About Now

What I’m up to right now…

Photography

This month I’m engaging in another One Month One Camera experiment, this time with the tiny and fun Panasonic Lumix XS1.

I really like it so far, and it’s probably the smallest camera I’ve used.

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Reading

Online, I continue to follow a collection of about 30 blogs.

Some are simply bookmarked for their excellent archives and don’t update regularly any longer, like Wouter Brandsma‘s, whose past posts are well worth looking through both for the photographs and the words.

I’ve recently started following three blogs new to me, which I wrote about the other day – Three Photography Bloggers To Follow.

Offline, I don’t particularly watch much TV, and then it’s usually a film now and then. Having rewatched all the Star Wars movies again recently, I’ve decided to explore the extended universe more through books.

I just finished Resistance Reborn, set between episodes VIII and IX, and have now begun Bloodline, which documents events through Leia’s eyes a couple of decades after episode VI Return Of The Jedi, but before episode VII.

Star Wars has arguably been the most enduring love of my life since first watching the original film at the age of perhaps 5 or 6 in the early 80s.

There are plenty more stories available to enjoy it seems, along with new series like The Mandalorian which arrives here in a couple of weeks.

Music

Still loving Spotify. Most recently I’ve been rediscovering Eno, especially Discreet Music, plus an artist called Benjamin Gustafsson, and his very lovely Presomnal record.

The concept of paying for a service while you need it, rather than buying a physical object, is sowing other seeds in my thoughts, for example, I’m starting to consider whether my next car might be a kind of long term rental for a monthly fee, with servicing and maintenance all included, rather than an outright purchase that you then pay off.

Anyway…

What are you up to right now?

Updated 12 March 2020

(The idea for this page came from the frequently inspiring Derek Sivers.)