I’m going to keep this fairly short and let the images below do the speaking. My wife Nic and I have wanted to visit Iceland for a long time and over the Christmas break decided we should book our trip. We were both really keen to go during the winter with the hope of seeing the northern lights. (Which did not disappoint). 

We used Reykjavik as a base, which allowed us to take a couple of day trips to explore the Golden circle as well as some of the beautiful south coast as far as Vik. We also took a break from the road on our last day and spent the afternoon relaxing at the Blue lagoon which is a must for anyone visiting.

Reykjavik is a great city. It's perfectly sized to be able to wander and explore easily. There are loads of great restaurants and bars to dive into and escape the cold. Everyone we met on our trip was so friendly and keen to share their knowledge of the country. 

Anyone who has been to Iceland will know just how beautiful and unique it is. Anyone who hasn’t been or is thinking about it, you really need to get there. Everywhere we visited was truly breathtaking and I hope my photos go some of the way to convey the incredible beauty we saw on our trip. Hopefully we will get to return one day and explore more of this incredible country. 

All images below were either taken with the Hasselblad 500CM and the Carl Zeiss Planar CF 2.8/80 or with the Leica M6 and the Summicron 2/50 on Kodak Portra 400 and Fuji 400H. All images scanned and processed by UK Filmlab.


As 2015 comes to an end I wanted to take a quick look at my year in photography. My wife and I have been lucky enough to travel a bit this year. Visiting Berlin, Lisbon and Barbados as well as several weekend trips in the UK. I have collected below a handful of some of my favourite photos from the year. They are all shot on film, which has been a big change in my photography this year. I will always shoot digital as well but I love the process of shooting film and the results really are unique. 

I started the year with the Leica M6 and after following many medium format shooters on twitter added a Hasselblad 500cm to my collection in the summer. I feel this combination is ideal for me as the Leica makes a perfect everyday camera. While the Hasselblad is so much fun to shoot and the image quality is simply stunning. 

Looking forward to 2016 I plan to join many others and embark on a 365 photo project. This will mean shooting at least one photo per day for the year whilst sharing some of my favourite images along the way. I will shoot this with one camera and one lens and only using b&w film. This combination will be my Leica M6, Summicron 50mm f2 lens and ilford HP5 400 or Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I hope this will help my photography to evolve as well being a great way to keep a visual diary of the year ahead. I also plan to develop the majority of film at home to keep costs down as well as to learn more about the developing and scanning process.

Thanks to everyone who makes the online photographic community so great.

Happy New Year all!


It already feels like a lifetime ago we took this trip. I wanted to share these photos sooner but had a big hold up getting my film developed. I had sent off my rolls on the 21st September and they only arrived at Carmencita Lab in Spain on the 3rd November, that’s 6 weeks! Not good from Royal mail! Finally getting the email saying they had arrived at the lab was the best feeling, as I really thought I wouldn’t see them again.

Travelling to Barbados in September was a bit of a gamble as it falls in their rainy/monsoon season. But after doing some research and speaking to friends that had been at that time we decided to go for it.

As our plane touched down we were greeted with some of the heaviest rain I have ever seen. It was so heavy that they didn’t let us off the plain until it calmed down. We looked at each other and hoped we hadn’t made a terrible mistake. Luckily throughout our trip we experienced a couple of days of rain but on the whole the weather was great.

We were staying on the south coast near the village of Oistins. The island is much smaller than I had imaged. Measuring just 21 miles from north to south and 14 miles across. This made it fairly easy to get about and see a lot of the island's beautiful landscape. It's amazing just how different the coastline is on each side of the island. The south coast is dotted with smaller hotels and a lively strip of bars called St Lawrence gap. Then there is the more expensive west coast where the 5 star resorts line the pristine beaches and the celebrities hang out. Across the island on the east the coastline is rugged and baron. The water is too rough there to swim but great for surfing.

Whilst we were there we had a mixture of chilling on the beaches as well as doing a few trips. Some highlights were snorkeling with the turtles, going down 150ft in a submarine, exploring Harrison's cave, St Nicholas Abbey and taking the Mount Gay Rum tour. The local people really are some of the friendliest we have ever come across. They were all so welcoming and made our stay really memorable. For anyone thinking about going I would highly recommend making the trip. You won't be disappointed.

I knew for this trip I wanted to shoot mainly film. Having recently bought a Hasselblad 500cm it seemed to be the perfect time to get to grips shooting medium format.I also took along my trusty Leica M6 as well as my Xpro-1. My Fuji didn’t get a lot of use, as the light was so good I just wanted to shoot film. I had a few rolls of b&w Tri-x but I couldn’t bring myself to shoot them, as Barbados is a place, which needs to be captured in colour.

All images below were either taken with the Hasselblad 500CM and the Carl Zeiss Planar CF 2.8/80 or with the Leica M6 and the Voiglander Nokton 1.5/50 VM on Kodak Portra 400, Fuji 400H & Cinestill 50. All images scanned and processed by Carmencita Lab in Spain.