Simon Hawketts

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Views of Dunbar harbour from my slide set of Scotland

I wrote a post last week about an amazing set of 35mm slides I managed to pick up which showed various views about Scotland taken in 1967. Well, I’ve …

The look of Ilford slide film after 50 years

In this, the first of a series of posts, I’m attempting to show the look of a film emulsion which is now unfortunately lost to the world – I’m going …

Some Pictures of Ayres rock in Australia

Although I’d love to go to Australia, it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever actually make the trip, but one of the good things about collecting old …

Photos of RAF Seletar from the mid 1960s

This post is about a set of colour slides I bought which contained a slice of history in the form of some photos of RAF Seletar in Singapore.<p>Boxes or …

Cleaning old 35mm slides

One of the things which is a common curse with film photography is dirt and dust and this is particularly the case with old colour slides. Although I …

Views of Scotland on Kodak film from 1967

This week’s big find on the Found Film site is a box of colour slides taken in 1967 which show many views of Scotland.<p>I found the box on eBay (as I …

The Hunt for Heirs of a Photographer’s Collection Potentially Worth Millions

Here is a genealogy story in the making. Vivian Maier was an amateur street photographer whose brilliant work catapulted her to worldwide fame only …

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …