The Tipping Point Between Noise And Silence

These days my musical preferences are mostly towards the quieter, instrumental end of the scale. Old favourite Stars Of The Lid, plus newer discoveries Goldmund and 36 have been on heavy rotation in recent weeks. But I'm still fond of rather more noisy music, like My Bloody Valentine or Asobi Seksu. In fact, I've always… Continue reading The Tipping Point Between Noise And Silence

The Delights Of Disappearing Down Rabbit Holes

As a teenager browsing the music section of a large bookstore, I recall two huge tomes that were forever on my wish list. First was The Great Rock Discography, which charted just about every band that could even loosely by categorised as rock or pop, and everything they had recorded and released. It was like… Continue reading The Delights Of Disappearing Down Rabbit Holes

Photography And Its Fellow Pillars Of Health And Wellness

We spoke recently about how photography encourages me to walk in the woods more, an act which always brings me great benefits. Photography is invaluable as a tool for maintaining good health and wellness, but of course it's not the only one. This led me to think about some of the other fundamental pillars I've… Continue reading Photography And Its Fellow Pillars Of Health And Wellness

If You Can’t Hold A Photograph In Your Hand, Does It Still Exist? (And Other 21st Century Cloud Connundrums)

As a photographer I have a wealth of memories of both film and digital forms. I'm young enough that my own first cameras were digital, yet old enough to remember holding photographs in my hand as a child, usually fresh out of the envelope my nan - family photographer by default as no-one else seemed… Continue reading If You Can’t Hold A Photograph In Your Hand, Does It Still Exist? (And Other 21st Century Cloud Connundrums)