Three Days with the Mexico City Roller Derby Team

Last year, I went to a photography workshop in Mexico City . Spent two week shooting two stories .  The first week I’ve spent three days with the a group of young ladies who played for the Mexico City Roller Derby (MCRD) . This is the article I wrote with my images that was published in a US-based  roller derby magazine ‘Five on Five ’ . My first ever attempt at writing an article for any magazine. It was a steep learning curve as I had only a week to write 1500 words. 

My revived passion for film photography

It has been years since  I have picked up a film camera .At first it wasn’t easy - no viewfinder , no delete button , no fumbling with the white balance because  of the forever changing weather.

Yes I have made mistakes  when using my film camera -  isn’t photography a forever, continuing learning curve ? Not knowing  how my images will turn out is all part the excitement (although it turns out to be a very expensive one ).

And sometimes it can be a pleasant surprise  - like these two above!

Film photography has taught me to be patient again and not rush -with 36 exposures there is no room for firing off the  shutter and hoping for the best. 

On the streets of Nottingham - streetphotography by iphone

 For the last 13 years     I tend to go  where the work is ( my normal , day-to-day , pay-my-bills kind of work )  . Be it on the other side of the country or even another country. Dragging my baggage of clothes and laptop - foolishly relying on public transport to get me to my destination . I  have to say I never took my camera with me  because as I am stuck in some office for 8 hours -12 hours a day  I am in no mood to be creative. Carrying a heavy laptop on my travels has taken its toll on my back so carrying anything else  on top of that and I think my back will give up for good.

Then came the iphone  … and more so the amazing apps  to help with process one’s creativity ( and lighter than the camera).

For the last two months I have been working in Nottingham and for the first time  I have been out in the evenings on the streets in the centre with my phone. 

As we are approaching Summer and  the evenings are getting lighter this has proven to be an incentive to  leave the office on time….

Check out my ‘On the Streets of Nottingham’ on my instagram #onthestreetsofnottingham

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