Archibald Otten touched down on this Earth June 18th 2014. We’re all pretty damn chuffed with ourselves….

Archie Otten




August 23



…the weather is rubbish and my cameras are full of half finished ISO100. Here’s a few randoms that were kicking around my HD.

Shortly we’re off to Bilbao then a little camping trip to the Basque Country coast  – hopefully there will be sun….

unknown man


“Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin’ bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin’, little tenderizin’, an’ down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that’ll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin’ basis. But it’s not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you’ve gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don’t want no volunteers, I don’t want no mates, there’s just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.”

stand and deliver



Stand Development – now that’s my sort developing. Water straight from the tap, a few drops of developer, go make a curry or drink a bottle of wine for an hour, fix and wash with soapy water, hang to dry somewhere and scan.

All my black & white will be done this way from now on. Rodinal and Ilford Rapid Fixer were used for the above photographs.