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Marc Zammit returns in black and white

Earlier this year I undertook a photoshoot with actor Marc Zammit and said we would be meeting for another shoot before the year ended. We only just made it, a couple of weeks before Christmas. One cold but sunny day we haunted the banks of the Thames as people scurried around us either on their way to buy presents or off for another drunken Christmas office party. Well that’s what December is for surely? 🙂

marc zammit photos as photographed by simon bennett

marc zammit photos as photographed by simon bennett

marc zammit photos as photographed by simon bennett

marc zammit photos as photographed by simon bennett

marc zammit photos as photographed by simon bennett

Winter sun on Wobbly Bridge

Wobbly Bridge, or to use its official name ‘Millenium Bridge’ was opened about the same time as Hungerford Bridge – two new footpaths across the Thames, the latter replacing an older and rather beaten up structure. However Millenium bridge was an all new route from St Paul’s to the Tate Modern, and had a few problems when it first opened – hence its nickname. It may not be as obviously spectacular as Hungerford Bridge, but in the winter afternoon sun its geometric detail came alive and I had to record it…

millenium bridge in the february sunshine

The grainy image

My photography work is digital now – but when looking back at old 35mm work like this which I used in exhibition makes me wonder whether I should take another look at 35mm. You can apply ‘noise’ in Photoshop but real grain is a difficult one to authentically replicate and it really does have its own special qualities. All I need is access to a photography darkroom and some time….

male figure taken on fast film