It all kicked off when I was just eight years old. A Kodak Brownie 127 camera, a book entitled The Boys’ Book of Photography and the inquisitive nature of childhood started me on a lifetime hobby of discovery, pleasure and friendships.
My first and abiding memory of photography was as a small boy kneeling in the under stair cupboard with just a pale red light to illuminate the piece of paper recently placed in a saucer of something called developer. As I watched, the image of a paper clip I had earlier placed on top of the paper before exposing it to the light of the room outside, appeared as if by magic.
So simple. Just light, time and a little chemistry. A moment I have never forgotten.
Light Moments is all about my present day adventures with pinhole cameras, large format cameras and traditional photographic processes.