I love film photography and darkroom printing, philosophy (I’m a PhD philosophy student) and fly-fishing for wild wary trout in small remote streams. I also enjoy walking the Welsh hills with my dog and my camera, whether it be a 35mm or a 7×5 large format one.

My dog ‘Badger’ – never very far from my side.

This site is more of a notebook to myself, recording my progress in film photography and darkroom work. If anyone finds anything of value here, then that’s pleasing. In these pages I share the frustrations and minor successes that I have had in trying to get to grips with the craft of darkroom printing.

My photography influences are many but I particularly like the work of Eugène Atget, Sally Mann, Wright Marion Morris, Fay Godwin, Raymond Moore, John Myers and Andrew Sanderson.

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.