This year's post is going to be a little more personal than previous years, I usually touch on the projects I've worked on and nothing more. This years feels like it's been less about working on projects and more about finding what makes me happy, both inside and outside of work.
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 Blackpool, UK based filmmaker specialising in documentary work.