About - Roy Tait
Herring Gull
Elgol, 2010
My interest in photography started with washing enough dirty dishes to earn sufficient pocket money to afford 126 cartridge film to run through my father's Kodak Instamatic 155X camera. A profitable paper round paid for the weekly 'Amateur Photographer' magazine and allowed me to buy a second-hand Praktica LTL3 35mm SLR camera. Time moves on.

Today I still occasionally shoot film but now mostly digital. I still favour the square format of 126 film. A cup of tea is the only liquid I require to develop and print images. And I can do both in daylight without any lingering smells. Subjects have changed as well. In this enlightened age the majority of us carry a camera or camera 'phone. The minority who are a little bit more serious about their photography run the risk being branded a terrorist or worse. Strange times.

The galleries on this site showcase what I hope are some of my more interesting non-commercial images. You can see more of my photography on Flickr and www.blaven.com, my website dedicated to a very special area on the misty Isle of Skye.
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