Medium Format Film Photography

 
 

Film photography..

Digital cameras are awesome, they really are. They make a professionals life easier, with all the fancy technology that comes with them, and they are only getting better.

There’s something special about film that is hard to put your finger on though. Maybe it’s that you have to wait for the negatives to be developed, you don’t know what your shot is like until that has happened, sometimes weeks later.

Maybe it’s that it takes more thought to compose your shot, and that makes you think about what you are actually hoping to capture, not just an image, but hopefully a small story.

Maybe it’s that you only get 15 shots or so on a roll, so you want to make every one count!

Or maybe it’s that film shots look really cool and edgy and hipster, I think its probably this last one.

Anyway, I absolutely love shooting on film. I have a medium format Mamiya 645, and for me it’s the best storytelling tool I have.

I hope you enjoy my work below!

 
 
Jonny Noakes - Film Photographer/Fine art

Hot days and Latte’s.

Hand models are hard to come by, I’m truly blessed.

Medium Format FIlm Photographer Jonny Noakes

Hot Sun.

The sun, the silhouette of the hills, and the sparkle on the water.

Medium format photographer Jonny Noakes

Beach Fire.

Beach fire, sunset, perfect.

Rick & Emily - Golden hour

Rick & Emily

Blessed with golden hour.

Scorrier House - Wedding Venue Cornwall

Light to fall in love with.

Scorrier House wedding venue in Cornwall.

Film Photographer - Model Portrait

Chloe Bell - J’adore Models

Faces tell stories.

Vintage wedding car - Cornwall - Film Photography

Talk about dream cars..

The Ford Falcon chilling in a street in Cornwall.

Ursula for Jadore models

Ursula for J’adore models

Shot on Mamiya medium format.

London hustle

London Hustle.

Shot on Portra 160, Mamiya 645.

Manchester Hue
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Portraiture for Sid Raphael.

I love the detail from this camera, it’s just something else.

Neals Yard

Neals Yard.

Absolute hipster heaven, I mean seriously.

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I love you, Like it.

I love the couples walking past this screen of romantic cliches, totally unaware.

Medium format film photography of wedding flowers

Flowers.

Probably the most special ones you will ever hold. Probably.

Double exposure on film

Medium Format Double Exposure.

Because if there is a setting on a camera that can produce something wacky, you are damn sure I am gonna use it.

Black and white medium format film photography.

Black and white. Shadows. YEP.

My favourite combination in a photo.

Young man shot on medium format film

Michael Pinot.

I wanted to get a shot of Michael, a good friend of mine. He’s 21, and I informed him that 21 years of age is what I would call “prime time”. So I wanted to get a photo of him to remind him when he’s older, what it was like.

The tube London - shot on film.

Pre Rush Hour.

Not much else to say about this, this is an irrelevant subtitle. You read it.

 
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That’s some good light.

Medium format excels at producing excellent images under most lighting conditions, just make sure you have the right film loaded. This was shot in daylight and so I experimented with using ISO50 film for that exceptionally fine grain.

Pizza at Iscoyd Park

Pizza Al Fresco

Iscoyd Park - this place is just something else.

Film photograph by Jonny Noakes Photographer - Ally Lou from J'adore models

Ally-Lou

Definitely up there with my favourite people to shoot.

Film photograph by Jonny Noakes Photographer - Ally Lou from J'adore models

Cool Kid

Dean Overson for J’adore Models.