When I was growing up, I remember my dad being heavily involved with cars, one way or another. At one point he had a fleet of taxis, and at other times a car sales lot of perhaps 25 cars too. And for his own car, well, it seemed every changing, I guess because he was… Continue reading You Are Not Your Camera. Are You?
Photography has been a constant pleasure in my life for around 15 years. Here are three things I particularly love about photography right now. 1. Image quality doesn't really matter. A couple of weeks ago my mum sent me a photo of us on my late granddad's birthday in 1993. I know the year because… Continue reading Three Things I Love Most About Photography Today
It fascinates me how a convincing and impassioned story can sway our beliefs, opinions and decisions. Not least of all when it's us telling the story to ourselves. This is an occasional series about some of the stories I've woven to myself, to justify a certain decision or purchase. See all posts in the series… Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves (I) – Asahi Pentax S1a
Well, I hate to break it to you my friend, but if you didn't know already, there is no single perfect camera or lens. Once you get through the X number of cameras required to finally believe this yourself (for me X was around 80-100 with film cameras, and perhaps another 50 or 60 with… Continue reading Embracing Imperfect Cameras
During my childhood, I evolved through various collections of toys. One of the first, and longest lasting, was Action Man, and one of the most endearing memories I have is being at my dad's garage (he sold cars for large periods of my upbringing) and stumbling across a huge cardboard box full of assorted Action… Continue reading The Ageless Excitement Of New Old Toys