With 2018 coming to an end and my workload/travel slowing down I figured it was a good time to have a little look back on how my 2018 panned out. I usually go through every piece of content I created, but this year I'm going to keep it to highlights / notable parts of my years.
A recent roll of 35mm film shot around Blackpool. Shot on the Pentax K1000.
At the end of 2016 I bought my first 35mm stills camera (Pentax K1000), since then I've taken it to pretty much every country I visited and every time, I've chosen the Pentax over any of my digital cameras.
To some photographers this may sound counter-productive; taking an old 35mm camera over a digital camera which would take higher quality, sharper images and allow me to take as many photos as I wanted vs being limited to 36 shots per roll of film.
Let me tell you why it's not and why you should shoot film too.
A couple of 35mm rolls taken over the space of the last 2 months, not of anything specific, just everyday life.
I had been meaning to document my Grandad's poetry since earlier this year but struggled to find time in-between travelling and moving to a new city. Since transitioning back into my freelance role I've had a lot more free time, so last weekend I travelled down to Blackpool and spent a few hours with my Grandad, Stan Frankland.
Last week I finally ordered a camera that I'd been eyeing up since its release earlier last year. The Sony FS5 is an incredibly powerful little camera and a huge step up from the DSLR world. The slow-motion capabilities are pretty good for the price too.
2015 was an incredible year for myself, but more importantly it was a record breaking year for eSports. Tournament winnings rose to unbelievable amounts and gamers around the world tuned into more broadcasts than ever.
Lewis Farley is a filmmaker & photographer specialising in documentary.