//Steve Hunt//Photographer//Dereham//Norfolk//UK//Fuji X100s//Olympus Trip 35//

Sailor Strap - Bold, Cool, Comfortable.
Some time ago I was contacted by Rafal who runs and makes Sailor Strap, a bespoke camera strap company from Warsaw, Poland asking me if I would field test one of his products and become a brand ambassador. I agreed, and after some pretty simple communication between us I was able to order a specific strap, tailored to the colour scheme of my camera. 
As most will be aware, I mainly shoot with a Fuji X100s, this is protected by a black leather half case with red stiching detail. I asked if my strap could reflect this, and lo and behold a short while later it arrived in the post. The perfect accessory for my beloved X100s.
Before it arrived I was concerned about the comfort of a strap that had no wide pad for the neck area, but I needn’t have worried, the rope from which it is made was lovely and thick whilst being flexible. The strap was perfect in length for either wearing over the neck or on the shoulder, and the detailing looked tight and secure, holding the rings in place, but the real test of a product is when it is in use.
Since I have been using the strap I have been to a lot of different locations, abandoned buildings, the Norfolk Coast and the South of France and I can honestly say that it has been faultless, as an added bonus the strap is thick enough to protect it any kind of cutting in one of those dreaded ‘camera snatch’ scenarios. Always handy!
I always feel the mark of a truly outstanding bit of equipment is that if once it is fitted you forget it’s there, then it is doing it’s job flawlessly… this is one such bit of kit. Well done Sailor Strap!

Sailor Strap - Bold, Cool, Comfortable.

Some time ago I was contacted by Rafal who runs and makes Sailor Strap, a bespoke camera strap company from Warsaw, Poland asking me if I would field test one of his products and become a brand ambassador. I agreed, and after some pretty simple communication between us I was able to order a specific strap, tailored to the colour scheme of my camera. 

As most will be aware, I mainly shoot with a Fuji X100s, this is protected by a black leather half case with red stiching detail. I asked if my strap could reflect this, and lo and behold a short while later it arrived in the post. The perfect accessory for my beloved X100s.

Before it arrived I was concerned about the comfort of a strap that had no wide pad for the neck area, but I needn’t have worried, the rope from which it is made was lovely and thick whilst being flexible. The strap was perfect in length for either wearing over the neck or on the shoulder, and the detailing looked tight and secure, holding the rings in place, but the real test of a product is when it is in use.

Since I have been using the strap I have been to a lot of different locations, abandoned buildings, the Norfolk Coast and the South of France and I can honestly say that it has been faultless, as an added bonus the strap is thick enough to protect it any kind of cutting in one of those dreaded ‘camera snatch’ scenarios. Always handy!

I always feel the mark of a truly outstanding bit of equipment is that if once it is fitted you forget it’s there, then it is doing it’s job flawlessly… this is one such bit of kit. Well done Sailor Strap!

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
Andy Warhol
East by North East - Nordic Noir

East by North East - Nordic Noir

Dead Space.

Dead Space.

Making An Exhibition Of Yourself
I have been AWOL of late in terms of my posts on here, but with good reason. I have just set up my first proper solo photographic exhibition which debuts tomorrow at The Dandy Horse, Norwich and runs for a month.
Now I’m a pretty confident person, but I found this quite a nerve wracking experience. By putting up 21 images for people to view, I have also put up a little bit of me, a little bit of my vision, and where in daily life I might be slightly guarded on some matters, here, exhibiting my work, I have left myself exposed to criticism.
But to my mind, that is how this gig works. You can’t please everyone, and in reality, the reason I take photographs in the first place is to please myself, however there is still a bit of me that likes what I do to be appreciated and hopefully that may happen. If it doesn’t then negatives will be turned into positives and I will learn from the experience.
I have already learnt so much, from leaving adequate time for the prints to be finished, to spacing and hanging the images in the right sequence to create the right feel. Just as in other areas of life I am hopefully developing to make things better for the next time… yes there will probably be a next time.

Making An Exhibition Of Yourself

I have been AWOL of late in terms of my posts on here, but with good reason. I have just set up my first proper solo photographic exhibition which debuts tomorrow at The Dandy Horse, Norwich and runs for a month.

Now I’m a pretty confident person, but I found this quite a nerve wracking experience. By putting up 21 images for people to view, I have also put up a little bit of me, a little bit of my vision, and where in daily life I might be slightly guarded on some matters, here, exhibiting my work, I have left myself exposed to criticism.

But to my mind, that is how this gig works. You can’t please everyone, and in reality, the reason I take photographs in the first place is to please myself, however there is still a bit of me that likes what I do to be appreciated and hopefully that may happen. If it doesn’t then negatives will be turned into positives and I will learn from the experience.

I have already learnt so much, from leaving adequate time for the prints to be finished, to spacing and hanging the images in the right sequence to create the right feel. Just as in other areas of life I am hopefully developing to make things better for the next time… yes there will probably be a next time.