A recent passage on Darts and Letters, one of the most poetic and endearing blogs I follow, reminded me of my grandad, and the most enduring memories I have of him. One is of his old wooden greenhouse, fit to bursting with fresh tomatoes in late summer, and the overwhelming heady scent and tidal wave… Continue reading Memories Of Photographs Of Memories
Unless you're a modern day nomad, constantly travelling from place to place, the chances are you visit the same locations time and time again. And, being a photographer, inevitably you make pictures of the same objects in those places over and over again too. One thing I really enjoy about having an archive on Flickr… Continue reading The Slowest Film
Some kind of back up system is essential for any photographer, isn't it? My back up system for what I'd call my artistic photos (as opposed to family photos) is multi-layered, and probably overly complex. I have them on my MacBook, then on an external HD that backs up everything on the MacBook. I have… Continue reading Backing Up Photos – Should We Bother At All?
Most often for me, a photograph begins with wandering through the English countryside, camera ready and willing, hoping to stumble across and capture something I find beautiful. For others, perhaps a photograph begins with the intention to test a new camera is working, without leaving your living room. Someone else's photograph might begin with a… Continue reading A Photograph Begins With…
Photography for me is all about exploring the countryside alone, camera in hand, being immersed in that meditative and restorative experience. I also like the making of a picture to end with me pressing the shutter button. I've wasted too much time in the past with post processing - including scanning negatives myself (torturously laborious,… Continue reading Making Black And White Photographs In Camera With The Pentax K-m