About 'all my eye'

In the late 1960s, when I was in my early teens, I fell permanently in love with black-and-white film photography. It appealed on every count: chemistry, optics, geometry, beauty, surrealism, humour, humanity and documentary power. It was even possible with schoolboy pocket-money. But my working life went down another route entirely, and I wasn’t able to invest much effort in taking photographs until quite recently and much too late. Consequently, this website is a rag-bag collection of occasional images with not much in common except that I like them. I hope you will like some of them too.

I have tried to arrange the photos into themes. Use the menu (top right) to navigate to the start of any theme. Once there, you can move forwards and backwards through the section by clicking the arrows at the bottom, or using the right and left arrows on your keyboard. You can also click or tap on the image itself to move forward. I am not a practised web designer, so ... if you are viewing in a large window (>800 pixels wide), please be patient while the image loads. This site does not use cookies, so I'm afraid it cannot advise about new material since your last visit.

All photos on this site were taken by me on 35mm black-and-white film. I have owned a modest succession of mechanical cameras: Russian Zenit SLR, Nikon FE, Rollei 35 Tessar and nowadays a Leica M6. I mainly use Ilford film (FP4+, HP5+, Delta 100), but also Kodak Tri-X (up to 2010) and currently some Eastman Kodak Double-X.

The images you see here have been digitally scanned directly from the negatives. However, for me the real end-point is the physical print - that's where you see the full beauty of the medium. I can make high quality darkroom prints to order: email me if you are interested.

Jonathan Reynolds

Latest additions 14 May 2024