After seeing Eric becoming ever more inundated with his workshop work, videos, Leica work and all the associated travel I decided to get in touch and say “Hey, how about I help out on a more regular basis?”. The result of the following email conversation? OG Thursdays. (My middle name is Mathew (with one ‘T’) but I thought “OMG Thursdays” may have been easily confused with one of the millions of Perez Hilton-style gossip blogs).
What is this all about?
Ill be submitting guest posts every Thursday on a plethora of subjects relating to lifestyle, documentary and of course street photography that I think you guys will enjoy reading. Photographers I have met, people I think you should know, projects I’m working on, experiences I’ve had, equipment I’ve used, you name it and I’ll endeavour to cover it one way or another.
I’m studying a BA (Bachelors) in Contemporary Photographic Practice at the University for the Creative Arts in South East Kent, UK, which – along with supplying me with vast spectrums of information, inspiration and experience – also gives me access to lots and lots of rather lovely gear! A vague list for your delectation:
- Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii (Just about every lens for it too)
- Mamiya 7 ii + 80mm
- Fuji GW690
- Fuji GSW690
- Bronica SQ-B (Again, just about every lens)
- Canon 5D MKii (24 1.4, 35 1.4, 24-105, 50 1.4, 100 2.8, 70-200 2.8)
- Nikon FM2
- Wista 5×4 (and an incomprehensible number of lenses)
- Horseman 5×4 (same as above)
- Bron Color light packs, Pocket Wizards, etc
The idea is that you guys put in a request for the gear you want to see reviewed (Ill let Eric handle the Leica stuff..for now) and I’ll get the gear, buy some film and I’ll write up as comprehensive a review as I can.
Im happy to answer any questions regarding my past work or current projects, take a look at www.olliegapperphotography.com www.flickr.com/photos/olliegapper and olliegapper.tumblr.com.
Comment below for what gear you’d like to see reviewed or any topics you’d like to see me review/cover.
Contact Me (please!)
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet me: @olliegapper
Check out my work on a feature on Eric’s Blog here: “My Life and Story about Street Photography” by Ollie Gapper