Adam James runs his own salon in Poynton, Cheshire. I've known him for a while as he used to work at the one I go to. His salon is very stylish, with exposed brick, old leather chairs... and a huge window and double door. I was walking past a couple of weeks ago and saw the perfect photo opportunity - so asked if he wouldn't mind. He didn't. I shot this using my old Olympus Trip 35 with Ilford 400ASA black and white film. The film was processed and scanned by DS Colour Labs in Didsbury. For the upload I simply tweaked the curve a bit to add a touch more contrast, but other than that - it is how it was shot. I exposed for the window (half pressing the shutter - allows exposure lock on the old Trip 35) but credit to the film and camera it has retained the detail in the shadows. The grain this film gives is also a pleasure to behold.
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