I decided to abandon the security and reliability of shooting digital.

All images made using tungsten balanced 64 asa Fujichrome transparency film. It’s out-of-date old film because they don’t make it anymore.

All images are copyright Jonathan Stokes 2013, moral rights asserted. Don’t go nicking them or I WILL charge you for their use. Of course if you ask me… I might let you.

The Moon Passes Bristol Cathedral on College Green

Moon passes Bristol Cathedral

This is a long multiple exposure of a performance art piece which took place on Bristol’s College Green Outside the cathedral.

An illuminated balloon was slowly moved across the scene, raised then lowered, to form an arch. Over the course of maybe an hour and a half. This is a multiple long exposure, with a total exposure time of maybe 40 minutes. It was made using the Vredaborch Felicia, using out-of date tungsten balanced 64 ASA transparency film.

You cannot beat the colour and clarity of transparency film. I like using tungsten balanced film, or if using digital, tungsten white balance setting at dusk, because it causes the artificial lighting to appear more natural while also rendering the sky a a beautiful electric blue colour.

All images are copyright Jonathan Stokes 2013, moral rights asserted. Don’t go nicking them or I WILL charge you for their use. Of course if you ask me… I might let you.