Soaring majestically over the Avon Gorge the Clifton Suspension bridge is one of Bristol’s main sights. Built by good ole Isambard Kingdom Brunel (what a name!) the bridge is at once both powerful and strong, and light feeling.
A great place to take photographs by day with the beautiful views over the gorge and the city, and equally as spectacular by night when it is all illuminated by tiny lights. As a pedestrian you can walk across on either side to take advantage of the views up towards the estuary or out over the cumberland basin. It’s also great for getting up close and personal with all the huge industrial iron work that’s holding the bridge up.
Unfortunately for me the batteries in my Holga escaped and messed up a few of my shots… and I managed to get my panorama the wrong way around… but I think it’s got great potential! And even better is the close proximity of The White Lion, a pub with an amazing terrace where you can enjoy the view of the bridge with a nice cold drink! Hooray!
Although already equipped with a degree in Photography, Justin Quinnell got into pinhole photography a little over a decade ago, when he became the Head of Photography while teaching in a college in Bristol, United Kingdom, a time when "one person would have a fully manual Zenith B beside another with a fully automatic camera. " We've had interviews with Justin in the Magazine through the years, and one thing hasn't changed: his enthusiasm for pinhole photography.
The new Petzval lens glistens attractively on the cover of the current edition of German magazine CHIP FOTO-VIDEO. Four pages of fantastic Petzval photos, and a detailed report by editor Sebastian Lang can be found inside.
In this new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography and the best places to shoot in their home town. Today we go to Bristol to meet Justin Quinnell, a freelance photographer who has made pinholes out of bins and homemade 3D cameras. He is a true film photography experimenter!
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On this day 52 years ago, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her death, as with the rest of her life, remains veiled in mystery and intrigue several decades onward.