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. …

Social Media Likes – Redux

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Well, broke my own record, again. I just finished scanning a series of Agfa CT 21 slides taken in Istanbul in January, 1977. They were taken with my lovely Pentax KX, about 6 months after I bought it, and most were shot with the excellent Pentax 55mm F/1.8 lens. I posted a single image on facebook, across the usual film …