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.