The majority of my conversation online is here on 35hunter - the posts themselves and the ensuing chat in the comments. I also read and comment on a handful of other blogs, plus Flickr. Given that I don't use any of the popular social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), my online footprint is pretty tiny.… Continue reading The Voices We Choose To Use Online
A recent passage on Darts and Letters, one of the most poetic and endearing blogs I follow, reminded me of my grandad, and the most enduring memories I have of him. One is of his old wooden greenhouse, fit to bursting with fresh tomatoes in late summer, and the overwhelming heady scent and tidal wave… Continue reading Memories Of Photographs Of Memories
Coming off July's month of using just one camera again (this time my Samsung GX-1S), I thought for August I would slacken the reigns a little and use whatever camera I fancied. It hasn't quite worked out like that. In fact it has really worked on the photography front at all. I started with my… Continue reading August’s Indifference, And A Final Flourish?
There's no question in my mind that a camera can be an instrument of beauty. But what this means can vary, depending on the camera. Broadly speaking, I've realised I've found cameras fall into one of two categories of "instruments of beauty" (or of course they're not interesting or enjoyable enough to be in either).… Continue reading Cameras – Instruments Of Beauty
Over the last eight years or so I've had one or two different lenses and cameras. Those that remain I'm very happy with. But sometimes I think about others I had and enjoyed, but then donated or sold on, regretting that decision later on. In fact sometimes the regret was so great I sought out… Continue reading The Ones That Got Away