A new logo??

Hmmm. For a while now the Graphic Designer within me has been playing with a new logo. On a recent trip to London I found a fantastic stall in Greenwich Market selling rubber and brass stamps. 

I was there a while.

Playing.

Printing.

Eventually I bought one. 

I've made plenty of prints since, scanned them, cleaned them up, looked at them, stared at them, drawn over them, scribbled them out. And so on.

I think that I *might* be a point where I *like* the current result. But, do I like it enough to change my leaf logo? 

Hmmm. Do you have any thoughts?

Here it is:


VSCO Film 5 - Quick Test, Mini-Review...

…a visual review.

I’ve been using VSCO presets since their release a few years ago. Having been brought up with the wonderful and varied world of 35mm and 120mm film photography since the late 80′s, VSCO’s presets sit comfortably in my current digital workflow. The latest pack – Film 5 – is yielding some pleasing results, especially the Agfa Vista 100 and Kodak Ultramax 400 variations. On a recent trip to South Gare I anticipated that the shots would turn out well with Film Pack 5 finalising the imagery – they did.

Basically, I like them. They evoke the film days of my past whilst bringing the visual conclusion that I want. However, I still find myself using Film Pack 2 the most (notably Kodak 160+) but Pack 5 is performing a close second.

Get ‘em here:

http://vsco.co/film

VSCO Cam - Mobile Photography...

Gratuitous self-plug, some more personal work can be seen here :

http://hammerwithoutamaster.vsco.co/

Once-upon-a-time I held the opinion that mobile phones were for making calls and cameras were for taking photographs. My feelings have shifted! Over the years I've owned iPhones, Samsung Galaxy's, LG's and so on. I now use a Moto G - It's brilliant. By far the best photography App for both Android and iOS is VSCO Cam. I love it. 

VSCO Film 03 - A Review Of Sorts...

Last week Visual Supply Co released their latest version of VSCO Film - 03 Instant Films. I genuinely love all of their previous presets/profiles for Lightroom 4 and so I was more than keen to get these latest film emulations. I needed a mini-shoot to test them out... a morning walkabout around Middlesbrough! 

All of the following have been edited in VSCO Film 03. Any images with people have been shot 'from the hip' i.e. without using the viewfinder - shooting blind (very hit and miss). A mix of Canon 5D mk2 with 40mm f/2.8 Pancake and Fujifilm X10. 

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