I find photography endlessly fascinating, (film and darkroom printing in particular), and enjoy walking wide open spaces with my dog and a camera. I find that walking and photography are deeply interconnected, whether in the countryside or in a city.

My dog ‘Badger’ – ever eager and never far from my side.

This site is a notebook to myself, recording my progress in film photography and darkroom work. If anyone finds anything of value here, then that’s pleasing. I do not wish to hold myself out as an expert in darkroom-based photography.

My photographic influences are many, across a wide range of genres, styles and subject matters. Singling out a few is difficult but I find the work of Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Sudek, Dorothea Lange, Fay Godwin, Sally Mann, Wright Marion Morris, Raymond Moore and Andrew Sanderson particularily thought-provoking.

Hereford Cathedral, © Tony Cearns, Ilford HP5 developed in Pyrocat HD printed on Ilford MGWT, scanned from print.

In my photographic journey I am reminded of a quote by Marcel Proust:

A voyage of discovery is not seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes

Hence ‘Sideways eye’

Some of my work can be seen here.