Mr Brian Russell

My interest in photography began around sixty years ago when my father gave me his pre-war Ansco 116 roll film camera. Later acquiring a Kodak Retinette 35mm camera, I began developing and printing my own B&W film as well as taking pictures with Kodachrome.

I first joined the Society in 1983, gaining an LRPS distinction in 1986. As pressures on time and other interests took over, I left the Society around 1990. On retirement in 2003 I took up photography again, finding myself in the totally different world of digital imaging. At first, I found this difficult to cope with so I remained dedicated to the old way until a few years ago. The purchase of my first digital camera opened up an entirely new world which allowed me to simplify my creative approach to photography. I now mix the two media, mainly digital for colour and film for black and white.

I recently re-joined the Society and was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful it has now become. Despite my sixty or so years taking pictures, I still find there is much to learn, in particular from the young with their fresh ideas.

I have accounts on both Flickr and Ipernity. My other interests include music, poetry and literature; subjects which from time to time influence my approach to photography.

I am always open to comment and critique.

 

 

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