When Perfect No Longer Fits

In my younger days I enjoyed mountain biking (the natural evolution of BMX riding as a child) and my trips were more about hurtling through woodland trails than meandering slowly enough to smell the flowers. So when I returned to cycling quite recently, as I imagine we do with most hobbies we rediscover, it seemed natural… Continue reading When Perfect No Longer Fits

The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

In recent years, 10,000 has been quoted by various sources as being some kind of magical number.  In Malcolm Gladwell's intriguing book Outliers, he gathers evidence to suggest that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice is the minimum one needs to begin to master their chosen craft, whatever that may be. Thomas Edison, inventor of the… Continue reading The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

The Kindness Of Strangers To A Cyclist In Need

Tonight I left work, unlocked the bike pod and thought my ebike felt even heavier than usual to wheel out. The reason was a completely flat rear tyre. My second in a fortnight. As I don't carry a puncture kit or tools, my only option was to walk home with the bike, a not too… Continue reading The Kindness Of Strangers To A Cyclist In Need

Simplicity Feeds The Flow – In Praise Of Point And Shoot Cameras And Single Speed Bicycles

In my experiences with cameras over the last five or six years, I've discovered an inverse relationship with how many functions, features and buttons a camera has, and how much I've enjoyed using it. In other words, the simpler the set up, the more joy I've found. Once all the decisions about settings are out… Continue reading Simplicity Feeds The Flow – In Praise Of Point And Shoot Cameras And Single Speed Bicycles

35hunter And The Future Of Writing

Nearly three years after starting 35hunter, the time's come for an important decision about its future. When I began, the intention was to write about my ongoing photography journey. Back then I was using 35mm film compacts almost exclusively, having discovered film three years previously. Indeed early draft titles included thirtyfivetwopointeight.com, after the lens spec… Continue reading 35hunter And The Future Of Writing