In my late teens and early 20s, being a young man trying to find his way in the world, I was hugely interested in music, and books. More than that, I was, unconsciously at first, building a collection of books and CDs that I felt defined the person I was, what interested me, moved me,… Continue reading What Does Your Camera Collection Say About You?
Periodically I realise I have too much photography gear. My main cluster of cameras starts creeping on to additional bookshelves. A shoebox or two (or three!) is hidden under the baby's cot with cameras I've not looked at in months. I start finding it awkward removing a camera from a shelf, precariously weaving through the… Continue reading To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)
It's all too easy to get sucked into the incredible breadth and range of old cameras available to us - more than any time before in our lifetimes - or indeed anyone's lifetime in history. A quick browse on eBay tonight shows 18139 film cameras, 32014 digital cameras and 32341 lenses for sale in the… Continue reading Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option
My knowledge of human evolution is fairly minimal, but I am aware that early incarnations of our species were hunter gatherers, essentially hunting and killing animals, as well as foraging for plant life and gathering it for immediate or future sustenance. Of course in the western world we don't this today, but I've been wondering if some… Continue reading The 21st Century Hunter Gatherer
Many of us are caught in the cycle of buying "just one more" camera or bicycle, insisting to ourselves (as everyone else has long since got bored of the same old broken record and stopped listening) that this will finally be the dream machine, the one we'll settle on for good. But there is no… Continue reading The Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike