Friday, April 13, 2007


Wow, I haven't posted for a really long time. For some reason my computer wasn't allowing me to upload anything.

This year at school really hasn't been great. My life is filled with work, work and more work and very little time for photography.

In December, I traveled to Cambodia. An amazing place that I will definitely return to within the next few years. It was a place filled with unlimited photographic opportunities and an tragic history.
These are only some of the photographs that I took. They were taken with a Nikon F100 and a 28 and 50mm. They were shot with Ilford Delta and Tri-X.

These are not very good scans, but I guess they are something. I have almost finished printing up the better of the photographs and I will try and get those posted as soon as I can.

Any comments are appreciated,
Paul Ballen

Thursday, August 24, 2006

1st in Fujifim National Schools Competition

Just to let everyone know that I came 1st in the monochrome print section for the Fujifilm National Schools Competition. I won a really nice Pentax D *ist- but I am still sticking with classic, old school black and white film- nothing beats it!!!

The winning photograph was of Jerry- the best and only portrait I have ever taken.

Thanks to everyone for their support,
Paul Ballen

If you are interested in purchasing a print please email me:
All prints are printed on Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper and are selenium toned

Sunday, July 30, 2006

New Photographs from July Holiday

Hi everyone,
These photographs were taking mainly at Phinda Game Reserve, about a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg.
All the prints were printed in the darkroom on Ilford Multigrade Warmtone Fiber Paper, which is the reason for there brown colouration.
Sadly the images have been cropped quite a bit- the reason for this is because I have scanned the prints using an A4 scanner, which isnt large enough for my 11X14 prints.

Please feel free to contact me with any question or comments or leave a comment on the blog.


Friday, July 07, 2006

Park Pics

Some pics taken at a park in Joburg.

Friday, June 16, 2006

More New Pics

Here are some new pics that I printed recently in the darkroom.
The only reason that you are seeing so many scenic shots is because my theme for one of my school portfolio's is 'the secret garden'

The Secret Garden

Hope you enjoy! For any sales enquiries please email me- I am saving up for a new camera, hint hint :)

Monochromatic Seagulls


Sunday, May 28, 2006

New Pics


Faces, Canal Street, New York

Shadows on the Lake, Central Park

Boer War Memorial, Johannesburg

Hi Everyone,
I havent update my blog for quite a while now.I have been really busy with school and havent had much time to get some shots and to get some printing done.

Some of these pics were taken in the USA and some around Joburg.
Hope you enjoy them! ---> email me what you think (


Friday, February 24, 2006

New pics


I have been really busy- so I havent updated my blog for quite a while, but hopefully you will like some of my new work.
Most of it was taken in the December Holidays but some of them were also taken in early January.
I really enjoyed printing them in the darkroom and I cant wait till my next holidays to get some more shots.

These arent all my pics because most of them are being mounted- but I will scan them as soon as i get them back.

Hope you enjoy them- you can email me at if you have any questions.