Vox Darkroom

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? When Roger Fenton took the first war photographs during the Crimean War (1853-1856), did he fake the most famous image, In The Valley of The Shadow of Death? There are two images existing – one with cannonballs, and one without. Which came first? From Wikipedia: ‘Roger Fenton was sent to record the …

Kosmo Foto – 1970s Istanbul on a Pentax KX

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Stephen Dowling, who runs Kosmo Foto, a site dedicated to all things analogue (and a boutique film brand) saw my 1977 Istanbul pictures. He asked if I would do a write up, telling the story of the photos and my thoughts on the Pentax KX. I also wrote about how historical photographs take on new meanings. This has just been published. …